TORRANCE, Calif. -- The Honda Fit electric car has received the highest fuel efficiency rating ever from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said Wednesday.
Honda Motor Co. said the 2013 subcompact received a combined adjusted mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 mpg.
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.
Honda plans to lease the Fit EV in some California and Oregon markets later this summer, and it will hit the East Coast next year. Initially the company plans to lease the cars for three years at a cost of $389 per month. No other pricing details have been released.