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Fiat 500e 2023: Australian pricing and release date confirmed for electric hatchback


Following on from previous reports, Fiat has now confirmed its electric 500e will be coming to Australia in a single grade 

Fiat has confirmed its fully electric 500e hatchback is coming to Australia in the middle of this year with prices kicking off from $52,500 before on-road costs.

Built and designed in Italy, the 500e will be offered at launch in a single grade known as ‘La Prima’, which is Italian for ‘The First’.

Fiat 500e 2023 front 3/4
Fiat is bringing the 500e to Australia this year

Although available overseas with smaller battery options, the 500e will be offered locally with the larger 37.3kWh battery pack (usable size), providing a range of up to 311km according to Fiat.

That range is more limited when compared to some other EVs such as the Tesla Model 3 RWD (491km) but it stretches further than its chief rival the Mini Cooper SE, which is just 200km (WLTP).

When the battery is completely flat, the 500e can be recharged to 80 percent when using an 85kW DC fast charger in around 35 minutes, according to Fiat.

Fiat 500e 2023 charging
The 500e should be able to do at least 311km on a single charge, says Fiat

As standard, the 500e will come armed with an 87kW/220Nm electric motor on the front axle, which provides a casual 0-100km/h time of nine seconds, though a more spirited Abarth 500e is also expected to join its Fiat sibling in Australia at some point. 

Fiat 500e: the features confirmed so far

One key point of difference between the 500e and its combustion counterpart, the 500, is the fact the EV has a completely flat floor, due to the lack of a transmission tunnel.

The 500e will come equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen paired with an additional 7.0-inch digital driver’s display. A wireless phone charger paired with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also fitted.

Fiat 500e 2023 interior
A 10.25-inch touchscreen sits in the centre of the dash

LED headlights and tail-lights are also standard fitment, along with 17-inch alloy wheels, a fixed glass roof and more unique design cues such as the two-spoke steering wheel.

The interior will come with synthetic leather upholstery with heating across both front seats, six-way manual adjustment for the driver, plus a six-speaker stereo for playing multimedia.

Fiat 500e 2023 front
A choice of six paint colours will be offered

Fiat has also promised the 500e will come with safety features such as front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and a reversing camera.

A choice of six paint colours will be offered with premium paint costing an extra $700, while the tri-coat paint will set buyers back $1600.

Fiat 500e 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • La Prima: $52,500