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Honda hasn't been shy about rolling out alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid cars. But now the automaker is jumping into the electric game with a familiar name. We drive the 2013 Honda Fit EV, a car that seeks to pair the "fun to drive" characteristics of the original with an emissions-free powertrain.
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buzznonthebay

This will be great to go on vacation with
I will be able to stay in the next town over
How wonderful
untill a car can charge while you drive these are all a waste of money

August 17 2012 at 4:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nnojr

Presscrawler, do a little homework! Most electrics will do a 20 mile commute, there and back without needing a charge! However, my local mall has recharge stations.....wait for it.....FOR FREE! That means no gas! Newer models tout 100 miles without a charge! Plug it in at night at home spend $2.00 and it's charged! Do some homework dude!

August 17 2012 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
presscrawler

Also. what does it do to one's electric bill? Will it cost more than gas as power companies raise price and ask us to use less electricity during the summer? Many questions go unanswered?

August 16 2012 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
presscrawler

But will it be a more affordable price?

August 16 2012 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
starla

If the aim is to save gas, thereby helping to save the environment, this car (and other EV's) is fine. But if the aim is to save on gas and be extension, saving money, it will never happen. I drive a 2001 Acura fully paid for some years now. It looks almost like new even with 134,000 miles on it. I'm not tethered to an extension cord.

July 22 2012 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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alfredschrader

Yes starla, you are correct. The thing that's actually going to change this is the T-Drive which works on the same principle as lightning. You see, you can build a gasoline car with a very small motor that gets better than 90 mpg, only it wont get out of its own way. The new technology to make it peppy is something called stored-charge or "T-Drive". How it works is, electrical energy is stored in carbon foam and is released on demand for lots of power. I know this because I invented it. Right now, I'm the only one who knows how to make it work. When somebody buys this from me, you'll be able to buy an amazing, fun car that gets 90 mpg.

August 16 2012 at 5:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Shaggy Moon

Toyota did it with the RAV4 EV and they only offered it as a lease. 1997 to 2003.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_RAV4_EV
and you can still see them around since those who leased it wanted to buy it once they canned the program.
I think it makes sense to take an already existing chassis and adapting it to be all electric.

July 17 2012 at 8:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JP

Too bad this car is lease only.

July 13 2012 at 11:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
caveredecorator

no thanks my electric bill is high enough as it is and i like to go on out of town trips.

July 09 2012 at 4:27 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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HollywoodF1

troll. No one is that stupid.

July 10 2012 at 11:53 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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caveredecorator

LQQK in the mirror. you will see some dumb scary ****.

November 16 2012 at 2:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

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