2016's: FIAT 500 eDel Stewart

Fiat 500e Offers New Technology for 2016 With All-New Touchscreen Radio and Added Connectivity

  • New for 2016, Fiat 500e features all-new 5.0 Uconnect system with 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity and integrated voice command
  • Fiat 500e delivers 108 MPGe highway rating and 87 miles of combined city/highway driving range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • Fiat 500e is designed to keep electric vehicle (EV) ownership simple with its familiar no-nonsense design, convenience features, unique “blended braking” and intelligently integrated approach to battery-electric technology
  • World-class handling and braking for an EV that adds to the FIAT brand’s lineup of vehicles with highly engaging driving dynamics
  • 2016 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors 
Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2015  -  Designing city-friendly, environmentally responsible and fun-to-drive small cars is what the FIAT brand stands for. The 2016 Fiat 500e electrifies the next chapter of the brand’s legacy by embodying the FIAT brand’s simple, purposeful and fun-to-drive values – through iconic style, engaging dynamics and an environmentally responsible zero-emissions design.
 
New for 2016, the Fiat 500e features Uconnect 5.0, which includes a 5-inch touchscreen, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth capability and integrated voice command for added driver convenience and connectivity.
 
State-of-the-art powertrain enables 87 miles of class-leading range
Designed to be a Fiat 500 first and foremost, this no-compromise electric vehicle (EV) builds on the Cinquecento’s successful small-car formula, while adding a liquid heated/cooled battery-electric powertrain that produces 111 horsepower (83 kW) and recharges in less than 4 hours with its 6.6 kW on-board charging module (OBCM) connected to a Level 2 energy source (220 volts).
 
When put through its paces, the aerodynamically styled Fiat 500e was rated with 108 highway MPGe and class-leading 87 miles of combined city and highway driving range by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And with the Cinquecento’s regenerative braking system, drivers will typically exceed 100 miles of driving range in the city – all without any tailpipe emissions.
 
Drives like a Fiat 500 that happens to be electric
To ensure the 2016 Fiat 500e delivers world-class EV handling and braking performance, engineers designed a unique chassis and suspension for the EV powertrain, while further solidifying the engaging European driving dynamics the FIAT brand and Cinquecento are known for.
 
Unique in the EV segment is the Fiat 500e’s innovative “blended braking” system. Unlike other EVs in the market that have an aggressive and unwanted “drag” feeling when lifting off the accelerator pedal, the 2016 Fiat 500e is designed to feel like a regular gasoline-powered Cinquecento, while still immediately regenerating. In most cases, the Fiat 500e uses 100 percent of its regenerative braking capability all the way down to 8 mph to maximize the vehicle’s efficiency, while enabling longer life of the brakes. The system also provides a more consistent and confident brake-pedal feel.
 
A unique lower-body structure design provides packaging and protection for the 2016 Fiat 500e’s battery, while delivering a 10 percent improvement in bending stiffness. In addition, the design change from internal combustion to battery-electric enabled the Fiat 500e a front-to-rear weight distribution of 57/43 for improved handling performance. The result is a Cinquecento with a tighter and stiffer feel, and an added sense of confidence and control during higher speed maneuvers.