A few years ago, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company will lose $10,000 on every Fiat 500E EV it makes. Turns out he was wrong…by about 40%.
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If you absolutely, positively must have a Fiat 500e, your last chance could be one of ten celebrity-customized Fiat EVs being auctioned off for charity.
Despite feeling bullied into building electric cars, and complaining that each Fiat 500E built costs the Chrysler-Fiat alliance money, the news out of California for the Italian EV is overwhelmingly good. Having been on sale for just a couple of months, Fiat dealerships have gone through almost their entire allotment of Fiat 500Es for the year.
The Fiat 500e electric vehicle can be purchased outright for $32,500, or leased for a minimum of $199 per month for 36 months with $999 down in the state of California. That is substantially lower than the Honda Fit EV which is leased for $389 per month, also for 36 months, making the Fiat 500e one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
Fiat has decided to address the battery range anxiety issue by offering the Fiat 500e electric vehicle with access to a second car. They will offer access to the second car for free from Enterprise for 12 days per year, for the first three years of 500e ownership as part of its ePass program.
Once again bringing overpowering sex appeal to the LA Auto Show as only Italians can, Fiat delivered some very steamy videos to promote their latest offerings. The 500c Cabriolet video was especially thrilling and tastefully done. The 500e video was charming, but between the woman being in the passenger seat, and the overdose of analogies to Viagra by the announcer, it could’ve been better. Yes, you want to make a sexy electric car. We get that. But Tesla and Fisker have already been doing so for years now. Oh, a sexy affordable electric car.
Fiat has been bullish on re-entering the American car market, and sales of the compact Fiat 500 have been steadily gaining steam. Next up is an electric version of the Fiat 500, set to debut at the L.A. Auto Show next week as the officially-named Fiat 500e.
Nearly every automaker in the world has already rolled out at least one electric vehicle, even in limited quantities and markets. But not Chrysler, at least not yet. That will soon change though with an electric Fiat hitting dealerships next year, though the Chrysler-Fiat alliance still seems skeptical of vehicular electrification. Biding Time, Making Moves […]
It’s only Tuesday, but there are some pretty big stories floating around the net. Some of this morning’s highlights include an electric Fiat 500 caught testing in Michigan, China has more shale gas than the U.S., and Mitsubishi’s clean new cargo hauler.