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2013 Fiat 500 BEV Review

 

Electric Italian Minicar

A three-quarter rear view of a prototype of Fiat 500 BEV

In short: A battery-powered, Italian-made electric minicar.


Scheduled for a late 2012 release date, the Fiat 500 BEV is still largely shrouded in secrecy. However, what we do know is this: the Italian-made electric minicar is sure to be a clever mix of fun and efficiency. Like the Mini E, the 500 BEV is likely to sacrifice its rear-row seating to make room for lithium-ion battery storage. While specifications have yet to be released, expect the hatchback's high-power electric powertrain to offer the equivalent of 100 horsepower and achieve a range of 100 miles between charges.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile drivetrain warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile roadside assistance


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Base Price: $30,000 (est.)

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 3-door hatchback

Engine: lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor

Horsepower: 100 hp

Top Speed: 100 miles (est.)


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