2013 Fiat 500e which was revealed in the beginning of December last year has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in terms of highway-cycle performance which is 108 MPGe. This means that this number makes the Fiat unsurpassed by any electric vehicle on the U.S. market.
As we all are familiar, the MPGe is the EPA-devised measure for determining how many miles an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy has as a gallon of gasoline. In addition, when the 500e was fully charged the Fiat 500e is ccapable of travellingf about 87 miles.
Furthermore, the numbers for the city/highway rating and the city-cycle rating are 116 MPGe and 122-MPGe respectively. This means that the Fiat 500e is not only environmentally friendly and has design proposition like no other, while delivering unsurpassed MPGe and class-leading range.
The EPA testing also determined that car’s energy-consumption is just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles. Additionally, the EV scored 10 out of 10 on two EPA scales that reward vehicles for low tailpipe emissions.
These good results are a logical consequence of the new battery-electric powertrain of the 500e. In particular, it generates 111 horsepower (83 kW) and recharges in less than 4 hours thanks to its Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module (OBCM).
Moreover, its distinctive exterior enhancements contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics, compared with the already fashionable Fiat 500 Lounge. The new 2013 Fiat 500e will be available in dealerships in the second-quarter 2013.