2013 Fiat 500e EV First Drive

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2013 Fiat 500e EV: Drive

by Ryan ZumMallen on 09:48

There are electric that apologize for being and then there is the 2013 500e, which quite doesn’t care what you The new 500e doesn’t have styling or flashy gimmicks, it ask permission and it doesn’t hold With eye-catching design and quiet ferocity running its veins, the 2013 500e is a kind of EV one that can turn on Sunset Boulevard and deliver on Mulholland Drive.


Over the I took to both the flashy and streets of Los Angeles to learn about the eco-Italian.

The 2013 500e, available soon in only, is an environmentally-friendly electric through and through. It emits emissions, hardly makes a and delivers an estimated 87 miles of with 116 MPGe combined Pretty impressive stuff, in the age of the Tesla Model S.

Power comes from a 24 kwH lithium-ion battery, consisting of 97 cells that can fully in less than four with 240v, or just 24 hours with 120v. will introduce some offers to 500e buyers, as 12 free Enterprise rentals per for longer trips, a smartphone app to nearby charging stations and buying and leasing programs to costs down. We’ll all that in a review later week.

For now, let’s on the car itself.

Here’s where the car interesting: Fiat placed the along the floor of the car, from just behind the seat all the way past the rear The 500e weighs about the as a standard Fiat 500 before you add the which weigh about 615 Adding all of that mass so low to the and so far to the back of the car doesn’t only the 2013 Fiat 500e a it makes it a blast to drive.

Off the line, stamping on the accelerator deliver more than prepared for. The electric makes 83 kW (111 bhp equivalent) and (147 lb.-ft equivalent), all of are available immediately. The power off a bit after launch, and 0-60 mph in around nine seconds. it’s a thrill.

There is no roll and build up. There is no lag before acceleration. There is foot, pedal and pounce.

The shoots onto Sunset tire-squealing joy and accelerates with a from then on.

Since you’re dealing a single-speed transmission, that is available at any time. The 500e happily cruise along another benefit of the heavy for as long as you like, but if temptation and that right foot itchy, it will jump 45-65 mph without trouble. 11.0-inch regenerative brakes bring you to a stop, with in the back. There is significant travel, however, and it takes miles to adjust.

All in all, the system allows you to coast and without abruptly sending you the windshield, like some cars.

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Head past the A Go Go and through the palatial estates of Hills, where the carving of Mulholland Drive await. is where the 2013 500e unlike any other available EV. Its size and front-wheel drive the hillside road feel a go-kart track, especially instant torque on the edge of toes.

With all that weight the driver, the 500e also like a rear-wheel drive car the front wheels want to the weight in back noticeably through apexes to aid in tight Even in the midst of suffocating fog, the motor pairs a Macpherson suspension to deliver not confidence, but inspiration.

There is to like about the 2013 500e: I averaged 111.6 on my 22-mile route, and road isn’t noticeably louder Fiat added extra to the door panels and windshield. the 500e is an electric car built on a car platform, and some things mesh. For instance it can take a or multiple presses, to change with the buttons on the center The 500e is electronically limited to 85 but once you’re above 60 the begins to float and the car wobbles at the breeze.

That giant battery under the floor doesn’t with the front seats, it raises the floor by four in the back. The standard Fiat 500 never be confused for a minivan, but the has back seats suitable for children or your mortal

The 2013 Fiat 500e apologize for being different; it it as an advantage. The orange and gunmetal are a welcome change from hues of the EV world, especially the sinister E-Sport package, and new touches like sharpened mirrors and a fluid rear are so effective they’ll also be on standard 2013 500 models. The isn’t for everyone, but it may find a home in California.

Even here, a place on the shoulders of flash and hype, the Fiat 500e has more enough style and substance to its mark in Hollywood.

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