Fiat 500 Electric Review 2022
Fiat 500 Electric At A Glance
Fiat's retro city car has been given a 2030-friendly makeover: it's now entirely electric. Or, at least, this one is.
Confusingly, Fiat is continuing to sell the old petrol (or rather mild-hybrid) 500 in the UK. But for buyers who are ready to make the leap to electric, the latest 500 model comes with an electric drivetrain and a choice of two battery sizes: 24kWh and 42kWh.
Intended to rival other cheap electric cars like the Honda E, MINI Electric and Volkswagen e-Up, the Fiat 500 Electric has an official range of 118 miles or 199 miles, depending on which battery pack you opt for.
It's slightly bigger than the petrol Fiat 500, while more space between the front and rear wheels means there's more room inside. Don't expect to use either of them as a family car, the rear seats are very small and only suitable for very small children at best.
There's a range of three core trim levels: Action, Icon and La Prima. Top-spec models come with a swish 10.2-inch navigation system as well as a button-free 'pebble' keyfob and seats made from recycled ocean plastics. There's also a limited edition Red trim, which comes highly equipped with climate control, special edition fabric seats and alloy wheels.
Interestingly, as well as the standard hatchback model, you can also buy a soft-top Fiat 500 Electric. That's a rarity, matched only by the Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio.
Looking for a second opinion? Read heycar's Fiat 500 Electric review.