All-new 2013 Fiat 500e Recharges the Electric Vehicle (EV) Segment with Italian Style and Performance

   All-new 2013 Fiat 500e Recharges the Electric Vehicle (EV) Segment with
                        Italian Style and Performance

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oAll-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the Cinquecento lineup with even more
    innovation and style, plus up to an estimated 116 miles per gallon
    equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe highway of pure battery-electric power
    and zero tailpipe emissions
  oFiat 500e is designed to keep electric vehicle (EV) ownership simple with
    its familiar no-nonsense design, convenience features and intelligently
    integrated approach to battery-electric technology
  oMore than 80 miles of estimated range, with city driving range typically
    greater than 100 miles
  oWorld-class handling and braking for an EV that adds to the FIAT brand's
    lineup of vehicles with highly engaging driving dynamics
  oArriving in the second quarter of 2013 to FIAT Studios in California

Designing city-friendly, environmentally responsible and fun-to-drive small
cars is what the FIAT brand and its "Simply More" belief stand for. The
all-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the next chapter of the brand's legacy by
embodying the FIAT brand's simple, purposeful and fun-to-drive values –
through iconic style, engaging dynamics and an environmentally responsible
zero-emissions design.

"The Fiat 500e changes the paradigm in an electric vehicle market that's
quickly becoming crowded," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North
America. "The Fiat 500e offers iconic Italian design and a great combination
of performance and range, with battery technology that delivers consistent
performance across all weather conditions."

Designed to be a no-compromise electric vehicle (EV), the 2013 Fiat 500e
builds on the Cinquecento's successful small-car formula, while adding an
all-new battery-electric powertrain that produces 111 horsepower (83 kW),
recharges in less than 4 hours with its Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging
module (OBCM) and delivers more than 80 miles of estimated range, with city
driving range typically exceeding 100 miles without any tailpipe emissions.

Making sure the all-new 2013 Fiat 500e delivers world-class EV handling and
braking performance, engineers designed a new chassis and suspension for the
new EV powertrain, while further solidifying the engaging European driving
dynamics the FIAT brand and Cinquecento are known for.

The all-new Fiat 500e pushes its iconic Italian design forward with its
wind-tunnel-sculpted shape and retro-futuristic dot-matrix styled cues for a
cutting-edge look. To achieve a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics (0.311
coefficient of drag (Cd) compared to the 2013 Fiat 500 Lounge's 0.359 Cd), the
Fiat 500e features eight exterior enhancements and more than 140 hours of wind
tunnel testing and refinement. The result is a purposeful design that enables
this Cinquecento to achieve an additional five miles of range.

Inside, 2013 Fiat 500e fuses retro-futuristic design with unique EV technology
elements for an environment comprised of simplicity with innovation. An
all-new 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster displays
full-color picture graphics to illustrate vehicle functions, charge levels and
trip summary. In addition, a new TomTom Navigation unit enables the driver to
view the vehicle's charge schedule, range, and power-flow gauges, and can even
request nearby charging stations with real-time availability. Below its
instrument panel bezel, the 2013 Fiat 500e also includes an all-new electronic
shifter with easy-to-use push-button transmission mode selection. For added
style, the interior environment is available in Nero (black) or exclusive
Steam (white), highlighted by Electric Orange to bring even more design
character to this Cinquecento.

Keeping passengers of the Fiat 500e connected to vehicle information is an
all-new Fiat 500e Smartphone App (compatible with iPhone and Android) that
enables real-time vehicle status, manages charging, tracks the driver's energy
use, locates the vehicle and nearby charging stations, plans and sends routes
to the vehicle and provides text-message alerts.

The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California during the
second quarter of 2013.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Website: http://www.chryslergroupllc.com
Contact: Jiyan Cadiz, +1-248-512-4903 (office), +1-248-821-4885 (cell),
jiyan.cadiz@chrysler.com, or Ariel Gavilan, +1-248-512-3404 (office),
+1-248-495-4645 (cell), ariel.gavilan@chrysler.com
 
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