Fiat shows 600e and tiny Topolino for Europe, 500e EV still US-bound


    Fiat on Wednesday revealed two extra EVs—one smaller, and one bigger, than the reborn 500e the automaker has confirmed for U.S. gross sales beginning in early 2024.

    The Fiat 600e is a small crossover with a reputation that references the basic Fiat 600 of the Nineteen Fifties. The five-door 600e is introduced as a extra sensible various to the three-door 500e hatch. At 164.1 inches lengthy, although, it is 3.1 inches shorter than the present gasoline Fiat 500X crossover.

    A 54-kwh battery pack supplies an estimated 250 miles of vary on the European WLTP testing cycle. DC fast-charging at as much as 100 kw can accomplish an 80% cost in lower than an hour, in accordance with Fiat, whereas an 11-kw AC charger can recharge the battery in lower than six hours from a Degree 2 supply.

    2024 Fiat 600e

    A single electrical motor produces 154 hp, sufficient for 0-62 mph in 9.2 seconds, in accordance with Fiat. The 600e makes use of the CMP modular platform from Fiat mother or father Stellantis, which debuted with the foreign-market Jeep Avenger electrical crossover.

    Inside, the 600e gives a decent 12.7 cubic ft of cargo area, augmented by inside storage areas up entrance, together with in a central tunnel. The 600e additionally has anticipated tech options like a ten.3-inch touchscreen 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, and driver aids like adaptive cruise management, computerized emergency braking, and driver consideration monitoring.

    Fiat nonetheless plans to convey the 500e again to the U.S. beginning within the first quarter of 2024, Fiat verified to Inexperienced Automotive Reviews Wednesday, however there aren’t any plans to convey the 600e to the U.S. Fiat mother or father Stellantis has additionally teased the concept of wi-fi charging for the 500e—maybe even dynamic charging that will enable it to cost wirelessly whereas touring at freeway speeds.

    2024 Fiat Topolino

    2024 Fiat Topolino

    The second new Fiat EV additionally combines in a retro title with an structure shared with a fellow Stellantis model. The Fiat Topolino was the nickname of the unique Fiat 500 constructed from 1936 to 1955. It is Italian for “little mouse,” a nod to the automotive’s tiny measurement.

    The brand new Topolino is tiny as nicely, however this time it is a reskinned Citroën Ami. That is the electrical two-seater with a 28-mph high velocity that is technically a “quadricyle” below European rules, which means it may be pushed and not using a full driver’s license in that area.

    Fiat hasn’t launched any specs for the Topolino, however they seemingly will not deviate from the Ami, which Stellantis beforehand stated could be coming to the U.S. on a restricted foundation as a part of Free2Move car-sharing. It is unclear if the Fiat model can be included on this plan as nicely.


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