The brand’s first fully electric car was awarded the top five-star rating and becomes the first and only electric vehicle to achieve top marks in all three test areas: Clean Air Index, Energy Efficiency Index and Greenhouse Gases Index.
It’s also the first car to score a maximum score of 10/10 in the Energy Efficiency Index, which indicates that the 500 is the most environmentally friendly electric car on the market.
Launched in 2019, the Green NCAP assessment is designed to demonstrate how environmentally friendly new cars are, using the results of both laboratory and real-world driving tests.
The laboratory tests New 500 was marked on included cold, warm, cold ambient and highway assessments. While the real-world tests included typical on-road driving, on-road driving with a heavy load, on-road driving with a light load, and on-road short trip and while stuck in congestion.
The New 500 is the first model in Fiat’s history to be fully electric and 100 percent made in Italy from the outset. The car provides Level 2 Autonomous Driving technologies, a variety of battery options and a substantial driving range of up to 199 miles (WLTP). With the 85-kW DC rapid charger, it only takes five minutes to charge up enough to travel 30 miles. To charge the battery to 80 percent, it takes 35 minutes.
UK orders for the Fiat 500 are now open and the EV has a starting price of £19,995.