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Driving Electric

Welcome to the Fiat hub, dedicated to helping you make the switch to Driving Electric.​
In the iconic Fiat 500e and the fun-seeking New 600e we believe we have two fully electric vehicles perfectly designed to help you to either take your first step into Driving Electric or to continue your EV experience. Here we’ll guide you through the EV advantages these two cars offer, as well as showing how Fiat can help you with the ownership experience through our partnership with Octopus Energy. And don't forget there's £3,000 to be saved on a Fiat 500e, New 600e or Abarth 500e with the Fiat e-Grant†.

FIAT e-GRANT

Fiat are offering £3,000 towards the retail price of an all-electric Fiat 500e or Fiat 600e. With a choice of battery sizes available on either model, now has never been a better time to follow the charge.

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PERSONALISE THE CALCULATOR WITH YOUR TYPICAL MILEAGE & YOUR CAR’S MPG TO DISCOVER POTENTIAL SAVINGS IN SWITCHING TO AN ALL-ELECTRIC FIAT 500
Your journey
Weekday
Miles per day
18
Please specify your regular journey type
Urban Mixed
weekend
Miles per day
"20"
Please specify your regular journey type
Urban Mixed
Your vehicle cost
Fuel cost*
1.54
Weekly average consumption
45
NEW 500 «LA PRIMA» COSTS
Electricity cost**
0.19
Your potential saving
Estimated reduction in fuel cost over 4 years*
0
0
total Miles 0
Expected recharges by week
0%
*Average UK forecourt price of unleaded petrol as at 15/9/23 (source RAC Fuel Watch)
**Average unit rate charged per kilowatt-hour on Octopus Go tariff as at September 2023

Range and Battery charging

How long will the charge last? How long will it take to recharge my electric car? Where can I find charging stations? To answer these simple questions visit our dedicated page.

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Charging at Home and Away with Octopus Energy
Fiat have partnered with Octopus Energy to offer you a complete EV charging package. In 2023 Octopus became the only energy company to have been awarded ‘Which? Recommended Provider’ status for the past 6 years!

Electric driving and car maintenance

Best in class features and latest technology represent the core of electric cars, reshaping our conception of mobility.
Discover electric driving and the advantages of its maintenance.
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Ride the Future, get the Present.

KIRI is the first electric journey-generated digital currency. Driving the future means gifting yourself the present thanks to KIRI.
The more miles you drive, the more KIRI coins you collect in your digital wallet and the more products and accessories you can get in the KIRI marketplace.

By following economical driving practices such as reducing average speed and acceleration - you can reduce your electric consumption.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does an electric vehicle still mean lower fuel costs?

Electric recharging at home using a Wallbox can work out far cheaper than running a petrol or diesel vehicle.  Fiat has gone into partnership with Octopus Energy, one of the few UK domestic energy suppliers to offer cheaper night time tariffs, ideal for charging an EV at home Learn More 

2. Are electric vehicles more expensive to maintain?

The mechanics of an EV are much simpler than those of a traditional car, as there are fewer moving components and fewer liquids to top-up or replace during servicing. Thanks to regenerative braking, even the brakes are used less often than in traditional cars, so last longer.

3. Can an EV enter low emission and congestion zones?

Many towns and cities are operating, or are introducing, their own traffic schemes.  As a rule, electric cars are exempt from such schemes as they emit zero tailpipe emissions.  It's important to check the details of any local scheme, as you may need to register your EV and, in some cases, pay a small one-off fee to gain exemption.

4. Is an EV harder to drive?

Quite the opposite! An EV is perfect for city driving.  Using the regenerative braking function, you can almost drive with one foot, and you get the buzz that comes from instant acceleration.

5. Are EVs comfortable to drive?

Electric cars drive smoothly as they have no gears, plus they produce very little noise.  The result is a relaxing environment, which significantly reduces the stress of driving.

6. As a company car driver, will I pay less Benefit in Kind operating an EV?

Absolutely! The BIK rate for All-electric 500 for the 2023/24 tax year is just 2%. That means huge savings, even if you’re moving from a hybrid vehicle.

7. What do I need to charge at Home?

While it is possible to plug in to a domestic 3-pin socket, this method is not recommended as it may overload your home's wiring (it also requires an accessory  Standard Mode 2 charging cable).  The safest and most economical way to charge your EV is by plugging into a professionally installed Wallbox charger, using the Single-Phase Mode 3 charging cable supplied with your electric Fiat. A Wallbox charges at 7.4kWh - three times the speed of a domestic power socket.  The costs to recharge at home vary depending on the energy provider, allowing you to shop around, and invariably making it cheaper than using public charging points where rates are fixed. Octopus Energy will install a competitively priced Ohme home or workplace Wallbox charger as part of their partnership with Fiat Learn More

8. And away, what are the charging options when on the move?​

There are several types of public charging station: fast chargers range in power from 7 kW to 22kW, while Rapid charging stations go from 50kW right up to 350kW, enabling you to get 80% charged in 30 minutes or less.  They used to be found mainly at motorway services, but are becoming more commonplace, for instance​ at supermarkets and town car parks. There are numerous operators of charging points.  Some allow for a simple swipe of a credit card to get charging, while others may ask you to register with their smartphone app and in some instances pre-load your account with funds. ​ Octopus Energy, in partnership with Fiat, offer their Electroverse smartphone app, which brings together the majority of the UK's public charge-point suppliers.  Making usage and payment straightforward, as well as helping with journey planning. Learn More

9. How far can an All-Electric Fiat 500 go on a full charge?

The larger battery 42kWh 118hp versions of All-Electric Fiat 500 have an impressive official combined-use range of 199 miles (WLTP combined cycle).  Their official urban-use range is an amazing 285 miles (WLTP city cycle). The smaller battery 24kWh 93hp versions of All-Electric Fiat 500 still manage a very usable combined-use range of 118.1 miles (WLTP combined cycle) and 159.7 miles in urban-use (WLTP city cycle).  Discover More

†Fiat e-Grant saves £3,000 from the retail price of the Fiat 500e and Fiat 600e. Offer applies to qualifying new vehicles ordered between 01/01/2024 and 31/12/2024. Selected stock and participating retailers only. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Ltd t/a Fiat reserves the right to change, amend or withdraw this offer at any point.