Honda Fit EV, Insight Discontinued

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

It’s official: the Honda Fit EV and Insight have been discontinued.

Edmunds reports the Insight will cease production later this summer, while inventory will be available at dealerships through the end of 2014. Meanwhile, the Fit EV — of which 1,100 were ever going to be built for the United States market — will remain in production until sometime this autumn, with Honda providing customer support through each vehicle’s lease period.

As for the future, representative Sage Marie said the automaker would focus on “a new generation of electromotive technologies,” such as the expanded use of its two-motor hybrid system found in both the Accord Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Hybrid. In addition, a decision will be announced regarding the FCX Clarity, especially with a successor — influenced by the FCEV from last year’s LA Auto Show — waiting in the wings.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Jul 31, 2014

    Has the CR-Z (that is the allegedly sporty one right?) already been axed, or is that still on the block?

    • Bumpy ii Bumpy ii on Jul 31, 2014

      The executioner is resharpening his katana as we speak.

  • Rudiger Rudiger on Jul 31, 2014

    I have a hard time getting my mind around why the Insight bombed so badly, as well. Yeah, the Prius hatchback was better, but was it several grand worth of better? That's how much cheaper the Insight was in comparison. In fact, the Insight actually lined up much closer to the smaller Prius 'c', price-wise. If the Prius c was that much better than the Insight, fair enough. But I'm not sure it really was and it seemed quite disingenuous for reviewers to compare the Insight with the standard Prius hatchback when there was a big price premium to get into a comparably-equipped Prius. Not to mention that the Insight did have a better, more integral look than the similarly shaped Prius.

  • Redav Redav on Jul 31, 2014

    The Fit EV is a compliance car. It makes sense they only lease them and in limited numbers. But they have to have such a car, so what will they introduce to replace it? Whatever it is, it needs to be better than the Fit EV, either cheaper to produce or somehow advances their technology. I don't see the Clarity picking up the slack for compliance, and I don't think they can abandon BEVs. As for the Insight, I thought it got canned a long time ago.

  • Kyree Kyree on Jul 31, 2014

    And what about the CR-Z? Or do they even sell it anymore?