At the recent Los Angeles Auto Show Fiat unveiled an electric version of their popular 500 called the 500e. The 500e is powered by a 111 hp all battery power-train and will offer an estimated range of approximately 130 kms of average driving. Fiat claim that recharging takes less than four hours.
The chassis and suspension have been re-engineered in order to compensate for the additional weight but Fiat claim the 500e will still offer “world-class handling & braking performance”. Re-designed bumpers & low drag wheels are the fruits of over 140 hours of wind tunnel testing and give a 13% aerodynamic improvement over the standard model.
Additional features on the inside include a 7 inch TFT instrument cluster which shows important vehicle details such as charge levels and in place of the gear stick will be a push button transmission selector. The 500e will also have a smartphone app that will enable owners to check real-time vehicle status and manage charging remotely.