In England, when you want to say that a guy or a gal is h-o-t-t HOT, you say “He/she is FIT!” And that is what we want to say about the 2013 Honda Fit EV. The Fit is FIT. F-i-t-t FIT!
This car — this car! — according to the EPA, gets the fuel efficiency equivalent if 118 miles per gallon.
As an electric vehicle (EV), the car does not use fuel, so one might also say that it gets 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles. That’s better than the Ford Focus Electric, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Nissan Leaf, according to Wired. The Fit also charges in three hours and has a range of 82 miles. It costs $36,625, which, admittedly, is pretty expensive. (A new Prius, for instance, now starts at $24,000.)
But a normal driver with a Fit will consume about $500 of electricity per year. Anyone driving a gas-guzzler might spend that much in a month or two — meaning you’re saving thousands of dollars for every year you own it. Yeah, you’re going to want to ogle this car. And start figuring out what pick-up line you’re going to use when you meet the fit owner of a Fit down at the pub sometime soon.