Fiat 500e
Fiat 500e
Fiat 500e

2019 Fiat 500e

Pros: Surprisingly peppy and fun-to-drive; nimble handling; close-quarters maneuverability; decently smooth ride for a subcompact-sized car

Cons: Limited availability; standard 500’s already-cramped rear-seat space is further compromised by electric motor’s battery pack; limited driving range; high price compared to gas-engine Fiat 500

CG Says: The 2019 Fiat 500e is unchanged. The 500e is an electric, subcompact two-door hatchback that seats four. The electric Fiat 500e is quiet, rides smoothly, and feels very solid, which is saying a lot for an electric car. It also happens to be a blast to drive. It boasts a maximum range of 84 miles on a full charge, which is below average among its peers (Chevrolet Bolt EV, Kia Soul EV, Tesla Model 3, and Nissan LEAF), but has a fast charging time of 4 hours. While it costs a substantial amount more than a fossil-fuel-powered Fiat 500, its price is reasonable compared to the other electric vehicles from major automakers. The 500e is only sold in California and Oregon. Its small size means it’s easy to park, but it doesn’t have the interior space of its main competition. Overall, don’t miss this EV if you’re in the market for a “green” machine.

The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 2-door hatchback
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Fiat
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices Base: $34,955

Base Engine
electric motor
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (MPGe)
EPA Hwy Range (MPGe)

Fiat 500e
2019 Fiat 500e
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA
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