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2013 Fiat 500e earns 108 MPGe rating from the EPA

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    The Environmental Protection Agency has given the Fiat 500e the highest highway MPGe rating * ever earned by an electric vehicle in the US – 108 MPGe.
    In addition, this snazzy little car is also estimated to get a range of 87 miles when completely charged, trumping all other electric vehicles in the US. The 500e will be arriving in California at FIAT Studios in Q2 of this year.Because of its estimated range when fully charged, the Fiat 500e is now the best in its class according to the EPA. The estimated cost to “fuel” the car annually is a mere $500, with the vehicle using 29kWh over the course of 100 miles. This price is achieved by estimating the cost of electricity over the course of 15,000 miles of travel distance, using both a mixture of highway and city ratings.
    Of course, the 500e is zero-emissions, and in addition, it received a 10 out of 10 score on two different EPA metrics that look at tailpipe emissions. The car is battery powered, and can be charged in under 4 hours with 240 volt. The powertrain is 111 horsepower/83kW. The body has been decked out with eight “exterior enhancements” that give it a 13-percent boost in the aerodynamics department.
    FIAT North America’s head Tim Kuniskis offered this statement. “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. 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.”

    SOURCE : 2013 Fiat 500e earns 108 MPGe rating from the EPA - SlashGear




    NOTE : The new Fiat 500e achieved a rating of 116 miles per gallon equivalent in testing by the Environmental Protection Agency, the third-highest rating for electric vehicles in the United States*, the EPA said on Friday.

    SOURCE : Fiat 500e electric vehicle's mileage rated at 116 MPG-equivalent | Reuters


    * to avoid ambiguity and future debate regards to stats and figures. ;)
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    Just noticed.. i don't see a gear knob.. All switches..
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    Fiat Loses $10,000 on Every 500e

    Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler and Fiat CEO, said Chrysler will lose $10,000 on every Fiat 500e electric car that it sells in the U.S., beginning this summer in California.

    Chrysler will lose about $10,000 on every battery-powered Fiat 500e it sells, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Thursday.
    He disclosed the figure during a speech at Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit to illustrate why he thinks electric motors won’t be enough for automakers to meet ambitious fuel economy regulations.


    The U.S. government has said automakers must attain a new-vehicle fleet average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, compared with a current average of 28 to 30 mpg. That standard rises to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Alternative-fuel vehicles such as gas-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles earn a manufacturer extra credits that bring their average closer to the standard.


    “A number of governments around the world including the U.S. have provided incentives for consumers to purchase plug-in electric vehicles and have provided direct incentives to manufacturers,” Marchionne said. “My fear is that regulators are rushing precipitously into embracing electric vehicles as the only technological solution.”
    The 500e's lithium-ion battery pack produces 111 horsepower and can travel about 87 miles on a single charge. It will carry a starting price of $32,500 when it goes on sale this summer in California only. There is a $7,500 federal tax credits and other incentives offered by California and some cities.


    “For every 500 electric that we produce even after all the subsidies we will lose about $10,000 bucks a car,” Marchionne said. “Doing that on a large scale would be masochism to the extreme.”
    Instead, Marchionne urged governments to encourage automakers to improve fuel economy through “technology neutral,” regulation.

    Chrysler has developed eight-speed and nine-speed transmissions that will improve the fuel economy of some of its cars and trucks by as much as 30%.
    The company also has developed Ram pickup trucks that run on compressed natural gas.

    Marchionne also reiterated that the global nature of the industry will lead to consolidation. Those automakers that survive will be those that can produce and sell more than 6 million vehicles annually.
    To compete, and make a sufficient profit, Marchionne said it is necessary to sell at least 1 million cars or trucks from every underbody, or platform, because it costs about $1 billion to engineer each new platform.


    “Mass market producers is fundamentally who we are,” Marchionne said. “I continue to believe that when all the dust settles, we will be left with just five or six global players.”

    SOURCE : http://www.freep.com/article/201304...89/chrysler-fiat-marchionne-electric-vehicles

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    Okay! here is a brief review of the car..


    2013 Fiat 500e Electric 0-60 MPH First Drive & Review: The new 2013 Fiat 500e is an all electric EV version of the Fiat 500. Unlike the gasoline powered Fiat 500 which is rated at 40 MPG, the new 500e gets 116 MPGe, It will also go 87 miles on a full charge and will zip up to an 88 MPH top speed.

    SOURCE : http://www.freep.com/article/201304...89/chrysler-fiat-marchionne-electric-vehicles
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
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    Fiat 500e Technical Features

    SECOND VIDEO!

    Brett Giem, Chief Engineer for the Fiat 500e electric car, discusses technical features of the vehicle. Shot in Beverly Hills, Calif. on April 10, 2013.


    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013

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