Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have been used in consumer electronics for more than a decade. In that time, the capacity and durability of these batteries has increased dramatically. Case in point the 20kWh battery module inside the Fit EV.
Compared to most other Li-ion batteries currently in use, the Fit EV battery can be charged quicker, has twice the number of charge cycles and can operate in a much wider temperature range.
Virtually all lithium-ion batteries can be affected by ambient temperature and the Fit EV’s battery is no exception. This means the vehicle’s driving range will be reduced when it is cold outside. Plus a longer battery charging time is required in cold climates. In addition, parking in extremely hot or cold environments can accelerate battery drain. Honda strongly recommends that the Fit EV be stored overnight or for extended periods in an enclosed garage in order to reduce the effect that cold temperatures may have on the battery performance.