For those who want to buy a Fiat 500e, the Italian manufacturer has just announced that the small electric vehicle is priced at $32,500 dollars MSRP. Moreover, eligible California residents will be able to purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500, after federal credits, state incentives and FIAT rebates are included.
This means that the 500e will cost about $200 less than the current starting price of a comparably-equipped Fiat 500 Lounge powered by a gas engine. The 500e will be offered to California residents at launch with a $199 a month/$999 due at signing lease for 36 months, which means that it will be offered at the same price as the Fiat 500 Pop powered by a gas engine.
For those who don’t know, the Fiat 500e is powered by an electric motor delivering 111 hp (83 kW) and 147 pound-feet of torque. The energy is stored in a 24 kWh hour liquid-cooled/heated lithium-ion battery able to propel the car for more than 80 miles. You can find more details about the Fiat 500e here.
With its well-known segments, wind-tunnel-sculpted Italian curves, and visually augmented design components, the brand-new 2014 Fiat 500e revolutionizes electric vehicle (EV) styling while increasing Cinquecento’s international status of automotive proficiency for more than 55 years. With the accessible e-Sport Package, the Fiat 500e reinforces a more audacious blacked-out look that signals its Herculean quality.
Fiat’s designers are always challenged to imagine the future of cars, and for the brand-new Fiat 500e, they went back and glanced at the modern design themes that emerged around the time of the legendary Cinquecento. With its dot-matrix gradient design, Electrico Arancione accents, and aerodynamically amplified Cinquecento silhouette, the brand-new Fiat 500e creates a revolutionary retro-futuristic technique to equal its enhanced propulsion and zero-emission powertrain.
Improved aerodynamics via retro-futuristic styling cues marking the 1960s-era design
The brand-new 2014 Fiat 500e brings the city-friendly proportions and legendary Cinquecento signals of the Fiat 500 hatchback model further with dedicated aerodynamic treatment and retro-futuristic styled visual cues to feature its environmentally friendly batter-electric capacity.
For both engineers and designers of the Fiat 500e, reducing drag while maintaining the trademark look of the Cinquecento was the top priority. The distinguishable Fiat 500 look – its “whiskers and logo” face with bi-halogen headlamps and fog lamps and lower park – preserves the FIAT brand’s well-known DNA. Beneath, a two-piece front fascia highlights a distinctly curved surface for reduced drag, while supplying the required airflow inlets to cool the 500e’s electrical parts.
With its lower dot-matrix patterned fascia, the brand-new Fiat 500e revisits a popular futuristic theme that was existing during the time of the Cinquecento’s conception. For increased detail, the fascia insert highlights project-beam for lamps and the “500e” logo.