fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show
dec 05, 2012
fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show


fiat ’500e’

 

 

introduced at the 2012 LA auto show, italian car manufacturers fiat have followed up on their successful two-door
hatchback with an electrified version of the vehicle: the 500e. after spending more than 140 hours of wind-tunnel sculpting
for a 13 percent aerodynamic and weight improvement, the 111 horsepower electric powered city car provides up-to 160
kilometers (100 miles) of range before needing to be recharged with a 240v outlet. its regenerative braking system converts
kinetic energy to electricity, providing additional range by charging the 24kWh hour liquid-cooled/heated lithium-ion battery.

an upgraded chassis puts an emphasis on handling and braking performance, where specially engineered suspension
tailors to the EV’s architecture to engage a dynamic driving experience. the interior cockpit incorporates a 7-inch thin-film
transistor (TFT) instrument cluster display with an integrated electronic vehicle information center that showcases large
digital readouts indicating speed and range are ringed by dynamic gauges that give real-time feedback on state-of-charge
and driving style.

 

 

rear 3/4 view

 

 

passenger side view

 

 

3/4 drivers side view context

 

 

3/4 passenger rear view context

 

 

detail of front diffuser with 500e logo

 

 

interior cockpit detail

 

 

7 inch display

 

 

original concept sketch

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