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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Test drove the Fiat 500e today

Fiat is on a mission and they know how to show up with a bang
The test drive invitation was very compelling.
They had a quick and easy registration process - a hotline to ask any questions, while we waited in line. And once the test drive was done - you had Subway boxed lunch with some choice beverages to go. They intend grabbing market share - and are definitely putting their best foot forward.
How do they compare to the Tesla?
Read on...

Compelling features about the FIAT 500E?
0 to 60 in 9.1 seconds.
87 mile range.
And if you leased it, you received 12 days’ use of a gas-powered car?
83 kW electric motor delivers  111 horsepower
The turning radius is really good...makes an excellent test drive.
The interiors have a very refreshing cutting edge feel - it is a bit cramped sitting at the back seat, but I am a sucker for compacts!
It has a three-phase AC synchronous motor ,  111 horses and 147 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission. Energy is lies within a 24-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that lies underneath the body of the car - just like the Tesla.
How does it compare to the Tesla?
After rebate, it will be 20K. That is where the comparison ends.
Yes, it may not compare to the Tesla when it comes to performance or luxurious feel or range - but hey it provides you the bang for the buck. Tesla has a super charger grid, Fiat doesn't.

Fiat could be an excellent commute car to work or even for your kids.
The exterior styling works very well - and probably the most stylish of all the electric cars.
Spoke with the hotline after my test drive. The charging unit is $2k to $2.5K over and above; what about existing electric car owners who have setup? No answer from that

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