Honda Cuts Fit EV Lease Costs

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
honda cuts fit ev lease costs

New and current Honda Fit EV customers can look forward to a reduction in their lease costs.

The old lease cost of $389/month for 36 months with 12,000 miles allowed annually has now become $259/month for 36 months with unlimited mileage. Also included are scheduled maintenance, collision coverage and a free 240V charger (the unit is free but you have to pay for installation). Customers who already leased a Fit EV will be able to take advantage of the new rates going forward.

The EV market is experiencing a bit of a price war lately, with aggressive deals from Fiat, Nissan and Chevrolet. For commuters in California, this presents an opportunity for a cheap runabout for short distances. TTAC contributor Jeff Jablansky is slated to give us his impressions of what it’s like to live with the Fit EV in the next couple weeks. In the mean time, Alex Dykes has driven a pre-production version, and currently has a Fiat 500e in his garage. The rest of us will have to watch from afar.

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  • Art  Vandelay Art Vandelay on May 30, 2013

    If they sold these in the Louisville area I would be inclined to give it a look. 259 and them footing the collision insurance is getting very close to making it worthwhile to park the gas guzzler. I would be close to breaking even at least.

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    • Art  Vandelay Art Vandelay on May 31, 2013

      @rudiger Agreed. I do wish they'd make it available to us though as it would work for my intended use just plugging it in at night back at the house.

  • Wmba Wmba on May 30, 2013

    Looking forward to Alex Dykes' review of the Fiat 500E. Every one I've read so far says it's great, despite Marchionne griping about the cost to design and manufacture them (still less than California's fines for not making them available). I'm much more interested in the new Honda Accord hybrid, not the plug-in (useless idea long term). Seems to be the first really new idea in this arena since the Prius. Dealers round here know nothing, naturally, as to when it might be available.

  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on May 31, 2013

    is the Fit EV available anywhere in Fl? what's the range on the car? I can't seem to find that on Honda's website.

  • Bimmer Bimmer on May 31, 2013

    wow, that's less than I pay just for insurance on my car in Toronto area! Not including gas and running costs!