Electric Fiat 500, production of the US model started in Mirafiori on February 22, 2024. 6

Fiat announced the return of the Electric 500 to the US market in December. Return because between 2013 and 2019, the car manufacturer sold a battery-powered version of the 500 in some American markets. A model that never officially arrived in Europe and is equipped with an 82 kW (111 hp) engine with a 24 kWh battery.

The first examples of the Italian brand’s new electric 500 are about to arrive on American roads, given that… Factory Mirafiori Production of versions for the US market has begun. The first copy has already rolled off the assembly line. Initially Fiat (500e)RED which can count on an 87 kW (118 hp) powertrain powered by a 42 kWh battery, providing a range of 149 miles (240 km) according to the EPA approval cycle. Apparently, the first batch of cars intended for this market has already been sold, although we do not know the exact number.

How much does the electric Fiat 500 cost in the US? The automaker talks about US$32,500. The price also includes a wall box. Alternatively, customers will be able to receive a charging credit at public charging stations, which will be used through Free2Move Charge.

It will be interesting to see whether the electric Fiat 500 can eventually find its place in the American electric vehicle market. It’s certainly not cheap, but may appeal to buyers who are more design- and lifestyle-conscious. It is worth noting that any success in terms of sales, as Tavares has repeatedly repeated, will allow help the Mirafiori plant increase production. In fact, there has been a lot of talk lately about the future of this plant, and the unions have been very worried about the fate of the employees.


Author: Filippo Vendrame

Source: HD Motori


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