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New 500. Meet the electric side of the family

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By FIAT Fleet & Business

The 500 is finally ready to introduce you to the newest members of the family. The 500 has been redesigned form the ground up, delivering more space, more technology, and greater safety; making it the perfect addition to any fleet.

The 500e has a BIK of 0%, Level 2 Autonomous Driving, and a P11D starting price of £22,940. Discover all the new possibilities of the first fully electric city-car by Fiat, with the all-new trim levels: Icon, Passion and Action.

Get your business ready for electrification.
A range of up to 199 miles* which can be extended up to 285 miles* during an urban cycle when used purely for city driving. Get ready to experience a whole new way of driving, the new 500 offers a “Sherpa Mode,” which intuitively saves energy where necessary to get you to your destination without hiccups. And if the battery runs low, you can always fast charge it with several at home and out of-home charging solutions.


The all-new Cinerama Infotainment system on the new 500, with its bright 10.25″ display, makes it easier and clearer to operate. The ultra-fast Bluetooth pairing will connect all the smartphones to the car in less than 5 seconds from door opening.


Experience tomorrow’s technology today. The all-new 500 is the first city car with Level 2 Autonomous Driving thanks to which it can slow down, keep you in the lane and help you control the speed autonomously.

Click here for more information.

For more information please call: 030 3003 4008

Final specification may vary. First Customer deliveries expected early 2021

*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The New Fiat 500 is a battery electric vehicle
requiring mains electricity for charging.
There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using
the new test procedure.
Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare electric range figures with other cars tested to the same
technical procedures.
These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting
charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: All electric Fiat 500

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Sixty-three years after the original Fiat 500 was introduced to the world, the stylish, chic and fun-to-drive city car has inspired a new electric generation. Ready to order now, the all-new all-electric 500 will once again set a new standard for urban travel.

Capable of covering 200 miles to a charge, the car uses a 42kWh battery that can be recharged to 80% in just 35 minutes. The on board 85kW fast charger can add 30 miles of range in just five minutes, which should be enough for the average journey minimising range anxiety and ensuring drivers can always get to where they are going. 

Retaining its classic Italian style, the new 500 evolves the look of its predecessor with clean and consistent lines. The retro details are enhanced with new flush door handles, LED headlights and a new 500 badge. The body and wheelbase have grown slightly to give the car a wider stance and greater levels of passenger comfort, yet the 500 remains compact with a length of less than four metres. Step inside the new 500 and you’ll find a new and elegant interior that features distinct references to the original 500, while incorporating the latest in-car technology and clever storage solutions. The car is the first model from FCA to feature Uconnect 5, a new connected platform that promises a greater user experience. It’s controlled via a centrally mounted 10.25-inch high-definition touchscreen. Connected services can be enhanced via a new smartphone app. Drivers can check the status of the car’s battery, schedule charging, activate the climate control to pre-heat or cool the car and send navigation destinations directly to the sat-nav. 

With 116hp on tap, the 500 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just nine seconds. With its instant electric torque the car provides seamless acceleration. While the 500 has driveability at its core, for the first time in the segment it introduces a suite of advanced driver assistance systems including intelligent adaptive cruise control (iACC) that can respond to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Lane centring does what the name suggests and intelligent speed assist reads the speed limits of signs and recommends applying them. There is also urban blind spot, which uses ultrasonic sensors to monitor the blind spots and warn of any obstacles with a triangular warning light on the door mirror.

The New 500 has three driving modes: Normal, Range and Sherpa. Sherpa mode optimises the available resources to ensure that the car will reach its destination by incorporating any necessary charging stops into the route. This driving mode limits top speed to 50mph, reduces accelerator response and deactivates the climate control system and heated seats. Normal mode is as close as possible to driving a vehicle with a combustion engine, while Range mode activates the “one-pedal-drive” function.

Available in both fixed-roof and convertible body styles, the new 500 will be the first four-seater convertible with zero tailpipe emissions. The electric 500 will start deliveries in the UK in the first quarter of 2021, with production taking place at Fiat’s plant in Mirafiori, Italy. The “La Prima” launch edition, which is available to order now, comes exclusively with a convertible roof. It’s offered in three colours: Mineral Grey (metallic), Ocean Green (pearlescent) and Celestial Blue (three-layer). The launch version also features full LED headlights, eco-leather upholstery, 17-inch diamond-cut wheels and chrome-plated inserts on the windows and side panels.

Fiat’s eagerly awaited 100% electric New Fiat 500 range will be priced from £19,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG*), with first deliveries expected in March 2021.

If you would like to register interest in the 500e please click here.

Our new issue of Soluzioni is available to read at, but if you would like more information about FCA feel free to contact our business centre on 08081685095. 

* Subject to government approvals


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By FCA Fleet & Business

2020 has been a memorable year for probably more negative reasons that positive ones. One phrase that has prevailed this year has been ‘the new normal’.

The automotive industry has been going through an unprecedented rate of change in the last few years, but the ramifications of the events of 2020 have exponentially sped up the evolution of this sector. The next few years are set to be exciting times for manufacturers as they race for solutions to meet changes driven by consumer demand and legislative guidelines. 

The drive to deliver alternatives to the traditional internal combustion engine and reduce the impact on the planet, as well changes in the movement of goods and people, has changed how we think about getting from A to B.  Following the pandemic, we have seen an acceleration to this change in mindset, especially in the business to business sector, where our customers are now having to make challenging decisions about their choice of replacement cars and commercials.  The requirement to reduce costs for their business and for their company car drivers remains paramount, while carefully monitoring regulatory changes to ensure they only select the most suitable and economic vehicle solutions for their business as the demand for electric and alternative vehicles has surged amidst restrictions and the expense of in city travel.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles late CEO; Sergio Marchionne, foresaw this and focused the energies of the organization on being able to adapt quickly and to innovate, investing heavily in infrastructure and in research and development. 

Internally, we have summarised this into three converging areas shaping the future of our business; Mobility as a Service (MaaS), electrification and connected and autonomous vehicles. 

MaaS seeks to take the most efficient way of getting from A to B, through aggregating a number of different service-based transport modes – such as ride-sharing, car-pooling, ride-hailing and other private and public transit methods into one booking-and payment platform.  FCA has the initial framework in place for this and has been pioneering car sharing and ‘pay per mile’ schemes over the past few years. 

Autonomous vehicles are fast becoming a reality and virtually all modern cars and commercials feature a degree of autonomy; case in point, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia & Stelvio range feature level 2 autonomy, providing the driver with numerous aids to improve safety.  FCA has also significantly invested in autonomous, driverless cars in partnership with Waymo (Googles Autonomous vehicle division) and some of those technologies are now evident in our fleet. 

The electrification of our products is particularly exciting, as our e-Ducato commercial vehicle and all new Fiat 500-e launch in the coming months. It is clear that the historic challenges faced with early electric vehicles are fast being overcome, with much improvement in the range capability and the integration of technology, including fast charging which can provide a 50km range with a five minute charge as an example. 

Manufacturers are going to have to react quickly and flexibly over the coming months and years to remain competitive and at the forefront of technological advancements as the market evolves, it’s never been a more exciting time.  

Our new issue of Soluzioni is available to read at but If you would like more information about FCA feel free to contact our business centre on 08081685095.