Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is committed to setting the conditions for electric and hybrid mobility to become an alternative mobility choice for the customers while enabling them to learn more about this type of car and its uses. The e-Mobility by FCA team is, therefore, developing a range of services that bring together partners, products, and interdisciplinary services from a variety of markets, to make it easier for customers who choose electric and hybrid vehicles to use the new cars.
The aim is to turn any issues into opportunities, to foster a new interpretation and experience of mobility that reconciles customer requirements with attention to alternative ways to use a car. This is e-Mobility by FCA.
One of these activities has been launched today, with the aim of offering a range of features to potential buyers of Fiat and Jeep electric and plug-in hybrid models: the “GOe” apps, whereby e-Mobility offers potential buyers an experience of using the cars, all in a single app.
Two of them actually. Thanks to the contribution of the Fiat and Jeep brands, the apps have been customized for each of the brands, resulting in the creation of both the Fiat GOe LIVE and GO 4xe LIVE apps.
Coming soon to Android and iOS operating systems, the GOe apps can be downloaded for free, once you have signed up.
To find out more about the benefits of zero-emission travel, drivers who do not yet own an electric or hybrid car can use the GOe apps to simulate their use along a preset route. The app calculates the mileage traveled and an indication of the electrical energy consumed, as well as monitoring battery status and the car’s remaining range for the journey. The apps also provide notifications of charging points along the route, indicating whether charging is needed at one of them. At the end of the trip, the apps estimate the indicatively possible savings on fuel costs and CO2 emissions by using FCA electric and hybrid cars compared to the vehicle with a combustion engine used to simulate the journey.
The trip can also be simulated in “live” mode while driving your car, including remotely, by setting the addresses where you wish to start and finish. You can then discover the indicatively possible benefits in terms of costs and CO2 emissions offered by the New 500 BEV or the two Jeep 4xe Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV).
The GOe apps are also designed to provide a full overview of the world of electrification: in the “Did you know?” section, users can find answers to their questions on the world of e-Mobility and even learn more about the technical specifications of the New 500 BEV and the new Jeep® Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe, with the option of booking a test drive and requesting a quote from their preferred dealership. With the New 500, the GOe app also offers users the opportunity to visit the “Virtual Casa 500” – the virtual museum that recounts the past, present, and future of the 500 – and to discover in virtual reality all the style secrets of the New 500 “la Prima”, in both convertible and hatchback versions.
Even better: in the “Eco-Advisor” section, by simply entering your postal code, you can receive an early indication of the government eco-bonuses and incentives for buyers of an electric or hybrid car in your geographical region. Then comes the “Gamification” section, where users are invited to take part in games and challenges to win virtual badges attesting to their propensity for electric and hybrid mobility.
Fiat GOe LIVE and Jeep’s GO 4xe LIVE will soon be joined by a specific app for Fiat Professional: PRO-FIT by E-Ducato. Along with its similar features and content, who manages Light Commercial Vehicle fleets will be able to simulate an alternative mobility solution, based on the needs of the professional client.
The new app can analyze “Total Cost of Ownership”, vehicle performance and its potential compatibility with specific usage requirements, as well as suggesting how to configure the E-Ducato. All this is consistent with Fiat Professional’s “Fit for Mission” concept, aimed at innovation in mobility and at meeting the needs of companies and workers.
While the apps “GOe” apps are for the European marketplace at the moment. We expect something similar to come stateside once the Jeep 4xe lineup is launched here.