Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The electric Fiat 500 is cheaper to buy than many key rivals, including the Honda E and Mini Electric. Strong desirability means it’s predicted to hold its value well, although not quite as well as a Mazda MX-30. Monthly PCP deals are attractive compared with the Honda, Mini and Peugeot e-208, but the MX-30 will cost you even less each month in repayment charges.
With the smaller 24kWh battery (standard with Action trim), your 500 will be able to accept a maximum charging rate of 50kW. This matches the Mini and is only fractionally slower than the Honda E, meaning a 0-80% charge can take as little as 30 minutes. A full charge (0-100%) takes four hours from a standard 7kW home charging point.