The 500e’s miles per gallon equivalent is a combined 116 city/highway with a 122 MPGe city rating and 108 MPGe highway rating. The EPA also estimates a full year of driving (15,000 miles) to cost $500 for charging. By comparison, the i-MiEV’s estimated annual cost is $550 and both the ForTwo’s and Leaf’s is $600.
The all-electric 500e is powered by a 111-horsepower electric motor that propels the subcompact to a maximum speed of 85 mph. Supplying juice to the motor is a 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery with an estimated charge time of less than four hours on 240-volt Level 2 charging. Expect charging times of around 24 hours on 120-volt power.
California will be the first state to see the 500e when it goes on sale in the second quarter of 2013.
2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show
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