Considering the Fit EV's impressive range rating, you'd think it would require a long charge time. But remarkably, the 6.6 kW onboard charger is capable of recharging a battery in as little as three hours from a low-charge indicator illumination point when using a 240-volt circuit. Fit EV drivers can program when the charger turns on and off using either the Multi-Information Display or the smartphone app. This is especially useful when you want to take advantage of an electric company’s off-peak hours. Charging can also be initiated or stopped using the remote.
Out and About
The Fit EV includes a J1772 compatible plug, which can be used in many public charging stations. And since the vast majority of trips Americans make are well under the Fit EV's EPA combined driving-range rating (adjusted) of 82 miles, you could even plug in at, say, your local grocery store and top off your battery while you shop. Charging locations can be found on the standard navigation system as well as the Fit EV smartphone app. The government also includes an updated map with charging locations that can be seen here
Plug in at Home
Installing a home charging station is the best way to ensure that you have reliable access to a 240-volt circuit. Honda has selected Leviton as the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) vendor that will provide the Fit EV home charging station, and as of June 1, 2013, Leviton’s home charging station hardware is included in your Fit EV lease. Leviton will obtain all the required permits from your local municipality before installing the system. Installation costs and permitting fees may be extra and may vary depending upon your home charging station needs, and these costs fall under the responsibility of the Honda Fit EV lessee. Also, when the 3-year lease is completed, the charging hardware will remain property of the lessee. You can go ahead and start the Fit EV lease process
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