500th: By mid-year, Brazilians should win a new electric car option. The launch time is the Fiat 500e, which will arrive in the country in the top-of-the-line Icon version. The model was registered with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) last month and has already been seen on the streets of São Paulo. It is the first Fiat electric model to be marketed in Brazil.
The electric motor has a front engine of 87 kW, which corresponds to 116 hp power, a set of batteries totaling 42 kWh, which offers an autonomy of up to 322 in the WLTP standard. The model accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds and the maximum speed does not exceed 150 km / h. In terms of charging, the vehicle can recover 80% of its total charge in just 35 minutes, or guarantee 50 km of autonomy with just 5 minutes plugged in.
The interior is equipped with a 10.25-inch multimedia screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The model also has automatic air conditioning, wireless cell phone charger, digital cluster, among others.
To bring electric vehicles to the country, the brand announced a partnership with Enel X, an energy company. The aim is to invest in the construction of infrastructures for charging plug-in hybrid cars.
The Fiat 500e Icon costs € 31,400 in Europe. In Brazil, the car could cost around R $ 214.7 thousand, only taking into account the current currency conversion. Even with the salty value, the model should still be cheaper than its electric rivals Nissan Leaf (R $ 239,900) and Chevrolet Bolt (R $ 274k). The forecast for the launch is between mid and late 2021.