Fiat Debuts 500e Electric Car, Chrysler’s First EV
Geoff bradley | On 30.11.12
It almost seems too logical. From the moment Fiat unveiled the new 500 in 2007 it seemed like a perfect marriage and an inevitability that an electrified version would follow. 5 years later, Fiat finally unveiled the much anticipated 500e at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.
Powered by a 364-volt, 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produces 147 lb-ft of torque. With expected charge times at about 4 hours and a city range of 160km, the 500e should provide good competition for other EVs currently on the market.
“The all-electric hatchback delivers an estimated 116 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe highway (186 kmpge and 160 kmpge). As Chrysler Group LLC’s first road-going retail electric vehicle, the Fiat 500e eschews the addition of an “Eco” button as seen on competitive EVs.”
No further details on production, pricing or Canadian availability just yet.