#5 Fiat 500 Electric
Cars don’t need to be big to make our list of the Top 10 Best EVs, but they do need personality, and the Fiat 500 Electric has got it in spades.
The Fiat 500 has been providing affordable personal transport across Europe since the 1950s. And the all-electric variant, introduced last year, sees the nimble little city car accelerating into the future.
Base ‘Action’ models get a limited range 22 kWh battery and a 70 kW electric motor, with a predicted range of either 118 miles in normal driving, or around 130 miles when pootling around the city.
But as you move up the model levels you can unlock a larger 37 kWh battery and more powerful 87 kW motor, which takes the predicted range up to 220 miles in urban use in mild weather (200 miles range WLTP).
Although the 500e isn't the longest range EV going, it does benefit from fantastic efficiency. At over 4 miles per kWh, it will save you a lot of money on electricity. The best small electric cars often handle electric power very efficiently.
The most obvious external feature of the 500 Electric is its retro looks, which gives it an unrivalled timeless quality. It also has a tight turning circle for those tricky city parking spots. It's a 4-seater, so if you need to be able to carry 5, consider rivals like the Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208 or Vauxhall Corsa-e.
What gives the 500e an edge?
- Perfectly formed, compact city EV
- Highly efficient battery technology
- Available as either a hatchback or a convertible
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