FIAT is no stranger to electric vehicles. In fact, it’s remained in the section since the 2013 release of the 500e. Sadly, the 500e has been nothing short of a money drain for FIAT, as even the brand name’s late manager Sergio Marchionne pled the general public not to purchase it to save the company loan.
Fiat’s 500 minicar will come in for a major shakeup next year. The 2020 FIAT 500e will contend with the MINI Cooper S E, Chevy Bolt EV, and Nissan LEAF.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has actually revealed strategies to develop to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company’s Mirafiori, Italy, factory beginning in 2020.
The company’s chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a devoted electric car.
2020 Fiat 500e Spy Shots
A new generation of the battery-electric 500e based on a devoted EV platform will be presented together with the current gasoline-powered model, the latter of which is anticipated to receive styling updates to match the electrical version.
A heavily camouflaged prototype for the new 500e has just been spotted by our spy professional photographers.
This new 500e will not be a compliance car but a worldwide model that Fiat predicts will sell at up to 80,000 units per year, possibly with several body designs. The model was spotted screening in the United States however it isn’t clear if we’ll see the new 500e offered in your area, though there’s a likelihood we’ll at least see it in the exact same states where Fiat offers the existing 500e.
We understand this is the 500e due to the fact that of the missing out on exhaust pipeline, a lightning-bolt safety sticker on the windscreen, and the makeshift cap in the fuel-filler area that likely conceals a charging port.
Fiat only a week back announced it was spending 700 million euros (roughly $787 million) to upgrade its Mirafiori plant in Italy to support the production of the new 500e and future electric models.
It isn’t clear what the driving range will be but Fiat is expected to offer buyers an option of battery sizes. Fiat’s Concept Centoventi revealed at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show previewed the automaker’s devoted EV platform and was stated to be capable of delivering a range anywhere in between 62 miles right approximately 310 miles.
2020 Fiat 500e Debut
Production of the 500e is arranged to begin in the second quarter of 2020. If offered here, the electric hatch will likely arrive as a 2021 model.