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Honda Fit EV offers space and sport (pictures)

Honda gives its versatile Fit model the EV treatment, a clean-running and efficient drivetrain with a potent sport mode.

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The Honda Fit EV is a retrofit of the second-generation Fit model.

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The car features a range of 82 miles, as rated by the EPA.

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The grille gets replaced by a chrome smile.

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Honda swapped the torsion-bar rear suspension for a multilink system to deal with added weight.

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As a five-door hatchback, the Fit EV offers plenty of cargo and passenger space.

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Honda does not offer energy-saving LED headlights for the Fit EV.

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The battery pack sits under the car's body.

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15-inch tires don't offer much rubber to cushion the ride.

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Honda covers the seats in a sugar cane-derived material.

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The rear seat folds down, rather than up and out of the way, as does the Magic Seat in the standard Fit.

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The navigation head unit comes standard in the Fit EV.

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The transmission is just a single-speed reduction gear, but the shifter offers a B mode, for maximum brake regeneration.

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The instrument cluster display shows range and gives drivers an eco score based on their efficiency.

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Drive mode buttons play a big part in daily life with the Fit EV.

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This range map shows a radius based on direct miles, not road miles.

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The screens in this older head unit lack refinement.

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The Fit EV includes Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for drives or iOS devices.

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The back-up camera comes standard.

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