Update: Honda confirmed no charge maintenance and collision coverage is part of the lease. They provided fine print below.
As to why Honda chose to limit mileage on the lease, anyone's guess is as good as mine. It is interesting, since mileage is limited on traditional leases because the car is worth less to a resale buyer, and hence to the receiving dealer. But if the Fit EV is not going to be re-sold, why does it matter to Honda?
Anyway, here's the deets on the lease:
Subject to limited availability through October 2014 in designated market regions on approved credit through
American Honda Finance Corp. Closed end lease for 2013 Honda Fit EV for well-qualified lessees meeting specific
use and operation requirements. Not all applicants will qualify. No purchase option at lease end. MSRP $37,415
(includes destination). Excludes tax, title, license, registration, options and insurance. Zero capitalized cost
reduction due from Lessee; electric vehicle federal tax credit applied as capitalized cost reduction. Lessee
responsible for tax on capitalized cost reduction where applicable. Total monthly payments $14,004.00. Lessee
responsible for non-routine maintenance, excessive wear/tear and up to $0.20/mi. over 12,000 mi./yr. Lease
includes collision coverage, routine maintenance, roadside assistance and navigation system updates. Please see
your authorized Fit EV dealer for complete details.