Sam drives a FIAT 500e La Prima 2021 electric car.
This is Sam’s first electric car, she’s owned the 500e from new and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and she achieves 160 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your 500e out of 5.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
I own an Abarth and am incredibly loyal to the brand and have not been disappointed.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Forecourt on my drive!
- Trial run before ‘eBarth’!
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Not the advertised 200 mile range
- Some app blips
- Can only think of 2 negatives!
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Nope. Every now and again it beeps when you lock him and changes to km not miles but that’s it.
What are the standout tech features of your FIAT 500e?
It’s a cracking little motor for small everyday use. I’d not buy it if I had to bomb up and down a motorway every day. It’s stylish and really well made, safe too.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about the FIAT 500e.
People really don’t ‘get’ EVs, you need to get into one and try it. You will not be disappointed.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
The eBarth! To go with my Abarth.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
I have never invested in a wall box and use the one supplied with the car that is hardwired into a granny plug. He charges overnight no problem at all. Recommend you try that before more financial outlays.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Hard to get special rates at the moment. We looked at cheaper rates at night but it doesn’t work with our lifestyle.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Tesco! It’s free. To be honest, not being a martyr, we use ours at home mostly so the public chargers are available for those who need them more.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Tesco! Only one I’ve really used.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Don’t know. Hubby insured him.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running the FIAT 500e compared to a petrol/diesel car.