Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e

E for Electricity

As fuel prices continue to test the limits of infinity, small cars are becoming more appealing to more new car shoppers; this downward spiral is evident. Many people that used to drive full-size SUVs a decade ago have opted for more efficient crossovers. Large-sedan buyers have traded in their tugboats for midsize models and compact-car owners are thinking even smaller, or outside the box all together. Schwinn is a great way to save money, both on gas and gym memberships.

2013-Fiat-500e-08.jpgAlong with diesels and hybrids, pure-electric vehicles are a great way to avoid getting “pump palpitations” brought on by astronomical fuel prices. Naturally, EVs are the best remedy for this ailment because they use no fuel at all, unless you count all the coal burned at the cross-town powerplant.

But for all of their potential savings electrics tend to be pretty dreary, not to mention expensive. Adding a big dash of excitement to this perpetually overcast vehicle segment is the Fiat 500e, an amped-up A-Segment car with design flair only an Italian could deliver.

  • Red Schwinn

    I hate this car because it represents everything that’s wrong with California. CARB has too much power and I think its dangerous. Tell all these people that if they REALLY want to be green they should go ride a damn bike.

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