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Wescom 500E

Wescom 500E
alaAverage 3.7

6 reviews

Oct, 2014

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2013 Fiat 500e

 

It's the end of my first day behind the wheel of the 2013 Fiat 500e and the little Italian hatchback is parked curbside in front of my San Francisco apartment. Chirping the alarm as I walk away, I can't help but marvel at how ordinary the electric car...

The 2013 Fiat 500e 's silent electric engine offers good low- and midrange acceleration and feels capable at highway speeds. Cabin tech is simple, but checks the right boxes for audio sources and hands-free calling. The mobile app lets the driver...

The TomTom navigation system was disappointing. Could take up to a full 24 hours to charge on 110v outlet power.

The pure-electric 2013 Fiat 500e has the looks, the range, and the power to be city-car practical, but competing models offer better dashboard tech.

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"Zippy, fun EV efficiency that doesn't look dorky!"

 

This car fits into my lifestyle very well, with my 35 mile daily round-trip commute, with occasional sidetrips. From Menlo Park, both San Jose and San Francisco are within a full-charge's range. A car that is this efficient shouldn't be this fun to...

Torque at low speeds

Getting charger installed, getting HOV sticker, and state rebate take forever

Consumer review by:

"Great little car with good range."

 

All in all, I am very happy with this

- I can get 90+ miles on a single charge consistently

- If I could go 200 miles on one charge it would obviously be better

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"Zoom! Quiet, quick, comfy city car."

 

We leased an Orange one with a sunroof and we love it so far. Can't wait for our level 2 charger which might make the location of the charge port unimportant. Having had louder

Quick, Quiet, Cute, Classic. Tight turning radius. Good Electric Range. Visible-at-a-distance charge meter. Smartphone app. Various rebates and incentives substantially cut acquisition cost. Good sound system.

Level 1 charge takes a long time. Visibility for left side lane change needs getting used to (mirror is 2 segment to deal with this). Tom Tom seems a bit "aftermarkety." Maybe could have had a front charge port. No HD radio. No level 3 charge port.

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"A fun electric car that combines function and style."

 

I first drove the 500e at a media event in Monterey California and was instantly captured by the combination of practicality and style. While I really liked the

Efficient, fun as hell, easy to park, inexpensive to buy or lease.

I would like more range, but who wouldn't! Some interior plastics are a bit flimsy.