The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback: A Complete Guide

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Fiat Automobile S.p.A. is a subsidiary the Netherlands based Stellantis N.V., which was formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italian/ American) and Groupe PSA (French). You may not be familiar with these names, but the automotive brands in the portfolio would be well known to most consumers. These include: Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Jeep, Vauxhall, Alfa Romeo etc.

Fiat continues to remain the largest automotive manufacturer in Italy, but also has manufacturing locations globally, with Brazil as the largest international production site. Fiat Automobiles has been recognised in Europe for the lower emission footprint of its vehicles and has been ranked as the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe. The all-electric NEW 500 is leading the transition for the Italian manufacturer to zero-emission electric driving.

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The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback

The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback
The Fiat 500 Classic (credit: Fiat)

The Fiat 500 electric car has its roots in the classic 1957 Fiat 500, a car that has been hugely successful and iconic (sold more than 2 million cars globally). The Fiat New 500 EV is bigger than the international combustion engine (ICE) car: 6 cm in width and length, 22mm longer wheelbase.

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine Options:Available in two engine options. 70 KW 93HP and 87 KW 118 HP
On Sale In UK:Yes

Variants (4 Options)
500 Action (from: £19,995)
500 Passion (from: £23,495)
500 Icon (from: £24,995)
500 La Prima (from: £26,995)
Note: The 70 KW engine is available only in the Action trim, while the 87 KW engine option is available in the Passion, Icon and La Prima trims.

Perfect for city drivingRear seats with limited legroom
Stylish, fun & iconicNot practical for a larger family
One pedal drivingLimited boot space to carry luggage and other kit
Good zero-emission rangeExpensive compared to some alternatives
Good turning radiusBlind spots
Level 2 autonomous drivingParts of some interior cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two sizes (24 kWh & 42 kWh)
Charging:2,3kW AChome outlet(single-phase 13A)(0-100%)MODE2, 11kW AC station (three-phase 16A) (0-100%)-MODE3, up to 85kW DC Fast Charging – MODE 4 (0-80%)
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1527
Width (mm):1900
Length (mm):3632
Wheelbase (mm):2322

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, Urban Blind Spot, Drone View (360° Parking Sensors), Rear view parking camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic sign recognition and Speed Advisor, Attention Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Emergency Call.

Model: 70 kW 93hp
Engine:70 kW 93hp
EV Battery Capacity:24 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):118 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):160 miles (city)
Electric Consumption (kWh/100km):13
Charging:50 kW DC Fast Charging
Top Speed:84 mph
0-60 mph:9.5 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):70
Max Power (hp):93
Torque (Nm):220
Kerb Weight (kg)1365

Model: 87 KW 118HP
Engine:87 KW 118HP
EV Battery Capacity:42 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):205 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):290 miles (city)
Electric Consumption (kWh/100km):13.6
Charging:85 kW DC Fast Charging
Top Speed:93 mph
0-60 mph:9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):87
Max Power (hp):118
Torque (Nm):220
Kerb Weight (kg)1365

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The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback (credit: Fiat)

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The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback (credit: Fiat)

The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback
The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback (credit: Fiat)

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The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback (credit: Fiat)

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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