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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Honda Fit EV

What is it? Based on the compact Fit, Honda will sell an electric version with 123-mile range with combined city/highway of 76 miles.

The Fit EV will be powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 92 kilowatt coaxial electric motor. The Fit will use the 3-mode electric drive system like the one on the CR-Z for drivers to choose Normal, Eco, and Sport modes to maximize fuel efficiency or performance.

With a 240-volt charger, the Fit can charge in under 3 hours.

Drivers will be able to remotely manage the EV's charge and notifications through the standard navigation system and smart phone connectivity.

The new EV will be sold for $36,625 or a $399 a month lease.

When will it be available? Starting summer of 2012 in California and Oregon.

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