Featured Honda’s New 186-Mile Electric Fit Will Be Priced Below $20,000

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    Honda's New 186-Mile Electric Fit Will Be Priced Below $20,000

    Now, I just wonder if they'll sell them nationwide in the US, or if they'll still only sell them in California/CARB states.

    I do love that it's now comparable in price to entry level sedans. Even though the range isn't the greatest, and I'm assuming that 186 EV miles isn't on the EPA test cycle, at such a fairly low price relative to other EV's, it should get a lot of attention, and potentially sales, if Honda doesn't hamstring availability.
     
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    i think it would be quite popular, but also wonder if it is compliance. i wonder if honda will have any tax credits left by then.
     
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    Recall that Ghosn (Nissan) said the key to market penetration is lower entry price. I assume that means they'll continue to work on the LEAF to bring down the cost. The Fit might beat them too it (but of course the Fit is a subcompact while the LEAF is a compact). Nevertheless, it's a good car for city dwellers and the EV part will help those who have charging stations in their townhouses or condos.
     
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    Last time Honda introduced Fit EV to US, it never become available in my area. If I did not buy Prime, I would be very interested in this new Fit EV.
     
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    I would be standing in line, for a hybrid Fit, plug-in or not.
     
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    If I was in the market, I'd be very interested in the Fit. I love the cargo and head room inside and of course, the magic seats.
     
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    Might work out for warm weather areas of the country where it wouldn't lose half it's range during winter.
     
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    unless you only need 75 miles to begin with.
     
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    The first Fit EV used air cooling for the battery, but the Clarity Electric uses liquid.
     
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    I too was interested in the last EV Fit, which dealers in my neighboring state said they couldn't sell to me in PA. So I decided to buy a Prius instead. My round trip for work is 33 miles, which would work well. However, I'm less interested now that I have my Prius -- assuming of course they would allow me to get one this time. :rolleyes:
     
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    Also could be a good excuse to stay home.... "I don't know... I'll be cutting it close boss" :p
     
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    It would be great for a two car family. I like the idea but it is too small for me.
     
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    Honda was only leasing the previous Fit EV. They were offering it for compliance reasons, but also for "in the wild" testing.
     
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    That's right. Wasn't it for 2 years, and they took it back at the end?
     
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    2013 was the first model year.
    "In July 2014 Honda announced the end of production of the Fit EV for the 2015 model, together with the Honda Insight hybrid and the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell car.[144] A total of 1,070 new units were leased in the U.S. through April 2015.[145][146][147][148] In March 2015 Honda offered a two-year lease extension to existing lessees, and also to new customers on used cars, at a reduced priced of US$199 a month with no down payment. In both cases there is no purchase option at the end of the lease.[149]"
    Honda Fit - Wikipedia

    So I'm guessing a person could have driven a Fit EV for a total of 5 years.
     
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    I agree..that would be a pretty sweet package.
     
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