The Fiat 500e builds on the Cinquecento legacy as a playful EV that delivers an energetic, emissions-free drive. With an EPA-tested 84 miles of combined driving range, this model scores 121 MPGe city and 103 highway MPGe ratings of pure battery-electric power. Thanks to the regenerative braking system, the model often exceeds 100 miles of driving range in the city.
Equipped with a liquid-heated/cooled battery-electric powertrain, the 500e produces 111 horsepower. With the 6.6 kilowatt on-board charging module, the EV can achieve a full charge in less than 4 hours when connected to a Level 2 energy source (220 volts).
Fiat has a talent for fitting the most compact vehicles with a long list of features. With pricing starting at just $32,995, the 500e carries generous standard package, providing a 5-inch touchscreen display, a 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display, heated leatherette seats, automatic temperature control, GPS Navigation System and a FIAT Premium Audio System. Two visual LED-illuminated charge indicators show the vehicle’s current charge level with bright clarity.
No doubt, the Fiat 500 compact design makes it a more practical option for city parking and fuel efficiency, but there’s also an undeniable cuteness that comes with it. The 500e inherits the Cinquecento’s endearing Italian design. Dot-matrix styled bumper accents and a distinct wind-tunnel-sculpted shape put a fun, retro-futuristic twist on the 500e, setting it apart from other the other 500s of the Fiat family.
A major downfall of the EV market, many models suffer from an unnatural clunky drive. The 2019 Fiat 500e is designed to feel like a regular gas-powered 500. The model eliminates the aggressive drag feeling when lifting off the accelerator, while still immediately regenerating. Sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in 8 seconds, the 500e gives a spirited and agile drive to back up its spry style.