Among the Green Cars in the segment of Zero-Emission Hatchbacks, the 2013 Fiat 500e has improved a lot and proved the best-in-class driving range of 87 miles and highway MPGe of 108 MPGe as compared to any other Electric Vehicle[EV]. This rating has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency[EPA] which is for now, is more than any EV in that segment of U.S. market. The fully charged Fiat 500e can take you to a maximum of 140 kilometer[i.e. 87 miles] with a very affordable $500 annual cost to run the 500e which is derived by calculating the electric price consumption on a journey of 15,000 miles[i.e. 24140.16 kilometers]. The Italian Automaker – Fiat has done a lot for its vehicles to provide excellent style, fuel economy and efficiency. The Head of FIAT Brand North America, Mr. Tim Kuniskis described the electric vehicle in his own way by saying -“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.” The 2013 Fiat 500e is based on the Fiat’s efficiency+power small car formula by delivering best economy and advanced battery-electric power-train which is capable of generating a horsepower of 111[i.e. 83 kilo-Watts]. On the other hand it has very fast charging of less than 4 hours with on-board charging module[OBCM] of Level 2[240 volt]. While by enhancing the 8 efficiency-inspired exterior with very unique styling, the 500e has done 13% Aerodynamics improvement as compared to fashionable Fiat 500 Lounge. The 2013 500e comes at FIAT Studios in 2nd quarter 2013 in California.
The 500e has also good combined(city+highway) economy rating of 116 MPGe and the city alone good economy rating of 122 MPGe, which is when compared is somewhat less than the other EV’s. Its Energy consumption of only 29 kilowatt-hours[kWh] per 100 miles is estimated in EPA testing and it is rewarded for low tailpipe emissions by scoring 10 out of 10 on two EPA scales rating.
MPGe = EPA-devised measure for caculating no. of miles, an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy content as a gallon of gasoline
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Video Gallery of 2013 Fiat 500e with Running FootageAuto Press Release 2013 2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range
- Industry-best 108 MPGe highway rating
- Best-in-class EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range of 87 miles
- Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
- EPA fuel consumption rate of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles
- Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013
January 4, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the stylish Fiat 500e’s highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe, which is unsurpassed by any electric vehicle (EV) on the U.S. market. MPGe is the EPA-devised measure for determining how many miles an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy content as a gallon of gasoline. EPA testing also has indicated that, when fully charged, the Fiat 500e will travel about 87 miles, which is best-in-class and better than all U.S.-market EVs produced by high-volume manufacturers. In addition, the EPA estimates the annual cost to power the Fiat 500e is, coincidentally, $500. The estimate is calculated by factoring electricity price projections into 15,000 miles of travel at a vehicle’s combined city/highway performance rating. The Fiat 500e has a 116-MPGe city/highway rating; its city-cycle rating is 122 MPGe.
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