Congratulations go out to automotive pioneers Matt and Becky Walton, who recently became the first U.S. customers for the 2013 Honda Fit EV. Their new high-efficiency hatchback will become a daily driver for the couple, who will enjoy the ability to travel up to 82 miles on a single charge with EPA ratings of 132 MPGe city/105 MPGe highway/118 MPGe combined. Further, based on the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity needed to travel 100 miles—just 29 for the Honda—the Fit EV is the most efficient all-electric car in the world.
For added practicality, it also boasts one of the quickest recharging rates: Owners will be able to re-energize the Fit EV in under three hours using a 240-volt charger unit. And for the Waltons, the car has the benefit of coming from one of their favorite automakers. The couple first started buying Hondas back in the early 1970s, and the vehicle that will become their alternative choice now that they have the Fit EV is their Honda Odyssey minivan.
Currently available only in California and Oregon, the 2013 Honda Fit EV can be leased for as little as $389 per month for 36 months.
“It’s truly an honor to take delivery of the first Honda Fit EV and participate in the advancement of all-electric vehicles in the real world,” said Matt Walton. “The Honda Fit EV is not only a sustainable and energy efficient transportation option with the highest fuel-efficiency rating of any EV, but it has the added bonus of being fun-to-drive and can fully recharge from empty in less than three hours.”