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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:18 pm

KeiJidosha wrote:
JeremyW wrote:Does the FitEV have any sort of pack heater(s)? I thought no... but to me it seems like a no-brainer to use *some* heating measure while charging/connected to at least keep the pack temperatures up somewhat.
No pack heater, only air cooling. FEV range suffers from small battery (~18kWh usable at 70°), resistive heating element, and reliance on efficient regen that is absent in colder temps. Not much of an issue in California target market, but a real handicap in cold Northeast.
This was surprising to me, but I have suffered less, relatively, in the cold weather with my higher percentage of highway commuting than those with short, stop and go commutes. The regen gets crushed in the cold weather.

By the way, it was fun confusing the GOM when we had a day of warm weather after a real cold snap. One day I started with 37 miles on the GOM and after a 35 mile commute, saw the range increase to 38 miles!

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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:54 pm

So is this it? No more Honda Fit EV?

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... -are-built" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Whats next for Honda? Are they going to follow Toyota and go down the FCV route?

This is so sad...
But even with healthy demand, Honda had no intentions to produce any more Fit EVs than are required under California's zero-emission vehicle requirements.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:52 pm

palmermd wrote:So is this it? No more Honda Fit EV?

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... -are-built" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Whats next for Honda? Are they going to follow Toyota and go down the FCV route?

This is so sad...
But even with healthy demand, Honda had no intentions to produce any more Fit EVs than are required under California's zero-emission vehicle requirements.
Yes, Honda and Toyota will both be introducing their next generation FCEVs here in 2015.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:02 am

Here's another article talking about the demise of the Fit EV. It's interesting that they will stop selling (I should say leasing) the Fit with no replacement planned even though dealers have long waiting lists. They only moved a few FCX yet plan on bringing a successor hydrogen car in the next few years.

I guess Tesla will have a customer for their ZEV credits in the future. It's too bad, from what I read, the Fit EV is (or was or could have been) pretty much the only true competitor to the Leaf.

http://www.dailytech.com/RIP+Honda+Insi ... e36304.htm
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:13 am

Honda has never been much in to electrification... Even their hybrids have been, and are, mediocre.
muus wrote:It's too bad, from what I read, the Fit EV is (or was or could have been) pretty much the only true competitor to the Leaf.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:30 pm

Via GCC:
Honda introduces new lease options for existing and prospective Fit EV lessees

Honda is introducing new lease programs for both existing and prospective Fit EV customers in the US. For current, eligible Fit EV customers, Honda is offering a two-year lease extension that includes a lower $199 monthly payment (previously $259) and extends the unlimited mileage, routine maintenance and collision coverage that were included in the original lease.

The reduced lease price and matching two-year terms will also be available to new customers interested in driving a used Honda Fit EV.
Full article here: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/03 ... fitev.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Similar articles at ievs.com, GCR etc.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:26 pm

Those of us leasing have gotten the lease extension notice, which is good news as it buys more time until other options are out. Honda says they will have a next generation BEV, but who knows.
A very cold winter in the northeast has been brutal for range, really my only complaint about the Fit EV. Although some have gotten decent range by not using the heat and only intermittent defrost, I'm not that hardy a soul!
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:19 pm

I have now seen 3 Honda Fits. The utterly bright blue makes this car a non lease item for me. I like the Fit's profile but please, I do not want a car that screams look at me, I am greener than you!

The Mercedes Benz in its German video with blue trim and a door sticker would completely turn me off. On my current car the only indication is the Electric Drive sticker and the ugly aerodynamic wheels. I can live with that.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:58 pm

The Honda Fit EV, like the Fiat 500e, Chevy Spark EV, Kia Soul EV, and probably the Ford Focus Electric are only distinguishable as electric vehicles to us EV nerds. And small cars do tend to be offered in bright colors.
That a similar screaming Blue as used on the Subaru WRX STi
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015- ... 74879.html
and VW GTI,
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-v ... -info-news
(neither of which are flaunting their green credentials), is appropriate for the Fit EV is debatable. But Roy Richards, in an unmodified Fit EV, did beat a modified Tesla on the Pikes Peak hill climb this last year (12:55.591).
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com ... 013-p1.jpg
http://gas2.org/2014/06/29/pikes-peak-2 ... e-results/
I agree it is not a subtle color, but I don't think it's about being green ;) .
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:55 am

GlennD wrote:I have now seen 3 Honda Fits. The utterly bright blue makes this car a non lease item for me. I like the Fit's profile but please, I do not want a car that screams look at me, I am greener than you!

The Mercedes Benz in its German video with blue trim and a door sticker would completely turn me off. On my current car the only indication is the Electric Drive sticker and the ugly aerodynamic wheels. I can live with that.
Bluer than yuer ! I happen to like the color.

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