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2013 500 Fiat Review

Fiat 500e has new, exterior.

LOS ANGELES,CALIF. The Fiat 500 is fun, efficient, and economical, but would really call it Until now.

For 2014, the 500 will come in a version the 500e, with the “e” standing for Before consumers in 49 states get too about the 500e maybe their electric car of choice, the car will require a little  Dreamin’  because the only it will reach in its initial will be in California.

The normal 500 has a minicar look to it, and the designers and have done an impressive job of out all the little quirks and wrinkles, 140 long hours in wind-tunnel to reduce the aerodynamic drag by 13 to a 0.3111 coefficient of drag, Brett Giem, who is chief on the electric Fiat project. The frontal area makes it that a very sophisticated and custom shop took the 500 and did a prize-winning job of altering it, leaving a look, but unmistakably a Fiat

Inside that thoroughly bodywork, there is a structure and strengthened and stiffened to optimize the Fiat “fun” quotient but is missing. The small but effective 4-cylinder engine with its MultiAir system that the normal Fiat 500, or the version in the Fiat Abarth, are to be found, replaced by a powerful electric package, which of a liquid-cooled and heated 364-volt battery with 97 individual created by Samsung. Computer can figure out the equations, but the electric develops 111 horsepower out of its 83 kilowatt motor, at 4,000 RPMs, 147 foot-pounds of torque, which at 0 RPMs.

Small exterior size quick and economical electric

Fiat, which now owns LLC, is building the Fiat in Toluca, Mexico, at the same where the regular 500 is being and the reasons for making the 500e first in California includes: demand for no-pollution alternative cars, an impressive array of for electric cars, and an infrastructure of stations that set a standard for the of the country.

That doesn’t the 500e will be out of sorts in regions. The development team did testing in Bemidji, Minnesota; testing in Denver; hot and dry weather in Las Vegas; varied weather and surfaces in Michigan; and hot and humid in Naples, Florida. At the same Chrysler LLC was developing a climate-controlled facility in California that can desert heat, rainforest plus freezing rain and

Electric cars and hybrids are out their own niches in the automotive with the critical difference in drivability, and range. Concerns price seem reasonable, that the Chevrolet Volt is $40,000, and cars such as the Leaf and Ford Focus EV, are the prime competition for the 500e, cost more because of the of the electric motor system. The costs $32,500, but starts out a $7,500 federal tax credit, reduces the price to a workable

The 500e is offered for a $199-per-month deal with $999 and there are other California and incentive deals with cars that can be manipulated to another lease deal of a month with 0 down.

By the the 500e migrates to the rest of the it will be more than proven. Bosch, a German is responsible for combining the Samsung pack and all the complex elements a powertrain unit that right into the Fiat The battery pack adds so it is located amidship, from the front seat to the rear and it improves the 500e’s weight to a nearly neutral split of 52 front/48 percent rear.

An car’s range depends on how it is driven, and estimates for the 500e run up to and 100 miles on a full charge. The of an electric vehicle is right up next to the price as major between futuristic performance and who are gas-engine loyalists, it is also the perplexing features of the car, up there with horsepower, and miles per gallon the traditional of judging a gas-engine’s power. One is that stepping on the gas of the 500e sudden response and startling

The numbers can be what they but the perception is more important the statistics in this car’s and since the perception is that it is quick, so it is.

Lou Rhodes, the “vehicle line which means he’s in of developing electric vehicles for and therefore Fiat rode me and gave me several important as we wound our way out of Beverly Hills and up the foothills east of Los Angeles. a hybrid, you have to pay close to how you accelerate and how you brake and slow said Rhodes. “With an car like the 500e, those aren’t important. You can accelerate and slow down as you choose, the harder you drive the more you reduce the range.”

Clean, interior features removable navigation.

Flexibility of the range is from the first drive. On the leg, I drove about 50 and the computerized information reported we had remaining range of 50 miles. The showed me the equivalent of 101.1 per gallon but, of course, we used  any  gas.

More the remaining range of 50 more fit well into the 100-miles-plus

On the second leg, I drove 47.9 more miles, that 50-mile projection, should have just drained our available electric But the curvy and uncongested roadways on the leg were easier on power the instrument showed we still had 51 of our charge with a projected of 46 more miles remaining. means I drove 47.9 but consumed only 4 miles of the 50 miles of electric energy

That equated to 134.8 per gallon, which, again, is a that has a real-world ring to it, but alien to my already converted gasoline brain. All I realized is if you pay attention to your instruments, and driving, you might be able to extend your range. would be something you would get with if you owned such a car and the same pattern to work and every day.

The 500e has a one-speed transmission, but selectors on the center stack of the that allows the driver to a preferred mode. The electric is warrantied for 8 years or 100,000 and, of course, service and requirements are comparatively nonexistent, normal things like oil are unnecessary, and brake jobs are reduced because the electric does virtually all the braking to 8 miles per hour.

Fiat 500e Electric Cars

From my test drive, and after coaxed me to drive it harder, the has a drivability quotient that is to being, ah, electrifying. Typically, power is at its peak from and while the 500e acceleration is not with 0-60 mph coming in 9 seconds, the car is remarkably quick 0-30, before its initial of torque starts to spread

In normal commuting, the 500e can top 100 miles on a full charge.

As for the 500e can carry its occupants 100 miles in mostly urban and 87 miles in sustained highway It can be totally charged when in less than 4 hours the Level 2 on-board charging which sends a 240-volt into the battery, or more 8 hours if using Level 1, is normal household 120-volt.

“I love little cars, and new technology,” said Giem is pronounced “Gem” with a “G”). “But I never was a convert to electric cars I drove the first ‘e’ car. I could see how promising it is. We’ve our family on various drives, and an 87-mile range, we’ve over 100 miles several on a charge.

When it’s out, that might be to 65-70 miles, and in severe it might be more like the range. In severe cold, the battery starts heating

Among the most amazing is the regenerative braking. The electric spins during operation, and you slow down or stop, the reverses polarity, becoming a which does two things to slow the wheels down while also converting energy to electricity to add charging to the battery. It’s impossible to any difference between normal brakes and the reverse-motor regenerative which works down to 8 before the hydraulic brake takes over.

If there’s any in the traction on deceleration, the hydraulic brakes kick in, as well.

The obvious feature of an electric car is its running. It takes off silently, and silently. Too silently, Fiat decided. So at a stoplight, the car emits a subtle engine sound mechanical,” Giem said to alert pedestrians who might be that an otherwise silent is headed their way.

It took several tries the engineers got the speakers aimed so the sound, small as it is, wouldn’t on the interior solitude.

Typical of any car, every imaginable feature works extremely whether it’s the premium 276-watt audio with six the automatic climate control, seats, or the hands-free communication Seven airbags surround in a cocoon of air cushions, and rear assist and electronic stability add to the security.

Recharging equipment conveniently under the rear floor.

One more bit of security the Fiat 500e is that in one outlet said the lowest for regular gasoline in the Los Angeles was $4.02 in the first week of Then consider that the annual fuel-equivalent cost for to power the 500e is $500. about four tankfuls of gas in full-sized SUV.

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


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