Fiat created plenty of demand for its electric car when it advertised a $99-a-month rate for the 500e in 2013. The limited inventory soon sold out. And unavailability remains a theme for most Americans—there aren't many of them, and they're leased only to California residents.
What's New for 2014
Changes for the 500E are limited to minor trim changes and more color choices.
Choosing Your Fiat 500e
Fiat engineers designed a unique chassis and suspension for the EV powertrain, while further enhancing the engaging European driving dynamics for which Fiat is known.
Unique in the EV segment is the Fiat 500e's innovative "blended braking" system. Unlike other EVs in the market that create a "drag" feeling when lifting off the accelerator pedal, the 2014 Fiat 500e is designed to regenerate and feel like a regular gasoline-powered 500.
The Fiat 500E is loaded with equipment. The only options are upgraded wheels, a sunroof and a few special trim items.
If you really want a 500e and can get your hands on one, grab it.