2013 Honda Fit EV test drive

Here’s a POV (point of view) test drive of the 2013 Honda Fit EV. It’s the first one I’ve Gotten.

Below are the specifications on the 2013 Honda fit EV!

Drive-by-Wire Throttle System Standard
3-Mode Drive System (Sport/Normal/ECON) Standard
Front-Wheel Drive Standard
CARB Emissions Rating[1] ZEV
Electric Power Storage
Lithium-Ion Battery Standard
Capacity (kWh) 20
Output (kW) 100
6.6 kW Onboard 32-Amp Charger (Provides 17% Charge in 30 Minutes) Standard
Approximate Charging Time (hrs, 240V / 120V) 3 / <15
Electric Motor
AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor
Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.185, Reverse: 2.185, Final Drive: 3.688 Standard
Horsepower/Kilowatts (SAE net @ rpm, Sport Mode) 123 / 92 @ 3695~10320
Horsepower/Kilowatts (SAE net @ rpm, Normal Mode) 100 / 75 @ 3695~10320
Horsepower/Kilowatts (SAE net @ rpm, ECON Mode) 63 / 47 @ 3695~10320
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 189 @ 0 – 3056
Unit-Body Construction Standard
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension Standard
Multi-Link Rear Suspension Standard
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 24.0 / 13.0
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) Standard
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.11
Steering Ratio 16.0
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft) 34.3
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes (in, front/rear) 11.1 / 8.7
Wheels 15" Alloy
All-Season Tires P185 / 65 R15 86T
Tire Repair Kit Standard
Exterior Measurements
Wheelbase (in) 98.4
Length (in) 162.0
Height (in) 62.2
Width (in) 67.7
Track (in, front/rear) 58.5 / 57.6
Curb Weight (lbs, MT/AT) 3252
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear) 55 / 45
Interior Measurements
Headroom (in, front/rear) 40.4 / 37.3
Legroom (in, front/rear) 41.3 / 35.2
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 52.7 / 51.1
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 51.5 / 45.0
Cargo Volume (cu ft, seat up/down) 12.0 / 49.2
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 89.3
Seating Capacity 5
EPA Mileage Ratings[2]
City/Highway/Combined (MPGe) 132 / 105 / 118
Combined (adjusted range) 82
Active Safety
Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control[3] Standard
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Standard
Brake Assist Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)[4] Standard
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Standard
Passive Safety
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure Standard
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Standard
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Standard
Side Curtain Airbags Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints Standard
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions Standard
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System Standard
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All) Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder Standard
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks Standard
Exterior Features
Illuminated Battery Charging Door (120V and 240V) Standard
Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna Standard
Security System with Remote Entry Standard
Body-Colored Folding Power Side Mirrors Standard
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers Standard
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Standard
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Blue-Tinted Chrome Bezels Standard
LED Taillights with Blue-Tinted Chrome Bezels Standard
Body-Colored Side Underbody Spoilers Standard
Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler Standard
Tinted Glass Standard
Body-Colored Door Handles Standard
Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Automatic Climate Control Standard
HondaLink Telematics Standard
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition, FM Traffic and Electric Charging Station Mapping[5] Standard
Rearview Camera with Guidelines Standard
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®[6] Standard
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column Standard
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise / Audio / Phone / Navi
Beverage Holders (10 total) Standard
Upper and Lower Glove Compartments Standard
Door-Pocket Storage Bins, Front Standard
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors Standard
Map Lights Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet Standard
Remote Battery Charging Door Release Standard
Headlights-On Reminder Standard
Rear Window Defroster Standard
Floor Mats Standard
Honda Bio-Fabric-Trimmed Interior Standard
Heated Front Seats Standard
Reclining Front Seatbacks Standard
Driver's Seat Armrest Standard
Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors Standard
Adjustable Head Restraints Standard
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Seat Standard
Audio Systems
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
USB Audio Interface [7] Standard
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack Standard
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability[8] Standard
Radio Data System (RDS) Standard
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC) Standard
Interactive Remote Control
Climate Control Indicator Standard
EV Battery Charging Indicator Standard
EV Battery Charge Level Indicator Standard
Interior Temperature Indicator Standard
Multi – Information Display
Average Energy Usage Indicator (miles/kWh) Standard
Average Speed Indicator Standard
Battery Charge Low Message Standard
Check 12-Volt Charging System Message Standard
Check ABS System Message Standard
Check Airbag System Message Standard
Check Plug-In Charging System Message Standard
Check Power Steering System Message Standard
Check Power System Message Standard
Check Tire Pressure Message Standard
Check TPMS System Message Standard
Check VSA System Message Standard
Customizable Settings Menu Standard
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) Standard
Doors/Hatch-Open Message Standard
Drive Mode Messages Standard
Eco/Eco Score/Eco Drive Bar Standard
Elapsed Time Indicator Standard
Exterior Temperature Indicator Standard
Fasten Seatbelt Messages Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Message Standard
Power Reduced Messages Standard
Power System Indicator Standard
Remove Charger Connector Message Standard
3-Mode Drive System Buttons (Sport/Normal/ECON) Standard
12-Volt Battery Charging System Indicator Standard
ABS Indicator Standard
Airbag System Indicator Standard
Brake System Indicators Standard
Cruise Control Indicators Standard
Digital Speedometer Standard
Doors/Hatch-Open Indicator Standard
Drive Mode Indicator Standard
ECON Mode Indicator Standard
Electricity Consumption Indicators Standard
EPS Indicator Standard
Headlights-On Indicator Standard
High-Beam Indicator Standard
Immobilizer System Indicator Standard
Lithium-Ion Battery Charge Level Indicator Standard
Low Power Indicator Standard
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator Standard
Plug-In Indicator Standard
Power/Charge Indicator Standard
Power Reduced Indicator Standard
Power System Indicator Standard
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator Standard
Security System Indicator Standard
Shift Lever Position Indicator Standard
System Message Indicator Standard
TPMS Indicator Standard
Transmission Indicator Standard
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators Standard

[1] ZEV (Zero-Emission Vehicle) model as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2] 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.
[3] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[4] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[5] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (FM Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6] The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[7] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[8] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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