Honda’s first all-electric Fit has been received by its owner, the company announced via a press release. The Southern California company was the first to sign up to lease the fit on Honda’s website.
A limited number of EV Fits are being leased to consumers in California and Oregon through October 2014. The lease totals three years at $389 per month.
All Fit EV models come in one color: Reflection Blue Pearl. Maintenance costs are included in the lease.
The Fit EV features the highest-EPA rating for a production vehicle at 118MPGe. Like the standard Fit, it seats five. Most of the exterior and interior style elements are a carryover from the standard Fit.
The lucky couple — Matt and Becky Walton from Ventura County, took delivery of the Fit EV at Woodland Hills Honda north of Los Angeles.
As with GM’s limited-release of the EV1 in the mid-to-late 90s, those interested in the Fit EV will only be able to lease the car. Honda has not yet announced plans to sell the vehicle.
The Fit EV uses a 20kWh battery module, which Honda says lasts longer and can be recharged in as little as three hours. The electric Fit has a listed range of 100 miles. It’s powered by a 92kw electric motor.