The eyes have it. Fiat’s brand new all-electric 500e is a complete flirt with headlights that make your heart melt.
Daytime running lights hover over the headlights like finely tweaked eyebrows, and indeed, the whole car is stylish, head-turning and utterly new while still retaining that Italian charisma that has made the 500 one of the world’s most sought after cars.
This latest Italian masterpiece is slightly longer and wider than the 2007 model, and strikingly, the Fiat badge on the grille has been replaced with a 500 badge so that you will know immediately this is the electric version.
The Icon hatchback model I am driving has been blessed with 17ins diamond cut alloys and chrome side mouldings. Inside it has sustainable fabric seats made from Seaqual yarn using harvested plastics from the ocean and there is what Fiat call technowood on the dash.
Surprisingly, there are no interior handles. Instead, a chrome button releases the door in the same way as a handle – but it is one of the quirky little features that make this car so adorable.
It also comes with a couple of ‘easter eggs’… Read more here