When Biker Chicks Drive Cars Fiat cut me loose on the streets of LA in a 2016 500e to see if it could be as fun around town as it is on the track. I’ve driven both manual & automatic 500s, and a broad range of other electric cars. None of them as fun as […]
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In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
The best lease deal on an electric car is the Chevy Spark EV. $129 a month with no money down is a great deal on an EV with 139 miles of range.
I’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
What’s the fastest electric car on the market? I think you can guess, but what about #2–17? First of all, let’s get a little perspective in here. A car’s quickness is generally rated by how fast it goes from o mph to 60 mph (or 0 km/h to 100 km/h outside of the USA and a […]
The California Air Resource Board has mandated that automakers produce a certain number of Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs), and nine other states, most of them in the Northeast, have adopted those same standards. So why are there so many more electric and hydrogen vehicles for sale in California than the ten other states that follow the […]
Getting your first car has always been a right of passage, but we can all agree that some vehicles are better for new drivers than others. The folks at The Truth About Cars say there are three reasons why teens should drive an electric car: driving range limitations, cost of ownership, and safety. Driving range limitations […]
More than 118,000 electrified vehicles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, a 27% increase over 2013 and the first time sales of plug-ins have hit six-figures.
The Volkswagen e-Golf has gotten its official ratings, and at 83 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, it’s an efficient (but pricey) new option for EV buyers.
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%.
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.
When Fiat took over Chrysler in 2009, the electric vehicle plans were scratched, though new job openings on Chrysler’s corporate website could indicate that the American-Italian automaker is ready to try again.
While the Chrysler-Fiat alliance may have been dragged kicking and screaming into making an electric car, the Fiat 500E has been well-received by critics and customers alike. In fact, the limited numbers of the Fiat 500E are already sold out in California, despite reports suggesting that dealers are playing fast-and-loose with the attractive $199 lease deal.
Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?
Last Sunday marked the Fifth Annual Refuel Races, a time trial race (track day, really) for EV’s, hosted by Speed Ventures. I’ve wanted to return to Refuel at Laguna Seca, but not on a bike as weak as the one I was able to procure when I went in 2010. Full story here. I wanted a bike that would do Laguna Seca, aka Motorcycle Heaven, justice. Zero told me all their press bikes were at Pike’s Peak. Hollywood Electrics only had their prized custom available, but I really didn’t have time to even pick it up. So I took my own electric motorcycle.
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.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked world governments to remain “technology neutral” during a speech at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2013 World Congress. Marchionne also noted that natural gas is “the cleanest alternative available” today. That’s not very neutral, is it?
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.