Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Fiat 500e

2. The Lone Ranger

So, if designers and engineers were able to increase the 500e’s range by several miles from simply tweaking its bodywork, how far can the car actually travel on a single charge? The company estimates it can go around 80 miles on a full battery, but in urban conditions it ought to be able to travel 100 miles before needing a recharge. This is likely because city driving provides more opportunities for energy-saving regenerative braking.

When it comes to “fuel” economy the federal gub-mint rates the Fiat 500e at a whopping 122 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) on the urban test cycle and 108 on the highway. This works out to a combined score of 116 MPGe.

  • 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.