Electric cars

Future or present? The Fiat perspective

This electric utility concept, reminiscent of compact crossovers, prioritizes electric and sustainable zero-emission mobility. Its standout feature is its adaptable floor, capable of accommodating up to four battery packs, each promising a range of 100 kilometers. The fifth module is positioned between the front and rear seats, further enhancing its capabilities.
In 2020, Fiat made a significant mark in urban mobility by launching the iconic Nuova 500 as a 100% electric model, aiming to revolutionize city transportation.

Heading towards the electric

When we discuss electric cars, we're talking about the future. Many countries recognize the benefits of electric vehicles and offer dedicated incentives to encourage their adoption. Electric cars operate using powerful and modern batteries, producing zero emissions and minimal noise, except for a sound that alerts pedestrians to their presence. Electric cars are categorized as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) as they rely on rechargeable batteries charged via the public grid or private charging stations.
.Charging times for electric vehicles vary widely depending on the battery type, charging method, and battery capacity.

Electric cars offer several advantages, both personal and environmental:

1. Access to restricted areas

Electric vehicles enjoy free access to urban areas, subject to municipal permissions.

2. Lower energy costs

Is more cost-effective than using conventional fuels, and it can be done also at home.

3. Easy to drive

Ideal for city driving, with smooth acceleration and the simplicity of single-pedal operation.

4. Lower maintenance

Electric cars have simpler mechanics, fewer components and fluids to replenish.

Recharge costs and times

The charging time for electric car batteries depends on battery capacity, charging power (kw), and the vehicle's charger's maximum power. Car manufacturers are continually researching and developing batteries that offer greater range and faster charging times. Modern electric vehicles primarily use lithium-ion (Li) batteries, known for their durability.
Charging at public stations offers various payment options, such as a fixed monthly subscription or a pay-as-you-go fee, in addition to session costs determined by the operator or e-mobility service provider (e-MSP). At home, charging can be done using a dedicated device (Wallbox) or a standard power outlet, with costs varying based on power requirements and the electricity provider. Customers can choose to install an additional meter to separately track charging energy costs.

Recharging made convenient

In general, charging times for electric cars depend on battery capacity, charging power (kw), and the vehicle's charger's maximum power.
The most common and convenient method for charging an electric car is through a power outlet. However, for faster charging, owners can opt for a Wallbox or public charging stations. Wallboxes can be installed at home or the workplace, providing faster charging capabilities. Fast charging stations, located strategically in cities, offer high power outputs ranging from 50 to 180 kw. Public charging can be done using alternating current (cable mode 2 and 3) or direct current (cable mode 4).

Charging times can vary from minutes to hours, depending on the vehicle's battery capacity, charging point power, and environmental factors like temperature and battery degradation.