Honda has leapfrogged its competitors in mileage range and EPA ratings for the upcoming Honda Fit electric vehicle.
The all-electric version of the popular Fit subcompact will be able to travel 82 miles on a single charge, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
That’s better than the Ford Focus electric (76 miles), the Nissan Leaf (73 miles) and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (62 miles).
“The 82 miles is great. Every little bit helps when you are talking about range in an electric vehicle,” said John O'Dell, who follows alternative fuel vehicles for auto information company Edmunds.com
What’s more, the Fit has among the smallest batteries of the electric vehicles on the market. The 20 kilowatt-hour battery is 13% smaller than the Focus' and 17% smaller than the Leaf's. Only the Mitsubishi, the tiniest car in the group, has a smaller charge capacity.