Fiat 500e Crowned “City Car of the Year” For Second Year By Auto Express!

Value, Style, & Real-World Range...

The Fiat 500e has picked up another award win in the United Kingdom (U.K), being crowned, “City Car of the Year” at the annual Auto Express awards, for the second year in a row.

The judges praised the car for its unparalleled range and affordability, along with its updated technology and exceptional finish. Made up of multiple trim levels (Action, Icon, and La Prima), the 500e lineup was recognized by experts at Auto Express as well as being a great value for money, stylish, and having a fantastic real-world range.

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The Fiat 500e is the first fully-electric model in the brand’s global portfolio and boasts a range of best-in-class features such as Level 2 Autonomous Driving technologies and a substantial driving range of up to 199 miles (WLTP) – the longest range of any electric city car on the market today.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said “The Auto Express Awards have one aim – to inform car buyers about the best cars on the market to suit their needs. Our readers are at the heart of everything we do and we focus relentlessly on their priorities, using our digital tools to influence our decision-making processes. That’s why our awards are trusted above all others by the people that matter most in this industry – our customers.”

“The 500e brilliantly blends retro and modern, looking cooler than ever. It has a stylish design, feels premium and is an efficient and usable electric car.”

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Greg Taylor, UK Managing Director for FIAT and Abarth, said: “Achieving a back-to-back win at the Auto Express awards is no easy feat but yet again this plaudit reaffirms the 500e as the city car of choice, highlighting the amazing work of our designers and engineers.”

500e benefits from a variety of battery options and 85kW fast charging, which enables the battery to reach 80% range in just 35 minutes. The car also has three driving modes to choose from; Normal, Range and Sherpa, designed to enhance the driving experience and manage energy efficiency.

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I know 3 people in my circle who would be the immediate market for one.

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I believe the reason this Fiat is such a success is that while it is sophisticated, it is not complicated. The single motor with front drive setup is much simpler than the multiple motor power trains, which means less batteries required. The Fiat can be be charged from level 2 outlets in a more reasonable amount of time. We have to warn people who rent an EV from us that "Oh, by the way, the nearest level 3 charging station is 25 miles away."

This Fiat was developed using the lessons learned from its predecessor, the Fiat 500e compliance car. While the new version is much superior to the original compliance car, it still uses the same battery supplier and power train layout. The Fiat doesn't come across with the everything outsourced persona of say the Chevy Bolt.

Whats not to like about the new Fiat 500e? It is not available here. I need a new vehicle now and can no longer afford to wait.

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