Fiat has kicked off production of its new 600e electric crossover in Stellantis’ Tychy plant in Poland, alongside the technically similar Jeep Avenger. The first test drives of the Fiat 500e’s bigger brother are soon to follow.
The new Fiat 600e debuted in July and was presented alongside the Topolino quadricycle, which shares its underpinnings with the Citroën Ami and the Opel Rocks Electric. The 600e is based on the same foundations as the Jeep Avenger, Peugeot e-2008, DS 3 E-Tense, and the Opel Mokka Electric. The Fiat is cheaper than its siblings, starting at €36 000, while the Italian boasts similar performances.
Over 400 km of range
That means a 156 hp electric motor on the front axle, a 54 kWh battery (51 kWh usable), and a WLTP range of 409 km, although Fiat deceptively claims “up to 600 km in the city cycle”. Fast charging is available up to 100 kW, taking the battery back to 80% in about 30 minutes.
The Fiat 600e is built in Tychy, Poland, alongside the Jeep Avenger and the combustion-powered Fiat 500. A compact electric crossover from Alfa Romeo is also expected to arrive soon, but there is no official info yet. The 600e’s first media drives are scheduled for September 19.