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2013 Fiat 500e officially rated at 116 MPGe combined

 2013 Fiat 500e officially rated at 116 MPGe combined
2013 Fiat 500e 07.1.2013

Can only travel 87 miles (140 km) on a single charge

Fiat has announced the 2013 500e has been given an EPA fuel economy rating of 122 MPGe city / 108 MPGe highway / 116 MPGe combined.

While this is slightly less than the Honda Fit EV, the 500e is expected to have an annual running cost of $500 (€379) which is based on traveling 15,000 miles (24,140 km) a year.

Power is provided by a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery which motivates an electric motor that develops 111 bhp (83 kW) and 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to hit a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) and travel up to 87 miles (140 km) on a single charge.

The Fiat 500e will go on sale in the United States this spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Source: Fiat USA

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.

“The FIAT brand is about unique Italian style, fuel efficiency and great value. Now we have taken a page from our own playbook to change the expectations of what an electric vehicle can be,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “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.”

EPA testing estimates the car’s energy-consumption rate at just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles. Further, the Fiat 500e scores a perfect "10" on two EPA scales that reward vehicles for low tailpipe emissions.

The battery-electric Fiat 500e is, of course, a zero-emissions vehicle.

The 2013 500e builds on the Fiat brand's successful small-car formula, while adding an all-new, battery-electric powertrain that produces 111 horsepower (83 kW). It recharges in less than 4 hours with its Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module (OBCM).

Supplementing its distinctive styling cues are eight efficiency-inspired exterior enhancements that contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics, compared with the already fashionable Fiat 500 Lounge.

The Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013.

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 memexe memexe
So...Is it more efficient in city traffic condition than on the highway? Is that because the charging stations are more dense in the city :) ?
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January 7, 2013 4:03 pm