Fiat 500E was rated at 116 MPGe image

Fiat has recently announced more official details on the brand new 500E electric vehicle, like the 116 MPGe or the 87 miles range.

After it was officially presented to the public during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show back in November, the Fiat 500E is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the Italian based automaker announcing more interesting details on the model. According to the car manufacturer, the Fiat 500E is getting a combined efficiency rating of 116 MPGe, 108 MPGe on the highway and 122 MPGe in the city. The model is also getting an 87-mile (140 km) range.

As a quick reminder, the Fiat 500E is getting an electric motor under its hood, which is good for 111 HP and 147 lb-ft of torque. The 24 kW battery pack is providing an estimated range of more than 80 miles. Charging the battery on a typical 240-volt outlet will take less than four hours. Smart phone applications, for Android and iPhone, are available for the 500E. The bodywork of the “green” Fiat model has a 13-percent improvement in aerodynamics with resculpted mirror caps and rear spoiler and other minor tweaks.

  • Hedley

    How much more useful/less efficient would such a small vehicle be if it had a very small capacity diesel motor dedicated to generating into its batteries?

    One might expect, less mileage per charge and possible less battery capacity to save weight, less miles per gallon, but increased range. To save weight It could have two fuel tanks, one for local trips, very small, and one for the road. Then I could see the potential of owning one and dashing around Europe in the sunshine in it.