2013 Fiat 500e Buyers To Get Free Rental Vehicles


  • 2013 Fiat 500e Picture

    2013 Fiat 500e Picture

    The 2013 Fiat 500e will come with an unusual perk to help ease fears about range anxiety. | April 02, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Buyers of the electric 2013 Fiat 500e will be able to use rental vehicles for up to 12 days a year for free, according to a new Chrysler program designed to ease concerns about range anxiety.
  • The Fiat e-Pass program will include such loaners as the gas-powered Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200.
  • "The e-Pass program was created to provide a broad range of alternative transportation for Fiat 500e owners for those times when an expanded driving range or larger carrying capability are needed," said Chrysler in a statement provided to Edmunds.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Buyers of the electric-powered 2013 Fiat 500 will have access to free rental vehicles for up to 12 days a year as part of a new Chrysler program designed to ease concerns about range anxiety.

The Fiat e-Pass program will include such loaners as the gasoline-powered Fiat 500, coming 2014 Fiat 500L, Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. The Fiat 500e's lithium-ion battery pack gives it a range of about 87 miles, according to Chrysler. The automaker said earlier this year that the Environmental Protection Agency has rated the Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 miles per gallon equivalent.

"The e-Pass program was created to provide a broad range of alternative transportation for Fiat 500e owners for those times when an expanded driving range or larger carrying capability are needed," said Chrysler in a statement provided to Edmunds.

Fiat and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have partnered on the program. The program also allows Fiat 500e owners to upgrade to a larger vehicle such as a minivan or a pickup truck.

Pricing on the 2013 Fiat 500e is expected to be released later this month. The car will go on sale initially in California. The Fiat 500e debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Edmunds says: A clever way to market the 2013 Fiat 500e.

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