The FIAT brand is expanding its lineup for its electrified 500e once again, with the introduction of the new 500e “La Prima by Bocelli”. Building on the success of the top-tier La Prima model (which is the best-selling model in the lineup), the Fiat 500e looks to be dressed for the opera in this latest buzz model.
Wearing a refined black livery, the 500e “La Prima by Bocelli” is ready for opening night at the opera. Equipped with a standard “Sanitizing Glove Box”, the 500e integrates a UV-C lamp inside the dashboard glove compartment to increase the hygiene of the surface of the small personal goods (such as your smartphone, door keys, and other small everyday objects). Perfect for life in the post-COVID era.
A passenger can activate it by placing the small personal goods in the glove compartment, closing the drawer, and pressing the button located in the center console. The hygienization cycle will require 3 minutes and an external blue indicator and an acoustic signal will inform you when the cycle is completed.
The newest top-tier model comes with a FIAT monogram design in the convertible top, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, full LED headlamps, 17-inch diamond-cut aluminum wheels, and a set of “La Prima” badges, and a premium interior with a woven dashboard and Ice Beige-colored seats featuring the FIAT logo.
The 500e “La Prima by Bocelli” is the first city car in the world to be equipped with JBL’s “Virtual Venues” technology, which provides an unmatched audio experience. It features a 320-watt premium audio system, build for performance, and is simple and intuitive to use. In order to make the JBL sound system perfectly bespoke to the vehicle, FIAT called upon the experience of Maestro Andrea Bocelli, the most popular living tenor in the world.
With the JBL Premium Audio system mastered by Bocelli, you can also enjoy an unmatched sound experience on every journey. The system lets you choose between four venues, each one mastered by the legend Bocelli himself! Do not forget the ultra-fast Bluetooth that connects all the smartphones in the car less than 5-inches from the door opening. The smartphone-like interface, with a customizable screen layout, makes the infotainment system easy to use, plus a natural language speech recognition allows interaction by simply saying “Hey Fiat”.
The 500e “La Prima by Bocelli” has a range of up to 320 kilometers (199 miles) and when used purely for urban driving, the range of the 500e extends up to 460 kilometers (286 miles) in the city. The “Sherpa Mode” is a smart driving setup to save energy helping to get to your destination while optimizing the car’s parameters. For example, the wireless phone charger, air conditioning, limiting speed, and even acceleration.
The car can be charged at a high 85 kW, allowing a full day of driving at the same time it takes for a coffee break. Fiat 500e can get 50 kilometers (31 miles) of range in just 5 minutes of charge. It can reach 80% of the full battery charge in 35 minutes. It is also one of the first electric cars to offer a new driving experience using the right-hand pedal both to accelerate and decelerate. Any time the driver lifts their right foot from the pedal, the car slows down and converts and recovers kinetic energy to generate electric power and recharge the battery.
The 500e “La Prima by Bocelli” can be ordered in 3 different body styles (Hatchback, Cabrio, and 3+1). There are also 6 different exterior colors available as well, with Onyx Black, Rose Gold, Ice White, Mineral Grey, Ocean Green, and Celestial Blue.
The “La Prima by Bocelli” is currently available for ordering in select European markets. For instance, in Italy, the car has a starting price of € 36,000 (or about $39,100 USD).
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