2013 Fiat 500e review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 , 12:01:02 byEmil

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Fiat 500e

Here we have the new 2013 Fiat 500e, a model that offers 108 Highway MPG rating and 87 miles of driving range, according to the EPA. The MPG is a measure the EPA uses to determine how many miles an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy content as a gallon of gasoline, in case you were wondering. The EPA estimates a $500 cost to power the new Fiat 500e. By factoring electricity price projections into 15.000 miles of travel at a combined city / highway performance rating we obtain the $500. Of course, the battery electric 500e is a zero-emission vehicle. The car is built on the well known small-car formula, while adding an all-new battery-electric power train that is capable of generating 111 horsepower. So that you know, it recharges in less than 4 hours with its Level 2 on board charging module. For added styling, the engineers have added eight efficiency-inspired exterior enhancements that actually contribute to a 13% improvement in aerodynamics. For the ones interested, the manufacturer will release the Fiat 500e at the FIAT Studios in California sometime later this year, most probably in the second-quarter.

Since the launch of the Fiat 500, in 2007, more than 1.000.000 models have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The model won more than 80 international awards, including being named the 2008 European Car of the Year, 2009 World Car Design of the Year and Best New Engine of 2010. Now, the 2013 model is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. In North America continues to expand with the arrival of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio and the Fiat 500Turbo. The Fiat 500e is a full-electric version of the Fiat 500 and the 500L.