Fiat 500e debuts at 2012 LA Auto Show Digital Trends

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Fiat 500e Electric Cars

Fiat complains and complies, debuts all-electric 500e at LA Show


While most are busy pandering to the environmental and trying to project that “we the earth, too!” persona, CEO Sergio Marchionne, in a show of bravado, was very up front the company’s position, essentially that the only reasons was even bringing the 500e to the was to appease California’s ZEV mandate, and the it provided Chrysler engineers to more about electric Not the most orthodox way to build about a vehicle, electric or but we appreciate Marchionne’s candor. Of for a vehicle that Fiat could cost the company as as $10,000 per unit, we can’t say we them.

Nevertheless, despite its feet-dragging, unveiled the 500e at the LA Auto this week. As with all EVs the important figure surrounding the is its range. Fiat says the car be able to travel 100 miles on a charge of its 24 kWh lithium ion battery, but figure is more realistic confined to simple city with “more a than range” in varied driving (read: city/highway).

Sending power to the wheels is a 111 (83 kW) electric-drive motor. Charging is also an important factor it comes to electric cars. and to Fiat, the 500e should in less than four when utilizing a Level 2 charger. The 500e will feature a regenerative breaking so the savvy driver should be to grind out a few extra miles driving, although how much figure will be remains to be

The standard Fiat 500 is a stylish creature, and given the massive between the gasoline and electric it’s no surprise that eye-catching Italian personality through. The 500e will be in three distinct exterior Nero (black) Bianco and an eSport package. These dictate  the color of the accents, like the front and mirrors.

Fiat 500e Electric Cars

Of course buyers can between five distinct as well, including Argento Grigio (gray), Bianco (white), Nero (black), and Arancione (electric orange).

Fiat says some tweaks have been to give the 500e an “electrified and improved aerodynamics, which unique wind-tunnel-sculpted front and fascias, exterior mirror side sills, under bellypans, and a new liftgate mounted spoiler extending the vehicle s All of these elements work in to reduce the Fiat 500e s coefficient and improve the vehicle s performance.

As you’ve probably noticed, we mentioned price or availability, our charm didn’t work on the as Fiat representatives refused to on whether or not the 500e would see outside of California, but given less than enthusiastic towards the vehicle, coupled that alleged $10,000 hit would take on each we can’t see the Italian automaker to sell it beyond the confines of Of course, we’ll update space once we learn Until then though, looking like the 500e is a compliance car.

Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars

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