- Fit EV monthly lease price is now $259 per month
- No down payment and includes unlimited mileage
- 240-volt EV home charging station is part of the lease
Honda is the latest automaker to drop the price on their electric vehicle (EV). A 3-year lease of the 2013 Honda Fit EV is now $259 per month. And, in what may be the best part, a 240-volt home charging station is part of the deal. You pay for installation. Honda's 3-year lease also includes routine maintenance, no mileage restrictions and no down payment.
If you're in the market for an all-electric vehicle (EV), you have some really great options. When the Nissan Leaf was essentially the only viable EV available to the public, Nissan was leasing them for about $400 per month. When GM was leasing the groundbreaking EV1, some people were paying as much as $550 per month. Later, the Chevrolet Volt was commanding about $400 per month -- about as much as a Cadillac CTS lease.
EVs have a tough road, but many people are willing to accept the small interior and limited range in hopes of driving around guilt and emissions free. Still, many others were put off by or just couldn't afford the high cost of driving an EV. That's pretty much over. Nissan recently lowered the Leaf lease to just $199 per month, and Chevrolet says you can lease a new Volt for as little as $269 per month. Yes, the Volt is more expensive. Frankly, though, it's more car than other EVs. The Chevy Spark EV is also $199 per month.
Finally, the list of qualified 2013 Honda Fit EV dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand to more than 200 by the end of June 2013.
What it means to you: With so many good electric cars available (at lease in certain states), driving one is easier than ever.