Honda significantly modified the chassis of the Fit to accomodate a flat battery pack, capable of storing 20 kilowatt-hours of electricity, underneath the passenger compartment. That modification raised the car 1.5 inches, but results in good weight distribution.
Because of the changed configuration of the chassis, Honda had to do away with the Magic Seats found in the standard Fit. In the Fit EV, the rear seats still fold down, but do not create a flat cargo floor.
Another change to the Fit platform was the replacement of the rear torsion bar suspension with a multilink suspension. Honda made this change to accommodate the battery pack, but it results in a better-handling car.
The instrument cluster is composed of a power-use gauge on the left, digital speed and range in the middle, and a big, analog gauge showing the battery level on the right. The center display also shows driving efficiency.
In addition to Honda's standard infotainment features, the navigation system includes some EV specific screens. This one shows the range of the Fit EV superimposed on the map, making trip planning easier.