Fiat just announced that its 2013 500e electric car will start at $32,500 before available tax incentives. Starting this summer, California residents can purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500 after federal credits, state incentives and Fiat rebates are included. That’s about $200 less than the current starting price of a comparably equipped Fiat 500 Lounge with a gas engine.
The 2013 Fiat 500e is an all-electric version of the retro-styled 500, and it’s set to go on sale this summer in California. Fiat is also offering the exact same lease on the 500e as the 500 Pop, which is powered by a gas engine. Buyers can lease the 500e for $999 due at signing/ $199 a month for 36 months.
“With unique Italian style, industry-best highway MPGe rating and class-leading combined driving range, we know we have a great car in our hands,” said Tim Kuniskis Head of FIAT Brand North America. “Now our task is to simplify the customer’s experience and make sure that people know how easy and affordable it can be to own our electric Cinquecento.”
The 2013 Fiat 500e has a driving range of up to 87 miles, and Fiat offers a free rental car program if you need to drive further. Fiat and Enterprise have teamed up to offer 500e buyers access to 12 gas-powered rental cars a year for the first three years of ownership.
Unfortunately, if you live outside of California and were hoping to buy a 500e, you may be out of luck. Fiat has not announced any plans to sell the 500e outside of the golden state.