Saturday, 5 January 2013

2013 Fiat 500e gets 116 MPGe (combined) and 87-mile range

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2013 Fiat 500e - front three-quarter view

The all-electric 2013 Fiat 500e probably won't turn a profit, but that doesn't mean Fiat and Chrysler engineers haven't done a good job ramping up the hatchback's fuel economy numbers. Chrysler has just announced that the little EV has been rated at 116 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (MPGe) combined. The EV will get 122 MPGe in the city, and highway efficiency is rated at 108 MPGe. As for range - which of course varies greatly in the real world - the official number is an impressive 87 miles.

To compare, other small EVs have been rated this way (combined/city/highway):
  • 2013 Smart ED: 107/122/93 MPGe and a 68-mile range
  • 2013 Scion iQ EV: 121/138/105 MPGe and a 38-mile range
  • 2013 Honda Fit EV: 118/132/105 MPGe and a 82-mile range
  • 2013 Mitsubishi i: 112/126/99 MPGe and a 62-mile range
  • 2012 Nissan Leaf: 99/106/92 and a 73-mile range
That means that the 2013 Fiat 500e has (for now, at least) more range and highway MPGe than any other vehicles in its class. Some larger EVs can go further, of course. The official EPA fuel consumption rate is 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles thanks to an efficient 111-horsepower electric motor. Charging the 24-kWh battery should take less than four hours from a 240-watt Level 2 source. The EV goes on sale, in California, at least, in the second quarter of 2013, and we already know the car will get a sexy introduction to the masses.

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