The specification for the all-new, fully-electric Fiat 500 has been revealed - and it's a great car leasing opportunity.
With the growing trend for electric cars, the new Fiat 500 looks set to be a great car leasing and sales success.
That's because the all-electric offering costs less than £20,000 for the entry-level model which will return a range of up to 199 miles.
There are two battery choices, drivers will get either the 24 kWh or the 42 kWh battery for the electric motor.
The smaller battery delivers a range of 115 miles, but this extends to more than 150 miles when the car is only driven in a city.
And since the average commuter will be travelling for less than 30 miles every day, the new Fiat 500 only needs to be recharged every four days.
For the new Fiat 500 fitted with the larger battery, then drivers get to enjoy a WLTP range of up to 199 miles, though this rises to 295 miles when the car is driven in a city.
Also, the models with this battery have an 85 kW fast-charging system so their battery can be recharged in 35 minutes to 80% of its capacity.
And for those drivers in a hurry, they can recharge the battery in five minutes to deliver a range of 30 miles.
The maximum speed is 93 mph for this bigger battery, and the 0 to 62 mph sprint time is nine seconds.
This battery will also deliver an impressive 0 to 31 mph time of 3.1 seconds.
The all-new Fiat 500 is a good contract hire choice because the car delivers a refined and comfortable driving experience with lots of equipment.
Standard kit includes rear parking sensors, a 7-inch display for the infotainment system and an electric parking brake.
The upholstery is also stylish though for the better spec 500 models, the Passion and Icon, the upholstery is more impressive.
Other equipment includes wireless smartphone connectivity, voice recognition as well as climate and cruise control.
The top-level trim gets a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen, satnav, larger alloy wheels and a natural wood effect in the cabin.
The all-new electric Fiat 500 will undoubtedly prove to be popular with its decent equipment list and low price point and it’s certainly worth checking what the car lease costs will be for it.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.