2013 Fiat 500e Rated for 108 MPGe on the Highway【Video】  

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Fiat unveiled its latest Fiat 500e electric car for 2013. The 2013 Fiat 500e is rated at 122 MPGe in city driving and 108 MPGe on the highway. The highway driving figure is best among EVs.

The Fiat 500e features an all-new, battery-electric powertrain with 111 hp and recharges in less than four hours with a Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module. The Fiat 500e will go on sale in California starting in the second quarter of this year.

Like the Spark EV, the 500e has more power than its gasoline-powered sibling, although in the case of the Fiat, the difference is only 10 hp, compared to the 50-hp difference between the gas-powered Spark and the Spark EV.

The 2013 500e, which is the electric version of the 500, is powered by a 111 horsepower electric motor. It recharges in less than 4 hours with a 240-volt outlet. The exterior of the 500e remains almost identical to the gas powered 500 models, but gets distinctive styling cues that also contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics.

Press Release

2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range

  • Industry-best 108 MPGe highway rating
  • Best-in-class EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range of 87 miles
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • EPA fuel consumption rate of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles
  • Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013
  • January 4, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the stylish Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe, which is unsurpassed by any electric vehicle (EV) on the U.S. market.

MPGe is the EPA-devised measure for determining how many miles an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy content as a gallon of gasoline.

EPA testing also has indicated that, when fully charged, the Fiat 500e will travel about 87 miles, which is best-in-class and better than all U.S.-market EVs produced by high-volume manufacturers.

In addition, the EPA estimates the annual cost to power the Fiat 500e is, coincidentally, $500.

The estimate is calculated by factoring electricity price projections into 15,000 miles of travel at a vehicle's combined city/highway performance rating. The Fiat 500e has a 116-MPGe city/highway rating; its city-cycle rating is 122 MPGe.

“The FIAT brand is about unique Italian style, fuel efficiency and great value. Now we have taken a page from our own playbook to change the expectations of what an electric vehicle can be,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “Our environmentally sexy Fiat 500e offers a design proposition like no other, while delivering unsurpassed MPGe and class-leading range making our 500e a serious contender in the market.”

EPA testing estimates the car’s energy-consumption rate at just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles. Further, the Fiat 500e scores a perfect "10" on two EPA scales that reward vehicles for low tailpipe emissions.

The battery-electric Fiat 500e is, of course, a zero-emissions vehicle.

The 2013 500e builds on the Fiat brand's successful small-car formula, while adding an all-new, battery-electric powertrain that produces 111 horsepower (83 kW). It recharges in less than 4 hours with its Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module (OBCM).

Supplementing its distinctive styling cues are eight efficiency-inspired exterior enhancements that contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics, compared with the already fashionable Fiat 500 Lounge.

The Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013.

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  • 8/1/13 05:48  

    The mpg rating for this car is ridiculously good. I wish my car could be like that.