Fiat is the latest car manufacturer to bring an electric model to the market, it comes in the shape of a classic 500.
The third-generation 500 will only be sold as an EV with a battery range of almost 200 miles and a top speed of 93mph!
Its not cheap though. Top of the range examples will hit the UK market first, and even with the help of the Government’s £3,500 subsidy will cost £29,000 – but this might not be extended beyond March 2020 and this electric model won’t launch until 2021.
This also makes it well over twice the price of petrol model currently on sale. You can pick up a 1.2-litre Pop for £12,165, a huge jump in price one might say.
Powering the new electric car is a 42kWh lithium-ion battery pack and in official tests, it can be driven for 199 miles between charges. This figure is likely to be less in the real world but it is still commendable given the 500’s dinky dimensions and limited battery space. The Fiat uses a single electric motor generating 117bhp which is sent to the front wheels to deliver a decent performance.
Accelerating to 0- 62mph takes 9 seconds and the top speed is limited to 93mph. At speeds that high, expect the battery power to deplete at a far quicker rate!
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