The 2013 Honda Fit(Jazz) EV becomes the most fuel efficient electric car in the world with a mileage figure of an astounding 50+ Kmpl
Electric cars can’t really be compared with cars powered by the internal combustion engine. However, if you must, technically comparing what an electric car costs to run when compared to a internal combustion car, its mileage figure can be extrapolated. Now, that means that the cost of electricity that the electric car consumes over a certain distance has to be calculated. Then, by comparing this to the cost of running a petrol or a diesel car, the mileage of an electric car can be extrapolated. Doing something similar, the current claim for the most fuel efficient electric car in the world rests with the 2013 Honda Fit EV, also known as the Jazz in many markets.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV delivers a fuel economy of 118 MPGe(e for electric), which equates to about 50.16 Kmpl, making this electric car the most fuel efficient in its class. The Honda Fit EV beats the likes of the Mitsubishi i-MIEV(112 MPG), the Ford Focus EV(108 MPG) and the Nissan Leaf(99 MPG) hollow. The 2013 Honda Fit EV therefore bags the bragging rights when it comes to going the farthest on every single charge of its lithium ion battery stack. The electric car will go on sale later this year in select markets across the world.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV is powered by an electric motor that generates 123 Bhp of peak power and 261 Nm of peak torque. As is the case on almost all electric vehicles, the peak torque of 261 Nm is available right from word go. The Fit EV has an effective range of 131 kilometers. The car comes with a 20 kWh battery stack that can be recharged through the on board charger which can be connected to an external power supply of 120 Volts or 240 Volts. The 240V supply can recharge the Fit EV’s batteries in under 3 hours, from the low battery condition displayed on the dashboard.
The Fit EV has a few stylistic differences when compared to its internal combustion siblings. The stylistic changes also include a new front end, which is reshaped for better aerodynamics. These changes apart, the Fit EV is essentially the Honda Jazz/Fit hatchback that can seat give adults, albeit with an electric motor instead of a petrol engine. The 2013 Fit EV can operate in three driver selectable modes, Economy, Normal and Sport mode. The EV also gets brake energy regeneration as standard.