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.


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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.

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