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2018 Fiat 500e is Somehow Worse, Even 5 Years On

2018 Fiat 500e

2018 Fiat 500e

Fiat’s 500e electric minicar thing first went on sale for $32,000 back in 2013. It was a lot of fun, and we’ve been super excited about it for a while. Even recently, in fact, when Susanna Schick drove one a year ago, and gushed over it. Thing is, even after 5 years, the 500e hasn’t followed in the footsteps of cars like the Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model S in improving its all-electric driving range. In fact, the Fiat 500e has actually gotten worse.

That’s right, kids. The driving range for the 2018 Fiat 500e is 84 miles on a full charge. As low as that sounds (and is, compared to cars like the 225 mile range Nissan LEAF), it manages to be worse than the 87 mile range Fiat claimed in 2013.

So, yeah- Fiat is really earning that spot near the bottom of my Car List … which, frankly, I just remembered after a few months of ignoring it. More on that soon, probably. In the meantime, John Voelker has a more considered take on Fiat slipping expertly backwards in the market over at Green Car Reports. Enjoy!

 

Source | Images: Green Car Reports, Fiat.

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Jo Borrás
Jo Borras has been in the auto industry since 1997, and has been a contributor to various automotive and technology blogs for more than a decade. You can find him #resisting on Twitter, talking Swedish metal at his Volvo fansite, out cruising on two wheels, or chasing his kids around Oak Park, IL.