Monday, May 10, 2021

Fiat 500 EV … a car that combines elegance and luxury

Fiat 500 EV … a car that combines elegance and luxury

In early March, the Italian company Fiat revealed that the third generation of its 500 will be an “EV” – the first Fiat Chrysler car “FCA” it has ever produced in a full production chain; The Fiat 500 EV has two battery options: 24 kWh and 42 kWh.

Fast charging at 50 kW is standard with the option of charging at higher power at 85 kW available to everyone except for the base model.

Leading Fiat has divided the new 500 EV lineup into three trim levels called Action, Passion and Icon; The base model with Action Badge comes standard with 15-inch wheels, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, and lane-keeping assist, and inside buyers get a 7-inch digital kit and smartphone holder instead of the traditional infotainment system. The 500 will also be offered in three body styles: hatchback and cabriolet, and a new 3 + 1 configuration that includes an oyster shell rear passenger doors that open to the rear.

The Fiat 500 EV
The mid-range 500 Passion starts at £ 23,495 and adds 15-inch two-tone wheels, LED daytime running lights, along with a choice of two finishes for the interior upholstery, and buyers also get the latest 7-inch infotainment system from FCA, which is It offers support for natural language commands, in addition to the usual Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

According to the flagship Fiat, the entry-level Fiat 500 EV is equipped with a 23.8 kWh battery pack and a 118 hp electric motor, which offers a 0-62 mph time of 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 84 mph. The powertrain has a WLTP range of 115 miles, although Fiat says that number will swell to 150 miles under city driving conditions.

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