FIAT has stepped into the future of transportation in North America. They have introduced their new electric car, the 2024 FIAT (500e)RED, in a unique virtual event. This event, marking World AIDS Day, featured Olivier Francois, the CEO of FIAT, and Bono, the famous singer from U2.
The 500e, a fully electric version of FIAT’s most iconic model, is set to be the first electric vehicle (EV) from Stellantis in North America. Notably, it’s the lightest passenger EV available. The car promises a range of 149 miles on a single charge, thanks to its 42-KWh battery. It takes just over four hours to fully charge.
The 500e maintains its iconic look but with modern twists. It’s larger, offering better visibility, and features LED lighting, sleek door handles, and a new grille. These elements aren’t just for looks—they improve the car’s aerodynamics, thus extending its range. The car sports 17-inch wheels, adding to its bold and dynamic appearance.Inside, the car is a blend of classic Italian style and modern tech. The dashboard and steering wheel nod to the 1957 Fiat 500, while a 10.25-inch center screen and a 7-inch digital cluster offer a seamless user experience.
The design optimizes space, with ample storage and comfortable, adjustable seats made from recycled materials.On the road, the 500e delivers with 118 horsepower and brisk acceleration. It offers three driving modes – Normal, Range, and Sherpa – catering to different driving styles and needs. The one-pedal driving feature is a standout, offering energy-efficient driving in city traffic. The car’s technology includes E-coasting and cabin preconditioning, balancing comfort with efficiency.