By Otsile Kadiege
Fiat recently lifted the veils off the all-new, all-electric 600e which competes in the B-Segment. The quirky newcomer is not the automaker’s fully-electric model. Their first electric car is the 500e and its performance version which falls under the Abarth brand. So, they are no stranger to making electric cars.
Electric powertrain and charging times
Powering the Fiat 600e are lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 54 kWh developing 115kW, providing acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds. It has a WLTP claimed driving of more than 400 km and more than 600 km in the urban cycle.
To optimize charging time, the New 600e is equipped with a 100-kW fast charger. Fiat claims the new 600e takes less than half an hour to charge the battery to 80%. The model also comes with a 11kW On Board Charger and a Mode 3 cable for charging at home or in public, customers can expect a full charge in less than 6 hours.
Exterior design and styling
On the outside, the new 600e’s augmented look features a sharper and more assertive face, a 600-chrome refreshed signature both on the front and on the sides, and a renewed LED lighting identity. The exterior look is enhanced by the bigger wheels (up to 18-inch and a diameter of 690mm), black matt skirts and wheel arches, while the typical Italian style is also to be seen in the Italian flag in the rear bumper. Several charming features highlight its exterior lines, such as the glossy black details, chrome accents and shining cues on the rear lights.
Interior design and technology
Inside, the New Fiat 600e embodies the Italian Dolce Vita thanks to several features specifically designed to offer the best pampering experience. Above all, the New Fiat 600e is the first compact to offer the color therapy. Customers can select up to 8 different colors for both the ambient light and the radio ambience, with a ton sur ton default combination and a total of 64 different colours.
The driver seat is equipped with seat adjustment power and a back-massage function, to relax after a long trip or a busy day at work. The New Fiat 600e also offers Ivory synthetic leather seats with FIAT monogram with turquoise accents and 3 stage heating for the maximum comfort and premiumness. Velour floor mats, 40/60 rear seats, USB type A & type C + type C on 2nd row, a wireless charger for smartphone and keyless entry with proximity sensor – so you will never forget the car open -complete the equipment for a comfy and pleasant driving experience.
It’s equipped with hands free power lift-gate, all powered windows, auto air conditioning, dusk and rain sensors, a 6-speaker sound system, 10.25-inch fully customisable radio with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless, a 7inch digital cluster and connected services.
Safety and assistance systems
The Fiat 600e is packed with latest safety, driver assistance systems and it offers level 2 assisted driving. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Intelligent Speed Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Stop&Go function, Autonomous Emergency Braking for recognizing cyclists and pedestrians, Drowsy driver detection, 360-degree sensors and a 180-degree rear-view camera.
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