Production of North American versions of the 2024 FIAT 500e has begun and the BEV is already winning awards. Green Car magazine selected the new FIAT 500e as the 2024 Green Urban Car of the Year. The FIAT 500e will be Stellantis’ first BEV in America. The editors of Green Car Magazine noted the attractive combination of efficiency, affordability, style and emission-free driving with good Italian flair.
“FIAT’s new 500e appeals in large part to its compact form, Italian styling, and zero-emissions driving,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “It’s also the right size for urban life, which means easy driving and parking in crowded environments.”
2024 FIAT 500e BEV
The Fiat 500e is an all-new four-seater, battery-electric vehicle with a special BEV platform. The new 500e is wider and longer than the previous gas-powered model. BEV has more interior space for passengers and storage.
As I reported last December, the 2024 500e will be the lightest passenger BEV on the market. The FIAT 500e offers an estimated range of 149 miles, powered by a 42-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery with a Level 2 (11-kW) charge time of four hours and 15 minutes (30 amp). I reported earlier this month that Jennifer Lopez is featuring the 500e in one of her videos and the star has allowed FIAT to use her video for their ads. FIAT is also trying to roll out cars to cabins as a premium service.
2024 FIAT 500e in High Demand
The first allotment of the 2024 Fiat 500e all-electric car sold out quickly. The two-door, battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has an MSRP of $32,500 and a $7,500 lease incentive plus local incentives. The car includes a Level 2 wall charging unit or charge balance via Free2move Charge. The first 2024 500e BEVs should be in America by the end of the first quarter.
“The Fiat 500e is an affordable, electric city car that takes cues from the brand’s history, democratizing transportation in the same way FIAT has used since the brand’s inception,” said Aamir Ahmed, head of FIAT North America – Stellantis. “The Urban Green Car of the Year Award is a great way to kick off the launch of an EV that gives clear expression to the following performance, economical use of materials and the belief that quality design should be accessible to all.”
First US BEV Stellantis
FIATS is just the first of several Stellantis EV models promised here, including the Jeep Wagoneer S and Dodge Charger Daytona EVs that are slated for 2025 models. FIAT 500e vehicles are built at the Mirafiori Assembly Plant in Turin, Italy.
In Europe, the 500e leads the electric city car market for the second year in a row. The 500e is number one in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Austria.
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