FIAT 500 2021 electric car owner review

FIAT 500 2021 electric car owner review

Andy Bowden drives an all-electric FIAT 500 La Prima 42kWh 2021.

This is Andy’s first electric car, he’s owned the FIAT 500 1-2 years and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 150 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the all-electric FIAT 500?

  • Suitable for local journeys
  • good equipment
  • good style.


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Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car

  • Green
  • comfortable
  • appearance.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car

Has broken down once needing recovery, nothing else.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

Yes, 12volt battery went flat so the car wouldn’t start and required recovery. Fixed by dealer by means of a software update.


What are the standout technological features of the car?

One pedal driving.


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Not anticipating another EV within 5 years.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements

myenergi zappi 2 – easily controlled from the myenergi app. No problems.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

Octopus GO – Octopus seem unable to provide complete invoices covering both gas and electricity.


Do you use public charging networks?



Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements 

NFU Mutual – fully satisfied


Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running an all-electric FIAT 500

Charging from PV system in summer, off-peak electricity otherwise & zero road tax.


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