The 2015 Fiat 500e hasn't changed since its debut in 2013. It follows the styling model of the rest of the 500 line up.

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The optional eSport package can be had for $495, adding black-trimmed lights, orange mirror caps, a side stripe on the body and 15-inch aluminum wheels with orange accent.

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The front of the 500e is a bit lower than in other 500 models. The distinctive front fascia aids in aerodynamics and helps the 500e go 87 miles on a single charge.

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The rear features a diffuser and a larger roof spoiler, also in the name of aerodynamics.

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The short wheelbase of the 500e gives it an excellent turning radius, and the 147 pound-feet of torque makes it a nimble city car.

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Storage space suffers in the 500e. A mere 7 cubic feet of space is available behind the rear seats.

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The 500e can be fully charged in 24 hours from a 110-volt outlet. A 240-volt outlet will get the job done in 4 hours. Unfortunately, the 500e does not support level 3 quick charging.

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The 500e uses a stand alone TomTom navigation system that is plugged into the dash, and directly into your sightline.

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The 500e is pretty tech-free, save for the Blue and Me handsfree communication system.

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A vertical push-button transmission selector takes up most of the center dash.

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Drivers get information about speed, charging levels and driving style from the digital gauge directly behind the steering wheel.

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The interior is full of inexpensive plastic materials, but the design is quirky and the use of orange as an accent brightens things up.

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Rear-seat passengers will be quite uncomfortable, as the 500e loses leg room to battery storage.

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Front seats are heated, but the system does not provide steady warmth. Instead it will cycle on and off, leaving you warm and then cold.

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