Fiat 500e named BEST ELECTRIC CITY CAR by Diesel&EcoCar Magazine for second year running!

• FIAT 500e collects title for ‘Best Electric City Car’ in Diesel&EcoCar Magazine’s EcoCar Electrified Top 50 Awards for the second year in a row
• Judges commend 500e for its range, affordability, design and manoeuvrability
• Buyers can benefit from FIAT’s new E-Grant and receive £3,000 towards a new 500e

The FIAT 500e has received further recognition this year after being named ‘Best Electric City Car’ in Diesel&EcoCar Magazine’s EcoCar Electrified Top 50 Awards – adding to its collection of national and international awards.

Diesel&EcoCar Magazine’s expert panel of journalists tested the 500e against the very best vehicles the EV sector has to offer. Focusing on economy and cost-conscious motoring, as well as range and manoeuvrability, the 500e came out on top as the ideal inner-city electric vehicle.

Ian Robertson, Editor & Publisher, Diesel&EcoCar Magazine, commented: “The 500e holds onto its reign as our favourite all-electric city car. Affordable to buy outright, and with numerous cheap finance offers available, it will undoubtedly be many motorists’ first EV and it’s a cinch to drive.

“Even the smaller battery pack’s 118-mile range should be plenty for those living in the city, while the 199-mile range of the 42kWh version extends its use case for those travelling further afield. Nippy acceleration, a tight turning circle, and its small size make it a superb town car, and its interior is a major step up from the older 500. It’s roomier than it looks inside, and who could ignore those super cute looks?”

Damien Dally, Managing Director, FIAT & Abarth UK, said: “We are delighted to receive further industry recognition for the 500e from Diesel&EcoCar Magazine in the form of their Best City Car Award for the second year running. FIAT is driving forward the nation’s conversion to electric vehicles, making the 500e more accessible than ever, with the brand’s new E-Grant initiative whereby customers will receive £3,000 towards a new 500e or 500e Convertible.”

The Fiat 500e is the first fully-electric Fiat designed from the ground up. The car provides a raft of best-in-class features such as Level 2 Autonomous Driving technologies, a variety of battery options and a substantial driving range of up to 199 miles (WLTP) – the longest range of any electric city car on the market today.

To put the 500e even further at the forefront of customers’ minds, the car boasts 85kW fast charging, enabling the battery to reach 80 per cent range in just 30 minutes and, more impressively, 30 miles in around five minutes.

Additionally, courtesy of the fully-electric nature of the car, the 500e is congestion charge and ULEZ-exempt, making it the perfect vehicle for the city. The 500e convertible is also the only 4-seater convertible in its segment.