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2013 Fiat 500e

A Juice Box With Style And Substance It happens nearly every day, and as often as not, I'm the guilty party: someone slips an eBay Motors or Craigslist link into the fetid automotive stew that is the Autoblog editors' online chatroom. Typically, it's enough to momentarily derail an otherwise productive dialog about editing a breaking news item or researching an arcane bit of automotive history. Predictably, we've all got our favorites. Once dubbed "Mr. Other Makes" by a former coworker and friend who noticed my penchant for four-wheeled eBay esoterica, I can't help but spend at least a... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
83-kW electric motor
Power:
111 HP / 147 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single-speed
Base Price:
$31,800
As-Tested Price:
$32,995
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