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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best small electric car for the city

This class embraces nimble city cars and handy small cars and continues onwards to encompass everything up to and including family-sized SUVs no more than 4.5 metres long...

Best small electric car for the city

Fiat 500 42kWh Icon

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The perennially popular Fiat 500 is one of the great motoring icons, and its reinvention as an electric vehicle only made it better.

As an urban runabout, it makes perfect sense; its small footprint and light steering are ideal for tackling tight, congested roads, while the sharp power delivery from the electric motor helps you make those tight gaps in city traffic. Factor in nimble handling and the 500 does a fine job of relieving the rush-hour blues.

Fiat 500 dashboard

The interior design echoes that chic exterior style, plus the layout is simple and the controls are easy to get to grips with. Most drivers will find it easy to get comfortable behind the wheel, too.

Also helping to make life easy is the 500’s 199-mile official range; it beats the equally small Honda E’s and Mini Electric’s and could be enough to commute for several days without having to worry about charging the battery.

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