Fiat completes the range of the new electric 500, which in addition to the “the first” convertible and the sedan by introducing a third 3 + 1 model, or rather with an extra door into the wind. The available versions are Action, Passion, and Icon. The price list of the electric 500 starts at 26,150 euros, which drops by over 10,000 euros using state incentives.
Fiat 500 electric Action
The Action set- up of the electric Fiat 500 is the basic one and equipped with halogen headlights, 15 “wheels, and a 70 kW e-motor with acceleration from 9.5 sec 0-100 km / h and a self-limited speed of 135 km. / h . The battery mounted on the Action has a capacity of 23.8 kWh, which allows a range greater than 180 km with the WLTP cycle, which exceeds 240 in urban use.
For recharging, the 500 Action is equipped with the 50 kW fast-charge system. For domestic and public recharging there is also the possibility of purchasing the 11k W three-phase MODE 3 cable and the Wallbox by Mopar.
The ADAS features of the new 500 Action include Drowsy Driver Detection which monitors the driver’s concentration level; the Autonomous Emergency Braking, that is the automatic emergency braking which also recognizes cyclists and pedestrians; the Lane Keep Assist, the system that when it detects a deviation of the trajectory warns the driver with an alert to get him back in the lane; and the Traffic Sign Recognition which reads road signs and suggests the speed to maintain.
While, as regards connectivity, the New 500 Action presents the “smart audio” infotainment system, which consists of a Cradle smartphone, an ergonomic base to house your smartphone both vertically and horizontally, a Bluetooth connection through which the smartphone is connected to the integrated speakers of the Nuova 500 and a dedicated APP that allows perfect use and interaction.
Fiat 500 electric Passion, what more
Going up to the range of the electric Fiat 500 we find the Passion set- up with a more powerful 118 HP engine and a larger 42 kWh battery, the same also present on the Icon and the Prima.
In this case, the autonomy is 320 km in the WLTP cycle which increases up to 460 km in city use only. It is equipped with an 85 kW fast charge, which allows you to recharge 80% of the range from a discharged battery in 35 minutes and 50 km. Fast charge but also fast pairing, in the time it takes to board the smartphone is connected to the car, in less than five seconds.
On request, charging can also become wireless, thanks to the wireless charging pad, simply by placing the mobile phone in the special central compartment in front of the driver.
Externally, the Passion stands out for its 15 ” styled rims with a two-tone glossy finish, while inside it presents all the services that can be used by the smartphone and the new UConnect 5 infotainment system, with 7 ” screen, Wireless CarPlay / Android Car, and DAB radio.
Fiat 500 electric Icon top of the range
The top of the range is represented by the Fiat 500 Icon. Top of the range also for on-board technology: on the dashboard, the new infotainment comes with a 10.25 ” Cinerama ”touch display with navigator and Uconnect 5 system.
The touch screen is high definition, with horizontal development and integrates perfectly into the dashboard of the car because it is designed according to the criteria for eliminating driver distraction, Uconnect 5 also boasts the Natural Language interaction system with advanced voice recognition, which allows you to communicate the car via the wake-up word “Hey Fiat”, checking the autonomy and charging parameters, setting the air conditioning and choosing your favorite music.
Outside, the Icon is characterized by 16 ”alloy wheels with a burnished finish, while inside it provides passive entry which is not a revolution, but on a city car in the A-segment it had never been seen before. An even more distinctive detail is the black pebble without buttons, or the wearable key, the smart key that, kept in your pocket or bag, communicates with the car and automatically unlocks the doors when you are close to the car and then lock them again with a simple touch on the handle when you walk away.
Another tribute from the Nuova 500 to a more sustainable world because the pebble is made of a special biobased polycarbonate. In addition, the dashboard of the 500 Icon is body color, i.e. painted in the same color as the bodywork.
On request, there is also a very sophisticated natural wood effect upholstery made with a vegan material instead of leather, also used for the steering wheel upholstery.
Prices: How much does the electric 500 cost
- Fiat 500 Action 95 CV: 26,150 euros
- Fiat 500 Passion 118 CV: 29,900 euros
- Fiat 500 Icon 118 CV: 31,400 euros
- Fiat 500 the First 118 HP: 35,900 euros
- Fiat 500 3 + 1 Passion 118 CV: 31,900 euros
- Fiat 500 3 + 1 Icon 118 CV: 33,400 euros
- Fiat 500 3 + 1 the First 118 HP: 37,900 euros
- Fiat 500 Cabrio Passion 118 CV: 32,900 euros
- Fiat 500 Cabrio Icon 118 CV: 34,400 euros
- Fiat 500 Cabrio the First 118 HP: 38,900 euros