The zero-emissions version of the Fiat 500 stands out for its 118 hp electric unit and a 42 kWh battery that gives it 320 km of autonomy.
Since its launch in 2007, the current version of the legendary Fiat 500 has been a fundamental pillar for the brand. Such has been the success of this model that, in recent years, its design has undergone very little change. Another thing is the accompanying technologies and, more than 13 years after it came out, the Fiat 500 goes to electrification with hybrid and 100% electric variants.
As we say, the changes on an aesthetic level are minimal. For example, the front wheels have been redesigned, the grille is closed and the Fiat logo has been replaced by the 500 logos. The same happens at the rear, being a curious detail of the logo of the model, which now fuses the 'e' for electric with the last 0 out of 500. The trunk, meanwhile, maintains the same capacity of 185 litres.
The Fiat 500e electric car we have been testing has an 87 kW (118 hp) electric motor. Thus, it is capable of doing 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 150 km / h. In addition, it is equipped with a 42 kWh battery that gives the 500e a range of up to 320 kilometres. This Fiat 500e can be charged very quickly, as it supports fast charging points of 85 kW, so it can be charged to 80% in just 35 minutes.
At a technological level, the new Fiat 500e is presented as the benchmark in its segment thanks to being the first urban car to have level 2 autonomous driving. It has adaptive cruise control capable of recognizing cars, cyclists and pedestrians, and a centring system. lane control, intelligent speed assistant, blind spot detector, fatigue detector and 360-degree parking sensors.
The price of the unit that we have tested, a Fiat 500e Icon, has a price that starts at 27,000 euros without counting aid. Applying the aid of the MOVES III Plan (up to 7,000 euros), this premium cut electric urban would stay at 21,900 euros.