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Honda Fit EV gets highest fuel economy rating

Friday, June 08, 2012    

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TORRANCE, USA (AP) — The Honda Fit electric car has received the highest fuel efficiency rating ever from the Environmental Protection Agency, the company said Wednesday.

Honda said the 2013 subcompact received a combined adjusted mile - per - gallon-equivalency rating of 118 mpg.

The Fit consumes 29 kilowatt hours of electricity per 100 miles. It has an EPA rated annual fuel cost of US$500. Honda said the EPA estimates its combined city and highway driving range at 82 miles on a single charge.

By comparison, Honda said the electric Ford Focus has a combined adjusted mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 105 mpg and a 76-mile range, while the Nissan Leaf has a combined rating of 99 mpg and a 73-mile range.

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