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Mike Stevens | Nov, 17 2011 | 0 Comments

Honda's electrified Fit EV will make its long-coming American debut in 2012, where it will be offered on a lease to green motorists in the California and Oregon regions.

Sold in Australia as the petrol-powered Jazz, the electric version of the Fit is driven by a 92kW electric motor - the same coaxial unit that stars in the overseas Honda FCX Clarity.

The upcoming CR-Z sports hybrid has also lent the Fit EV some technology, adding a three-mode drive system that offers selectable Economy, Normal and Sport modes.

In Economy mode, optimum driving range is the focus, limiting the motor's output and torque to maintain efficient driving.

In Sport mode, acceleration is the focus, and Normal represents a balance of the two extremes.

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The Fit EV will also be equipped with an interactive coaching system, including a meter display that offers tips on when to shut off the air-conditioning and other accessories to conserve power.

Honda says the Fit EV will offer a combined city/highway driving range of around 122 kilometres and can be recharged in three hours through a 240 volt connection.

In the US, the electrified Fit will be offered to "select" customers - likely corporations and government departments, a la Mitsubishi's early i-MiEV programme in Australia - at a cost of US$399 per month.



Don't expect to see this one in Australia anytime soon.

While Mitsubishi plows ahead with the i-MiEV - now available to the general public - Honda Australia's Melissa Cross confirmed with TMR today that the company has no plans to offer the Fit EV in Australia.

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