According tomedia reports, 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the new generation of the iconic Nuova Fiat 500 Fiat 500, as well as the launch of the new model, the Fiat 500 City Sedan. Some believe the small car will be a big look at the city’s electric cars, as well as will be adopted by companies such as EV Adapt and Karabag/Linde. Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has officially joined the ranks of electric vehicles, introducing the all-electric Fiat 500.
With the launch of the third-generation 500, Fiat hopes the electrification of its iconic urban vehicles will help bring about positive changetowards towards a sustainable future. “It’s time to take action to create a better future,” the carmaker said. It also got help from Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio and three Italian idols who helped Fiat deliver the message.
The all-electric Fiat 500’s 42 kWh lithium-ion battery provides 320 km of WLTP range per full charge. The 85-kilowatt fast charge allows standard batteries to be 80 per cent recharged in 35 minutes, and if it’s really urgent you can get 50km of range in just five minutes – which is believed to be enough to drive the driver home. The Combo 2 socket on the right rear panel of the car can accommodate both AC and DC charging methods.
It is understood that the 87 kW engine will be able to accelerate from standstill to 50km/h in 3.1 seconds, 9 seconds for 100km acceleration and a maximum driving speed of 150km/h. The electric car has three driving modes: Sherpa, Range and Normal. Among them, the Sherpa mode limits the maximum speed to 80km/h, turns off the climate control and heating the seat and adjusts other system parameters to maintain low energy consumption to ensure that the driver can comfortably reach the destination set on the navigation system or the nearest charging station;
It is reported that because the new Fiat 500 has a level 2 self-driving capability, this means it can achieve autonomous driving under certain conditions, but human drivers must be ready to take over. The front-facing camera monitors the surroundings of the vehicle and will help with the intelligent adaptive cruise control system, which automatically accelerates or slows down while driving. Also remain within the lane marking range when the vehicle is correctly identified.
Driver assistance technology includes the ability to read speed signs and recommend adjustments, monitor blind spots with ultrasonic sensors, stop assistance, and let the driver know that the vehicle believes it has been on the road for too long and needs a break.
It’s the first Fiat car to be powered by the UConnect 5 infotainment system, which was developed by Android Auto, but Apple’s AirPlay system can also be used. Entertainment, navigation devices and more services are all operating on a 10.25-inch high-definition touch screen.
The on-board system can be wirelessly connected to a smartphone to remotely check battery status, find a vehicle in a crowded parking lot, turn on and set air conditioning before getting on the bus, update the car’s navigation system on the next appointment, and more. It also allows drivers to automatically connect to car technology when a vehicle fails, as mobile Wi-Fi provides a hotspot for eight devices, and when someone tries to steal a car is an alarm.
With its own voice recognition, the system allows drivers to set up climate control through their voice, select playlists, control other car parameters, and issue audio warnings to roadside pedestrians when the car is traveling at less than 20km/h.
From the outside, the new 500’s two-door four-seater retains the personality of its predecessor, the Cinquecento champagne case, but with a slight adjustment. First, it is 6 cm longer than the 2nd generation, 6 cm wide and 2 cm long in wheelbase. But overall, the length of the car is no more than 4 meters.
Thanks to its electric drivetrain, its interior is relatively spacious, but the exterior is still a compact city-dweller. The previous circular headlights were replaced by split oval eyes.
In the car, you can find a large dashboard and modular storage space between the driver’s seat and the co-pilot seat. It was learned that the part used in the seat was yarn sand sand and some artificial leather from plastic waste recovered from the ocean. The luggage capacity of the car is the same as the old version.
It is reported that the 500 “la Prima” release is an open-top car, gray, green, blue three options.
To celebrate Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ first all-electric car, the company also unveiled three special one-off models designed by the famous Italian brands Armani, Bvlgari and Kartell.
Among the design highlights of the 500 Giorgio Armani models are the fabric-like micro-V-shaped carvings on the body, amber on the windows and Armani logos on the wheels.
Designed by Italian jewelry company Bvlgari, the B.500 “Mai TrOPPO” is painted with saffron-colored paint on the surface, which, in order to fit the jeweler’s identity, is filled with gold powder from jewelry production waste. In addition, its wheels are incorporated into the star-shaped structure, while the center of the steering wheel is integrated into the crystal jewelry of the home.
The 500 Kartell features the same blue color of the metal, glass, rubber, plastic and fabric used in cars. Similarly, this special edition follows an environmental theme – recyclable polycarbonate for front grilles, wheels and mirrors, and the material is used in parts of the car, such as dashboards, seats, and recycled polypropylene for textile parts of the car.
It is reported that the three special edition Fiat 500 will be auctioned for charity, Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental group will receive the proceeds of the auction.
It is reported that the distribution has now started to accept bookings, consumers will need to pay a deposit of 500 euros. The car will end up at 379,000 euros, and the first 500 Fiat 500s will be equipped with a free Easy Wallbox home charger developed by Engie EPS.