The EPA has given the new Fiat 500e electric car a combined 116 mpg-e fuel efficiency rating, which places the newest EV above all other U.S. electric cars but two. With 25 dealerships in California, Fiat plans to begin selling the 500e in that state sometime after March. A specific breakout of the EPA data shows the 500e achieving 108 mpg-e in city driving and 122 mpg-e on the highway.
The celebrities were out in force for this special Fiat 500e event, meticulously documented in the video clip above. Watch as Ron Howard and others ooh and aah over the tiny electric wonder, a car with more personality than most other four-wheeled inanimate objects. Fiat has been among a handful of companies that use celebrity endorsement for a major launch. In this case, the company went all out and actually snagged more than a half-dozen A-list stars to talk about the newest, cutest, EV on the market. The recent LA Auto Show was the venue for much of the celeb schmoozing. That way, most of the glitterati did not have to travel very far for their face-time with the Fiat 500e. In any case, if you are in the mood for a bit of stargazing, see if you can name all the celebrities in the clip. Good luck.
The Honda Fit EV and the Scion iQ EV have slightly better combined mpg-e ratings than the Fiat 500e, coming in at 118 and 121, respectively. When it comes to highway numbers, however, the Fiat 500e holds the best rating with its 122 mpg-e. The car boasts a range of nearly 90 miles per charge. The non-electric version of the Fiat 500 has been on sale in the U.S. for two years.
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