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Fiat 500e: Still Innovative and Darling

If you are a little bit into history and are enthusiastic about cars, then you must know that Fiat 500 has always been a darling among customers. Back in the day, it was an innovative car that was considered to be the epitome of future technologies, with its decency and compactness. It was especially considered great in Europe as it was perfect for the small European towns and narrow alleys. Fast forward to now, 60 years later, Fiat 500 is once again crossing boundaries of creativity. This time, however, it is doing electrically, with the Fiat 500e. Though there are a lot of electric cars coming out these days, the 2017 Fiat 500e happens to be the smallest one, and it comes in just one trim and body style. Let’s delve a little bit deeper into the car’s specifications.

Performance

The 2017 Fiat 500e is 100 percent electric, and it is made up of three main components: an advanced high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack, a power inverter module, and a high-power electric-drive motor. Since the vehicle will be using electricity as a fuel, an inverter will be needed to get the job done. The fact that this vehicle is electric shouldn’t mean it isn’t fun to drive. The motor, which is electric-drive is simply a device that utilizes electrical energy to produce mechanical energy or movement. The electrical energy is used by electric motors to spin. The 2017 Fiat 500e uses an 83-kWh electric-drive motor that delivers 111 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of Torque. The battery includes a system that to manage the optimal operating temperature. That means it actively heats and cools the battery. One of the very interesting things about the lithium-ion battery is the fact that it comes with numerous benefits such as it has no memory effect. It means that you do not have to completely discharge the battery if you want to recharge it. The battery is capable of handling several charge and discharge cycles. The vehicle comes with fitted FCA with a 6.6-volt charger that will allow the customers to plug it into a 240-volt Level 2 charging stations. It will be fully recharged in less than 4 hours.

Interior

You must have heard about the quote ‘Never judge a book by its cover’. This quote fits perfectly on the car. From the outside, it may seem like a tiny car, but once you get a look at the interior of the car, you will know how wrong you were to consider it a small car. It boasts four seats, which means four people can sit in the car. The seating is designed for the sole purpose of the passengers’ and driver’s comfortability. The interior consists of leather trimming and heated reclining front seats, and it has a memory feature. What exactly does memory feature mean? It means that the car will remember the position of the seats. All you need to do is set the seating once, and the car will remember it throughout its life. If that doesn’t scream innovation, I don’t know what does.

If you ever wanted to sit in a car and enjoy the sky, then the 2017 Fiat 500e would be a perfect fit for you as it has a sunroof which can be controlled by just one touch. Tilt it from the rear for ventilation or slide it rearward get a full opening. Thanks to the car’s advanced GPS navigation system, your focus will be on nothing but the journey. The car comes with Uconnect 3, which is a voice-activated navigation system and it features full-color graphics with 2-D and 3-D maps and a voice guiding you every step of the way. Other than these features, the 2017 Fiat 500e also has SiriusXM radio satellite, so you don’t get bored while on your journey, driver information digital cluster display which displays audio, digital speedometer, compass, temperature, etc. The LED illuminated indicators will show you the current charge level during charging.

The Automatic Temperature Control feature will help maintain your temperature in comfort and style. All you have to do is set the ATC system once, and it will cool or warm the interior of the vehicle, regardless of the temperature outside.

Exterior

Though there may be a lot of things that might attract you towards the car, none of them do like the exterior of the car. The cool yet decent exterior comes with heated power exterior mirrors which are designed to help reduce the car’s drag coefficient. With its Bifunctional Halogen Projector Headlamps, driving in the night time will not be a problem as they feature high tech bulbs. In the case of foggy weather, the fog lamps of 2017 Fiat 500e may come in handy as they increase visibility problems in such conditions. If there are people who are continuously staring at 2017 Fiat 500e, that may be due to the stylish design element of the taillights. The rear spoiler on the vehicle is there to help increase the aerodynamic efficiency and add style and flair to the vehicle.

Safe and secure

Put your doubts about the 2017 Fiat 500e to rest as it is extremely safe to drive. The Hill Start Assist helps you when you are launching the vehicle on an incline. Between the time you release the brake pressure and step on the accelerator, it will help you maintain brake pressure for a short period of time. If you don’t apply the throttle in a few seconds, the brake pressure will be released by the system. Apart from this feature, the vehicle also has seven airbags that will help during an unfortunate case of an impact by absorbing energy and redirecting it away from the passengers. The Audible Pedestrian Warning System uses different sounds to make sure you are driving safely when you are on the road. It will be automatically activated when you shift into drive or reverse. The Electric Stability Control will direct the vehicle in the direction it is actually driving in. If there is a difference between the two, it will detect it, and brakes will be applied to the individual wheels.

To Wrap up

All in all, the 2017 500e is great for people who are looking for a fun and quick ride, that isn’t too pricey. With its cute and stylish appearance, it is sure to make heads turn. The interior of the car is very comfortable and cozy, which will prove to be very helpful if you plan on going for a longer journey.

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5 Comments

  1. Great review. Sounds like a good choice. Hoping you can review more cars too so us readers would be exposed to the other EV options out there. Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Looks very easy to bring around. I haven’t much knowledge in this particular model but thank you for shedding some light on that. I think this is something that would be good for everyday use and cute enough to bring around too. Not exactly my cup of tea but I would recommend it.

  3. The Automatic Temperature Control feature looks quite useful. Does it maintain a static or fixed temperature all the time or does it auto adjust itself, based on the number of people riding in the car?

  4. What a nice car! Do you have any recommendations for buying used electronic vehicles that is specific to them, it could be about the fiat 500e specifically or just general tips.

  5. This is such a sick tiny little car. At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the shape of the outside of the car but I actually have started to like it. My husband and I love to look at the features of new cars and compare them to older times.

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