Fiat confirmed the all-new 500 Electric (or 500e) for the primary time in March this yr. Days earlier than the world was hit by massive lockdowns, the Italian firm previewed the way forward for the storied nameplate revealing the primary member of the overhauled 500 household. In the present day, greater than seven months later, the automaker is unveiling a brand new addition to the lineup. Meet the 500 Electrical 3+1.
Fiat says this new and extra sensible model of the electrical metropolis automotive has been designed for individuals who have households and many alternative duties to cowl every day. It’s being described as “all-new, all-electric, and with an additional door” however “all the time 500.” It’s principally the identical automotive you noticed in March this yr however with an added small door on the passenger aspect. Sure, there’s no door on the driver’s aspect.
The excellent news is the maneuverability of the 500 hasn’t been compromised as the three+1 one model has the very same dimensions as the usual 500e. Curiously, there’s additionally no distinction between the dimensions and form of the passenger door between the 500e 3+1 and the 500e. The trick right here is that what’s a strong fender piece on the usual automotive transforms right into a small door that has hinges on the again.
Fiat notes that the brand new door doesn’t impression the dealing with and power consumption of the automotive even if it provides 66 kilos (30 kilograms) to the general weight. It’s additionally value mentioning that the small rear door may be opened solely when the passenger door is opened as a security measure.
Gross sales of the brand new 500 Electrical 3+1 will start with a particular La Prima launch sequence, which has wealthy normal tools, together with adaptive cruise management, full-LED headlights, site visitors signal recognition system, 360-degree parking sensors, parking digital camera, and extra. Fiat can be launching three completely different trim ranges for the common 500 – Motion, Ardour, and Icon, providing a special combine between a battery pack, electrical motor, tools, and customization choices.