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Best Electric Car Of 2013 Is Fiat 500e, According To Road & Track

The Fiat 500e is probably not the car that first came to mind when you saw “Best Electric Car of 2013,” but the car has gotten great reviews and is certainly cute. The ironic and unfortunate thing is that the 500e is a definite “compliance car,” only being produced because of California’s automobile requirements (and Fiat’s obvious desire to be in the California market).

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The Fiat 500e is a car I have yet to test drive or even see in the wild, but it has gotten consistently great reviews and I do think it is a cute (or sexy) car. And Road & Track editors loved it enough to put it on the magazine’s first “Best Cars” list.

Chrysler Group “must like having big fun on the clock, because this thing will chirp its tires and lay elevens all day,” R&T editors said about the Fiat 500e.

fiat 500e interiorThe Fiat 500e, which sold out fast and can be leased for as low as $199/month (if the dealers go with the sales pitch), reportedly has great acceleration while also scoring the best fuel efficiency in its class, 116 MPGe.

Here’s more on the Fiat 500e from a press release about the new award:

Engineered as a no-compromise EV, it features a unique “blended” braking strategy that affords the coasting experience associated with conventionally powered vehicles, along with the benefits regenerative braking brings to battery recharging.

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