Charging the Fiat 500e

Everything drivers need to know about the Fiat 500e

Fiat’s quirky hatchback is electrified for the modern age! Originally launched in 2013, 5 years after the 500 model line was revived, the 500e is the Italy-based company’s first foray into EVs. By introducing a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery below the front seats and a Bosch-developed electric motor powering the front wheels, Fiat was able to electrify its most iconic subcompact and create one of the first fully electric vehicle available in North America. For 2024, North America will receive the new 500 developed as an EV only.

 

The original 500e brought smartphone connectivity and an interior with a variety of colors to compact city car. Not just a beacon of style, the 500e initially had DC fast charging as an option with it becoming standard in later model years. For 2024, all features including the limited interior space have been improved and upgraded for the model to better compete against its North American rival: the Mini Cooper SE.

Fiat 500e charging & range

For the 500e’s 1st generation introduced in 2013, the model included a 24 kWh lithium ion battery and 111 horsepower front-mounted electric motor. With an EPA-certified range of 87 miles, it was perfectly doable for most people’s daily commutes and worked well as a city commuter. With 50 kW DC fast charging remaining an option up to its final model years, Level 2 charging speeds maxed out at 6.6 kW, making for relatively quick charging for the small 24 kWh battery.  The 2nd generation model in 2024 makes significant upgrades in all fronts: a 42 kWh battery now powers the front-mounted 117 horsepower electric motor. With 37.3 kWh of that battery being usable, the 2024 model is expected to reach around 165 miles, roughly double what the 1st generation was able to achieve. Charging is quicker as well with 11 kW Level 2 charging and 85 kW DC fast charging.

 

Whether you’re clinging on to your 1st generation Fiat 500e as a daily commuter or ready for 2024’s preorder, adding a smart charging station to your home will allow for you to get all the benefits of EV ownership right in your driveway. For your new 500e, chargers like the JuiceBox 48 can help you achieve the fastest charging speeds for your EV.

Model year
Max charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2013-2019 Fiat 500e
6.6 kW
24 kWh
17 hours
3.75 hours
85 miles
2024 Fiat 500e
11 kW
42 kWh
26 hours
3.5 hours
149 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo


The Fiat 500e utilizes a CCS Combo charging port located on the passenger’s side rear quarter panel above the tire, making for easy back-up access into a publicly available DC fast charger. Utilizing a public DC fast charging station like the Enel X Way JuicePump™ 150 kW can provide the Fiat’s 85 kW fast charging speeds and recharge up to 80% in 35 minutes.

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