Fiat North America has announced the 500e has a starting price of 32,500 USD. It's offered with a 36-month lease plan for 199 USD a month and 999 USD due at signing.

Fiat North America has announced the 500e has a starting price of 32,500 USD. It's offered with a 36-month lease plan for 199 USD / month and 999 USD due at signing.

It is important to mention California residents can get the car for only 20,500 USD after state incentives, federal credits and rebates, making the 500e 200 USD cheaper than the comparably-equipped, conventionally-powered 500 Lounge. As for the 36-month lease program, Fiat says is identical to the 500 Pop powered by a gas engine.

As a reminder, the 2014 Fiat 500e is EPA-rated to return 122 MPGe city / 108 MPGe highway / 116 MPGe combined. It has an electric motor producing 111 bhp (83 kW) and 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) working together with a 24 kW lithium-ion battery. It has a maximum range of 87 miles (140 km) and can reach a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h).

Scheduled to go on sale this summer, the Fiat 500e will be available at first through the company's 25 dealerships in sunny California.

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Fiat 500e starts from 32,500 USD