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Fiat 500 Electric verdict

2020 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 53.8

Written by Tom Wiltshire Published: 15 February 2022 Updated: 28 September 2023

Should you buy a Fiat 500 Electric?

The previous Fiat 500 always felt a bit like a case of style over substance. Well, with this impressively well-resolved and modern new 500, Fiat’s given us a generous dose of both sides.

Though its competition – particularly the hugely likable Honda e – is very strong, the electric 500 manages to stand apart from the crowd thanks to its retro-futuristic looks (which we love) comfortable interior, and very well-resolved electric drivetrain.

What we like

With a maximum range that wouldn’t look out of place on a luxury electric SUV three times the price, the 500’s a convincing long-distance EV, yet it retains all the ability that made its petrol-powered predecessors so spectacular in the city streets.

Feeling more modern and substantial than the Volkswagen e-Up and better thought-out than the MINI Electric, we think the Fiat 500’s one of the best electric cars out there.

What we don’t like

Very little, actually. Some aspects of the interior are a little dated, such as the quaint push-button drive selector. Even criticisms about the lack of rear legroom aren’t really too much, because as a city car, it wouldn’t necessary need lounging room for four – so, yes, it is that good and we’re clutching at straws here.

Fiat 500 Electric (2021) rear view
Fiat 500 Electric (2021) rear view