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Five Hondas make list of green vehicles for 2013

—Honda Fit EV

Five Honda vehicles have earned recognition from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for superior environmental performance, including three Honda vehicles that have been named among the ACEEE’s “greenest vehicles of 2013.”

In the annual ACEEE’s “Green Book Online” ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles, the zero emissions, 100 percent electric Honda Fit EV placed second on the greenest list and was joined by two Honda hybrid models – the Insight and Civic Hybrid – on the list of the 12 most environmentally responsible, greenest vehicles available to the public.

The fuel-efficient subcompact Honda Fit and the Honda Odyssey minivan were also named as “greener choices of 2013” within their respective classes. This is the 15th straight year that multiple Honda vehicles have been named in the top 12.

The ACEEE ranking system uses a singular measure that incorporates fuel economy and health-related pollution impacts plus global warming and upstream emissions. All vehicles are analyzed and given a “Green Score” which is used to rank each vehicle’s total environmental performance, including a list of the 12 greenest and 12 meanest vehicles along with a ranking of greenest vehicles by segment.

The Honda Fit EV is part of Honda’s diverse and growing portfolio of advanced alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles and has an EPA combined mile-per-gallon equivalency rating of 118 MPGe1.

Based on the popular five-door, five-passenger Fit and Fit Sport, the 100 percent electric Fit EV features a 20 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and a compact 92 kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor that produced 189 ft./lb. of motor torque.

When connected to a 240 volt circuit, the Fit EV battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours. When connected to a charging device, charging can be monitored, scheduled, started or stopped by an included Fit EV interactive remote control, by an available smartphone application, or by any web-enabled device, such as a laptop or tablet PC.