The Honda EV Idea is Fit

Sachito Fujimoto, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and the Electric Fit

Honda is electrifying its award winning five-passenger Fit to create their vision of the modern electric vehicle.

Designed to meet the daily driving needs of the average metropolitan commuter, the Fit EV production model is powered by a lithium-ion battery and coaxial electric motor.

The high-density motor, derived from the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle, delivers efficiency and power while remaining quiet at high speeds, up to a top speed of 90 mph.

Honda says the EV will achieve an estimated 100-mile driving range per charge and 70 miles when applying EPA’s adjustment factor. ?The driving range can be maximized by use of an innovative 3-mode electric drive system, adapted from the 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid. The system allows the driver to select between Econ, Normal, and Sport to instantly and seamlessly change the driving experience to maximize efficiency or improve acceleration.

In addition to the 3-mode E-Drive system, the Fit EV will include several interactive coaching systems to assist the driver in maximizing battery range.

To help the driver manage the electric vehicle ownership experience, the Fit EV will have a standard connectivity system that allows the driver to stay connected through a smartphone and personal computer, or the Honda-exclusive interactive remote, while away from the vehicle.

The Fit EV is designed to be easy and convenient to charge. Battery recharging can be accomplished in less than 12 hours when using a conventional 120-volt outlet, and less than six hours when using a 240-volt outlet.

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