Electric FIAT 500: When the famous manufacturer goes green
Fiat's very first electric vehicle is set to be launched on the market in November 2020. Intended to compete with models such as the Mini SE Cooper, the Renault Twingo SE and the Honda e, the Italian brand offers an environmentally friendly vehicle that brings together its usual innovation, comfort and design: the FIAT 500 electric.
The most modern Fiat 500 ever designed
Although mere evoking models like the Mini and the Fiat 500 is already generating some emotion among fans of the Italian brand, the FIAT 500 electric, which is about to enter the market, promises a profound upheaval in perspective. First of all, compared to its internal combustion counterpart, this new 100% electric model has an additional length and width of 6cm. Designed to become the manufacturer's ambassador for e-mobility, this new FIAT 500 has a look that makes it immediately recognisable.
A wire to fill up the tank and 320km of autonomy to enjoy the silence
Zero emissions does not mean austerity: the new electric Fiat 500 is one of the most modern city cars!
FIAT 500 electric: a revolution to come in the automotive market
Whereas the exterior look has multiple references to previous generations of FIAT 500s, the interior has been completely redesigned, notably with a dashboard that is both virile and very practical (multimedia system, transmission control etc.). In addition to its well-designed aesthetics, the interior of this model is also pleasing for the spacious feeling inside and the profusion of storage spaces available. The trunk, for instance, has a capacity of 185 litres … another advantage that can be credited to the latest FIAT 500. Like any electric vehicle, this one comes with a 42kWh battery pack which will allow you to travel no less than 468 km in urban conditions.
Fiat 500 electric: a modern-day 500 with a bright future
Brilliantly combining the aesthetics of the 1950s with contemporary design, this new fully electric Fiat offers comfort, road holding and range that will satisfy lovers of the brand. In addition to its many mechanical qualities, this FIAT does not disappoint in terms of its accessories, as evidenced by the presence of a panoramic roof, a new rear spoiler, 17-inch diamond-coated alloy rims and even full LED headlights. Let's not forget the UConnect 5 multimedia system, automatic emergency braking as well as the reverse camera, to which is obviously added, like any electric model worthy of the name, a zero-emission engine.
Among the FIAT 500 electrics available, the FIAT 500 Prima appears to be the top-of-the-range model which, despite its high purchase price (€37,900), has sold out already. In terms of power, the new 2020 FIAT 500 has an electric unit of 118 horsepower which can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 9 seconds and reach a top speed of 150 km/h. It is noteworthy that this “green” FIAT can be recharged in just 35 minutes (85 kW), or in 6 hours using an “Easy Wallbox” 7.4 kW home charging system.
The FIAT 500 electric benefits from maximum torque when starting and a very appreciable silence, in particular thanks to good soundproofing for the interior. All the aerodynamic noises generated by this type of vehicle are efficiently filtered, which will considerably improve the driving experience. An important point is that in the event that the battery starts running low, this FIAT 500 has a “Sherpa” mode which will automatically cut off the heated seats and air conditioning, and limit the power and maximum speed in order to preserve the vehicle's range as much as possible. With so many advantages and plus points, this new generation FIAT 500 will no doubt quickly grow a fan base.