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If you reside at California, you can purchase the Fiat 500e outright for $32,500. Fiat has got another deal for you. You can lease the Fiat 500e for $199 per month for a period of 36 months by paying $999 as down payment. The gas model starts at $16,000. The electric version is only available for Californians. Thanks to the tax credits available, one can lease the vehicle at an affordable price.
The Fiat 500e is a smaller car compared to other electric cars Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf. The vehicle is powered with 24 kWh battery pack. With a single charge, the car can cover a distance of up to 87 miles which is more than any other electric car can deliver. Fiat 500e owners can take advantage of exclusive services like special 500e experts at all its centers. It also offers after hours phone support.
In California, there are four exclusive on-site charging stations. What if your 500e’s battery dies when you are on a long journey? Do not worry; Fiat is offering Alternative Transportation Program which makes it possible to rent a vehicle for longer trips beyond the battery backup of Fiat 500e. By making such a service available, Fiat hopes that it will stop Fiat 500e owners from taking on a long drive.
From the view of customers, it is better to lease an electric vehicle rather than purchasing it. The reason behind it is that leasers will be able to return the car to the manufacturer before it shows any battery related problems. Also leasing also makes it possible to own an expensive vehicle at a reasonable price.
Even the Nissan Leaf can be leased at $199 per month. When you compare the looks of Fiat 500e with that of Nissan Leaf, you will know that the Fiat 500e has a stunning appeal. On the other hand, the Leaf is much spacious and offers exciting technical features such navigation system and LED headlamps.
The 83 kW electric motor helps the vehicle to covering the distance of 0 to 60mph in 9.1 seconds. The weight distribution of 500e is quite good mainly because of the heavy battery placed at the rear of the vehicle.
The Fiat 500e will go on sale in California in the month of May. We feel that the four-seated electric vehicle will be purchased by many people. So what will happen if the 500e manages to achieve good sale? We hope that Fiat makes the car available across the nation. Surely a ride on 500e will be a joyful experience. We hope that in the near future, the car becomes available to the rest of the nation.