Electric Fiat 500 priced from £19,995

Published 22 October 2020

The all-electric new Fiat 500 will go on sale in December with prices from £19,995 and deliveries expected from March 2021.

Fiat's first electric car will be available with two different sizes of battery: 24kWh and 42kWh. The smaller battery pack provides an official WLTP range of up to 115 miles, while the 42kWh model can travel up to 199 miles between charges.

The new Fiat 500 range is made up of three trim levels - Action, Passion and Icon. The entry-level 500 Action model is fitted with a 70kW motor, accelerating from zero to 62mph in 9.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 84mph. 

Available exclusively with the smaller 24kWh battery, the Fiat 500 Action is priced from £19,995 (after the plug-in car grant). It's equipped with a 50kW fast charging system, as well as an e-Mode selector providing access to three driving modes - Normal, Range and Sherpa.

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Rather than using an infotainment system, the 500 Action cuts costs by featuring a smartphone cradle along with Bluetooth connectivity for the speakers.

As for the exterior, the Action receives halogen headlights and 15-inch wheels. Inside, highlights include the auto-start button, rear parking sensors and electric parking brake as well as a configurable seven-inch digital TFT colour screen in front of the driver.

The mid-range Fiat 500 Passion is available with the 42kWh battery. This features 85kW fast charging, so recharging the battery to 80 per cent range takes around 35 minutes, or to 30 miles in five minutes. 

Highlights include 15-inch two-tone wheels and LED daytime running lights, while the interior gets a new media system with a seven-inch touchscreen display. This features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as DAB radio. It also gets 'Hey Fiat' voice activation.

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With the same 42kWh battery as the Passion, the top-spec Fiat 500 Icon adds a new 10.25-inch ‘cinerama’ touchscreen display, with integrated GPS and the infotainment system. Externally, the Fiat 500 Icon features 16-inch alloy wheels, while tech highlights include a smart wearable key. The interior features an optional wood-effect dash and a vegan (rather than leather) steering wheel.

The electric Fiat 500 will be sold in hatchback and cabriolet body styles, while the current mild-hybrid model will continue to be available. It'll rival electric cars like the Honda E, Peugeot e-208 and MINI Electric when it goes on sale in December.


Falkirk Bairn    on 23 October 2020

£20K for a Fiat 500?

I do not think so.

gavsmit    on 23 October 2020

...and that's the one with the puny 115 mile range and 84mph top speed!

Not to mention all us tax-payers paying £3,000 towards each one whether we buy one or not!

Keith Moat    on 27 October 2020

You could always buy one and get your £3000 back ;o)

P Menzies    on 27 October 2020

As with any goverment grant, would the car be £3000 dearer without the grant?

i3 Driver    on 27 October 2020

Everyone comparing apples and pears again, add in the coverall costs and 20k looks pretty good....

Zero Tax
Zero Fuel
Tiny Servicing Costs

As a vehicle in a multi car family doing 10k a year will save £1300 a year in fuel alone which will soon whittle down the cost differentials over 4 years

How many people do more than a hundred miles a day.... that is 24000 a year ?

madf    on 30 October 2020

The Honda E - with similar size and range - is £30k

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