The 2018 Fiat 500e is a two-door, four-passenger, transverse front engine, front-wheel drive city car. The design of the production 2018 Fiat 500e is based on Fiat 500 Elettra. The Fiat 500e was unveiled in November 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, followed by Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013.
Deliveries began in California in July 2013 and around 645 units were sold in the US in 2013. The US deployment is scheduled to proceed to other countries with mandates from the sale of zero-emission vehicles, but Fiat Chrysler plans to 500th available in Europe. Over 16,549 units have been sold in the US by May 2016. Sergio Marchionne reports that Fiat lost $ 14,000 on every 500th sold it, and produce only requires the cars because of the state rules.
2018 Fiat 500e Specification
The 2018 Fiat 500e is powered by an 111 hp (83 kW) and 147 lb·ft (199 N·m) permanent-magnet three-phase synchronous drive electric motor and its cooled 24 kWh liquid/heated Li-ion battery delivers series 80 miles (130 km) and up to 100 miles (160 km) in city driving according to Chrysler. The official US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range is 87 miles (140 km). Charge time is less than four hours with the Level2 (240 volts) onboard charging module. Under its five-cycle testing, the EPA rated the 500th combined fuel consumption at 116 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe), 122 MPGe (1.9L per 100 km equivalent) driving in the city and 108 MPGe (2.4L per 100 km equivalent) on the highway.
2018 Fiat 500e Design
Designers and engineers worked Fiat 500e to reduce drag while keeping the iconic styling of conventional powered Fiat 500. For the 500th to reach a 0.311 coefficient of drag, compared with the 2013 Fiat 500 Lounge model, eight out of refinements developed in the wind tunnel to make the 48 count reduction towing capability. The result of hours of wind tunnel testing is allowed to reach the 500th to an additional five miles of range compared to its gasoline-powered brother.
2018 Fiat 500e Exterior
Fiat describes the unique exterior design of the Fiat 500e’s retro-futuristic, and the vehicle is a smartphone app which owns the state vehicle knowledge. Behind the wheel, the Fiat 500e gave a whole new 7-inch thin film transistor (TFT) display to provide increased functionality more intuitive information from the power meter, driving range and state of charge. In addition, to illustrate the new Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) use its full-color capabilities with the use of photographic vehicle functions, including a trip computer, tire pressure monitoring and status vehicle messaging system. Available TomTom navigation pairs with standard Blue & Me Handsfree Communication technology Fiat 500e and has a 4.3-inch touchscreen display mounted on top of the instrument panel.
Fiat 500e Recall
In August 2013 issued Chrysler a recall to replace bolts Fiat 500e half driveshafts secure. The recall is not related to electric propulsion the 500th and affected 291 the model year 2013 Fiat 500e electric cars, including vehicles at many dealers. When sent an investigation launched after 500th exhibited a client’s loss of power, engineers discovered two assembly steps are not properly completed and thus a condition that can lead to creating half separation shaft. 2018 Fiat 500e owners affected will receive the recall free rental cars while their electric cars at no cost recovery.