View Full Version : Car And Driver's review of the 500e

06-25-2013, 07:33 PM

0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds? I'm jealous. On the flip side, I couldn't drive it to the Dragon and back on a single charge.

Robert Nixon
06-26-2013, 09:10 AM
"...it’s an excellent example of the EV breed, more likely to encourage an electrified future than sideline it."

I'd say they liked it overall!

06-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Like what Robert Nixon quoted, that last sentence gets me excited. We have to wait for people to get these cars and report on them overall.

Five-ten years from now, Fiat may well be the industry leader in electric cars. Since so many of their offerings are smallish, including the Fiat Professional commercial vehicles, I think we can see many opportunities for Fiat in the electric market.

Commercial vans, like the Doblo Cargo Van or Scudo Goods Transport, would be ideal for city delivery vehicles.

With an electric drive train, you plug in whenever you stop and unload, or when you reload for delivery. And charge overnight. It will just keep going and going and going, all day.

It's so ideal for cargo vans. There are no back seats. Nice flat area, under which the battery can reside. The Scudo has optional pneumatic suspension, so even if the battery raised the bed, the suspension could be used to lower the bed a bit for loading.