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Fiat 500 electric: prices, specification and range

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Fiat has confirmed the all-new fully electric 500 will be priced from £19,995 (on-the-road inc grant) when it goes on sale in December.

The 500 will be offered in three trim levels with two battery sizes, providing a range of up to 199 miles.

It will arrive in UK dealers in early 2021 in both hatchback and cabriolet bodystyles.

Among the specification highlights are level 2 autonomous driving, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, 360-degree parking sensors and keyless entry.

All versions feature an e-Mode selector to choose between three driving modes – Normal, Range and Sherpa, to select according to preferred driving style and requirements.

The entry-level Action is fitted with a 95PS motor and will accelerate from zero to 62mph in 9.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 84mph. Its 24kWh battery provides a range of 115 miles.

It comes is equipped with a 50kW fast charging system and numerous ADAS features, including: Drowsy Driver Detection, to monitor driver concentration levels; Autonomous Emergency Braking; Lane Keep Assist; and Traffic Sign Recognition.

On the outside of the car, the standard features include halogen headlights and 15-inch wheels.

The new Fiat 500 Passion is available with a larger 42kWh battery (from £23,495 with PiCG), providing a best-in-class range of up to 199 miles in the WLTP cycle.

Its 118PS motor claims a maximum speed limited to 93mph and acceleration from zero to 62mph in nine seconds.

The new Fiat 500 Passion features 85kW fast charging, so recharging the battery to 80% range can take as little as 35 minutes.

The Passion debuts FCA’s new infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for connected services and a DAB radio.

The new system also boasts the Natural Language interface system with advanced voice recognition. Talk to the car using the wake word “Hey Fiat”, to control its range and charging settings, program the air conditioning and choose favourite music.

Passion trim also includes cruise control and climate control.

Fiat’s range-topping Icon trim (from £24,995 with PiCG) level receives the same 42kWh battery as Passion but adds a new 10.25-inch ‘cinerama’ touchscreen display.

The high-end version of new 500 stands out thanks to 16-inch alloy wheels while customers can gain entry via a button-free ‘pebble’ – a smart wearable key that can be carried in a pocket or bag.

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