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2013 Fiat 500e Tops Class With 108 MPGe Highway Rating and 87 Mile Range

Posted By Marc Carter On January 7, 2013 @ 10:08 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Fiat [1] has announced the official performance specs for the 2013 Fiat 500e [2] electric vehicle. The 2013 500e beats out other electric vehicles like the Honda Fit EV [3] and Nissan Leaf [4] with an EPA rating of 108 MPGe on the highway and a total driving range of 87 miles between charges. The 2013 Fiat 500e also has a 116-MPGe combined and 122 MPGe city-cycle rating.

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“The Fiat [1] brand is about unique Italian style, fuel efficiency and great value. Now we have taken a page from our own playbook to change the expectations of what an electric vehicle [5] can be,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Fiat Brand North America. “Our environmentally sexy Fiat 500e offers a design proposition like no other, while delivering unsurpassed MPGe and class-leading range making our 500e a serious contender in the market.”

The 2013 500e [2], which is the electric version of the 500, is powered by a 111 horsepower electric motor [6]. It recharges in less than 4 hours with a 240-volt outlet. The exterior of the 500e remains almost identical to the gas powered 500 models, but gets distinctive styling cues that also contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics.

Fiat [1] hasn’t announced the pricing for the Fiat 2013 500e [2], but it will arrive at Fiat showrooms in California in the second-quarter of 2013.

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[1] Fiat: http://www.fiatusa.com

[2] 2013 Fiat 500e: http://inhabitat.com/2013-fiat-500e-electric-car-unveiled-at-the-los-angeles-auto-show/

[3] Honda Fit EV: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-2013-honda-fit-ev-is-the-most-fuel-efficient-car-in-the-us-with-few-compromises/

[4] Nissan Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=nissan+leaf

[5] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[6] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

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