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06-07-2013, 12:15 PM
2013 Fiat 500e
Pushing the boundaries of what an electric car should be


"The 500e adopts aero as its theme, with a dimpled front lip like the surface of a golf ball. Engineers say it actually has no aerodynamic benefit, but sets the tone for the rest of the car. Some of the elements that do actually improve the car include aluminum wheels flush with filled-in spokes, a longer roof spoiler, under vehicle belly pans and teardrop side mirrors. Fiat says it all adds up to a 13-percent reduction in drag, and the lowest drag coefficient on the market at 0.31. In fact, these changes add so much to the car that some will be included on all new 500s built from now on."