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Honda Jazz EV: Two-litre wonder

2012-06-07 08:43

CALIFORNIA, US — Honda says its 2013 Fit (Jazz in South Africa) electric vehicle has received the best fuel-efficiency rating yet from the United States' Environmental Protection Agency.

The Japanese automaker says the sub-compact (by US standards electric car received a combined adjusted mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118, or roughly 1.99 litres/100km.

FIT HONDA V THE REST

The Fit consumes 29kW hours of electricity per 160km and has an EPA rated annual fuel cost of $500 (about R4155). Honda says the EPA estimates its combined city and highway driving range rating at 130km on a full batteries.

In comparison, Honda says the electric Ford Focus has a combined adjusted fuel consumption of 2.24 litres/100km and a range of 120km, while the Nissan Leaf has a combined rating of 2.37 litres/100km and a 116.8km range.

 

AP