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New Fiat 500 is Italy’s best-selling electric car in 2021

Made in Italy, full electric, technological, digital and always connected: the new 500 won over 2,058 motorists in the first quarter and is the best-selling electric in 2021.

In March 2021 169,756 cars were registered in Italy, a number six times higher than in the same month of 2020 when the first measures were taken to combat the spread of the pandemic. Overall, the first quarter of this year sees an overall growth of 28.7% compared to the first quarter of 2020, and electrified cars now represent more than a third of the market: 36% in the month and 33.5% in the quarter. The best-selling electric car in the first three months of the year is the New Fiat 500, with 2,058 registrations.

The statements of Santo Ficili, Country Manager of Stellantis in Italy

In this regard, Santo Ficili, Country Manager of Stellantis in Italy expressed himself: “Stellantis wants to act as a reference for the new sustainable mobility: we are ready to offer accessible, safe and sustainable cars and commercial vehicles, with differentiated and calibrated offers for real use. of the customer and his needs. The primacy of the New 500 marks the first step in our leadership. An effective and also symbolic step because moved by the model that most of all has evolved in continuity with a past that has already seen the Fiat 500 as the car that powered Italy. The New 500 was born technological, digital and always connected: the ideal car to lead change, and its leadership in the quarter is a source of pride for us which further confirms the goodness of the project. Its strength is the ability to make the most of all its features to be the ideal player for the new mobility, even shared, and to make the life of our customers more and more easier, with great attention also to the environment. Obviously, together with the New 500, our entire infrastructure is evolving in the sense of electrification: the sales and service networks are formed to best meet the needs of the new mobility ” .

The market rewards a project with attention to every nuance

The New 500 is the first model in Fiat’s long history born full electric and 100% Made in Italy, and is, in addition to the quarter, the best-selling electric car in Italy since launch with more than 8000 orders, including models of all sizes. and price. The best solutions were chosen for the New 500, primarily for autonomy. The latest expression of the Fiat icon runs up to 320 km – WLTP cycle -, with Lithium-Ion batteries that have a capacity of 42kWh, and to optimize recharging times it is equipped with the 85 kW fast charger system: for a charge sufficient to travel 50 kilometers takes only 5 minutes. And to recharge 80% of the battery, you need 35.

The New 500 also offers three driving modes: Normal, which brings driving as close as possible to that of a vehicle with a normal combustion engine; Range, which activates the “one pedal drive” function; Sherpa, which minimizes energy consumption. The engine of the New 500 has a power of 87 kW which allows a maximum speed of 150 km / h (self-limited) and an acceleration in 9.0 seconds from 0-100 km / h, and of 3.1 seconds in the 0-50 km / h. The Action version is equipped with a 70 kW e-motor with acceleration from 9.5 sec 0-100 km / h, a self-limited speed of 135 km / h and a range of 180 km WLTP. of the New 500 Icon and the New 500 LaPrima has a power of 87 kW which allows the maximum speed of 150 km / h (self-limited) and an acceleration in 9.0 seconds from 0-100 km / h, and 3.1 seconds in the 0-50 km / h. The Action version is equipped with a 70 kW e-motor with acceleration from 9.5 sec 0-100 km / h, a self-limited speed of 135 km / h and a range of 180 km WLTP. of the New 500 Icon and the New 500 LaPrima has a power of 87 kW which allows the maximum speed of 150 km / h (self-limited) and an acceleration in 9.0 seconds from 0-100 km / h, and 3.1 seconds in the 0-50 km / h. The Action version is equipped with a 70 kW e-motor with acceleration from 9.5 sec 0-100 km / h, a self-limited speed of 135 km / h and a range of 180 km WLTP.

The New Fiat 500 is available to order now priced from £19,995 OTR (inc. PiCG) visit www.fiat.co.uk

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