Fiat 500 scoops the Best Small Electric Car prize at Parkers New Car Awards
27th Sep 2021 Paul Fenech
Fiat’s impressive first all-electric vehicle – the new 500 – is certainly catching the eye of many industry experts as it continues to add even more awards.
With three trim levels available: Action, Icon and La Prima, and convertible options in the Icon and above, the 500 has created a huge amount of interest due to its range of best-in-class features. Praised for its impressive turning circle, looks and affordability, judges in all categories were simply blown away with its Level 2 autonomous driving technologies, variety of battery options of 24kWh and 42kWh and a driving range of up to 199 miles. That’s the longest range of any city EV on the market.
The new 500 continues to show off with its fast-charging capabilities taking only 35 minutes to reach 10-80%, while 30 miles of range can be achieved in just five minutes.
Editor of Parkers, Keith Adams, said: “The new Fiat 500 EV ticks many boxes and top that off with a model line-up that includes a cheap entry-level model with a smaller battery, as well as a long-range version that can turn its hand at motorway driving, and you have a great all-rounder that’s not difficult to fall for.”
Greg Taylor, Fiat UK MD, added: “The new Fiat 500 continues to make waves among industry experts, tallying its eighth award in as many months. Boasting best-in-class features such as Level 2 autonomous driving, an impressive driving range, as well as multiple trim levels, it’s no surprise the new 500 continues to grab attention in the industry.”
This year alone, the new 500 has already picked up Best Electric Car (Marie Claire), City Car of the Year (Auto Express), and Best Small Car of the Year (Electrifying.com). Plus, Convertible of the Year, Best Small Car for the City and Best Small Electric Car (What Car), as well as Best EV City Car (Fleet World). Prices start at below £20,000 after the government's Plug-in Car Grant.