Fiat unveils fully redesigned 500 ElectricOctober 22, 2020
The Italian brand has announced a new version of the Fiat 500 Electric (or 500e). The car, which has been designated the 500 Electric 3 + 1, will be widely used, the automaker says.
Fiat first unveiled the all-electric version of the 500 Electric (or 500e) city car in March this year, just days before the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, more than seven months later, the automaker is unveiling a new version of the model, which has been designated the 500 Electric 3 + 1.
Fiat says this new and more practical version of the electric city car has been designed for people with families and many different challenges every day. The car is described as “brand new, fully electric and with an additional door.” Basically, this is the same car you saw in March this year, but with the added small door on the passenger side. Yes, there is no driver’s side door.
The good news is that the 500e’s maneuverability is not compromised as the 3 + 1 version is the same dimensions as the standard 500e.
Interestingly, there is no difference between the size and shape of the passenger door between the 500e 3 + 1 and the regular 500e. The trick here is that what is a body part on a standard car turns into a small door.
Fiat notes that the new door does not affect the car’s handling and power consumption, despite adding 30kg to the overall weight. It is also worth noting that the small tailgate can only be opened when the passenger door is open.
Sales of the new 500 Electric 3 + 1 will start with a special version of La Prima, which boasts adaptive cruise control, full LED headlights, traffic sign recognition, 360-degree parking sensors, and a parking camera. Fiat is also launching three different trims for the regular 500e – Action, Passion and Icon, offering a different mix of battery, electric motor, hardware and customization options.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the city hatchback Fiat Panda 2021 model year was presented. The Italian brand has unveiled an updated version of its subcompact Panda model. The new 2021 model year boasts a sports version, as well as an expanded list of available options.
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