First Drive Fiat 500e Offers EV Charm Range and Great Price

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First Drive: 500e Offers EV Charm, and Great Price

Vast numbers of car buyers are in an electric car. according to consumer surveys. But only if an set of Ifs can be addressed. Fortunately, the EV market has a new car transforms those Ifs into a option: the all-electric Fiat could be a hit.

Last I spent a day driving the cute 500e in and around Los Angeles. The electric subcompact was a blast to It handled well, and could be tossed around crowded streets, along mountain and down coastal highways. performance of 9 seconds in zero-to-60 there’s no Ifs, Ands, or when it comes to acceleration.

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The first big IF consumers thinking about an EV is Since their introduction in 2010, EVs have carried a premium compared to similar models. But the Fiat 500e a lease that equates to $0 and $160 a month. That’s

The purchase price is nominally on $32,500—but throw in a couple dollars worth of dealership a $7,500 tax credit, and a $2,500 in California to get a capable, fast, small commuter for a great (Sorry, for the next year or so, the car is available in California.)

My 43-mile trip, using half the battery pack, that the 500e can reliably driving range of nearly 90 per charge. That’s fine for use, but prevents longer trips. Fiat came up a solution: Every customer buys or leases the car qualifies for a car rental at Enterprise for one day per month. can be banked for up to 12 rental days per Any segment of car can be rented from offering the convenience to switch to a suitable for a family trip, getaway for couples, or hauling

With price and range mitigated, a lasting critical has been EV styling. Yes, are gorgeous plug-in vehicles, the Tesla Model S and Fisker but those are priced between $70,000 and $100,000. The more EVs, like the Nissan and Mistubishi i-MiEV, lean the geeky side of automotive

This is where the Fiat offers something new in an affordable With a range of super-sharp and trim options—and an overall and design flair that Italian charm—the 500e a techno aesthetic into a car that can legitimately be deemed

Yes, the Fiat 500e is with a marginally useful But if asking family and friends to into the second row is not a deal-killer for then the small Italian EV, an attractive price and a solution for trips, could bring new into the world of electric .

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