Fiat has launched a new electric vehicle that is designed for young drivers who want to enjoy urban mobility in a sustainable and affordable way. The Fiat Topolino is a compact, two-seater car that can be driven by anyone aged 15 or older with a special license. The Topolino, which means "little mouse" in Italian, is a tribute to the iconic model that was produced by Fiat from 1936 to 1955.
The new Fiat Topolino is powered by a 6 kW electric motor that can reach a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and has a range of 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. The battery can be recharged in three hours using a standard household socket or a fast charger in one hour. The car also features regenerative braking, which recovers energy during deceleration and braking.
The Fiat Topolino has a minimalist and futuristic design, with LED headlights, a digital dashboard, and a touchscreen infotainment system. The electric car is available in four colors: white, black, red, and blue. The car also has a modular roof that can be removed or replaced with different materials and colors. The Fiat Topolino electric car measures 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) in length, 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) in width, and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) in height, making it easy to park and maneuver in tight spaces.
The Fiat Topolino is aimed at young drivers who want to have fun and freedom while respecting the environment and saving money on fuel and maintenance costs. The Fiat Topolino costs 9,900 euros ($11,200) and comes with a four-year warranty and roadside assistance. The car also offers various connectivity options, such as Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, and smartphone integration. The electric car can be controlled remotely via an app that allows the driver to check the battery status, locate the car, lock and unlock the doors, and activate the horn and lights.
The Fiat Topolino is part of Fiat's strategy to electrify its portfolio and offer more sustainable mobility solutions for different segments and needs. The electric car joins other electric models from Fiat, such as the Fiat 500e, the Fiat Panda Hybrid, and the Fiat Ducato Electric. Fiat plans to launch more electric vehicles in the future, including a crossover based on the Centoventi concept.
The Fiat Topolino is expected to hit the German market in early 2024, followed by other European countries later that year. Fiat hopes that the Topolino will appeal to young drivers who are looking for a fun, eco-friendly, and affordable way to move around the city.