DON'T PAY FOR GAS ALL ELECTRIC FIAT 500E ! Great compact car 2013 brand new super clean, you get a 90 mile range per charge, if you need more you can get a quick charge for $2 at many charging locations, in fact you may even get preferred parking in many lot's. Wall charger is also included inside car, fits any standard 120 plug, but you probably will not need to charge, instead of a gas meter it will always display miles left to drive. When you break the car will charge the battery, so you may get a longer range. I include the blink charging station card as well that includes the charging costs, Savings incurred are typically $20 per day off of other car rentals!
As a thank you for renting my vehicle you will also receive a selvage denim tote bag designed by myself and manufactured at my denim factory in Downtown Los Angeles.
2014 FIAT 500ENoah's FIAT 500E (Electric)1557
Noah responded within minutes of my post and was able to accomodate my last minute notice. so nice and easy to work with!
This car just keeps getting better and better every time. Once again, despite the short and sudden notice to rent, Noah was enormously understanding and did not hesitate to provide support. He always responds quickly and makes it so easy to pickup and drop off the car with flexible times. I will definitely be returning to Noah for another delicate time with the 500e as I couldn't have really asked for much more already or hoped for a better experience altogether. Top-notch.
The car comfortably seats four people for city driving provided the front passenger and driver are willing to pull their seats forward to a certain degree, although it could peculiarly be much of a squeeze for some folks. The sunroof makes a world of a difference for making the car a seemingly much more open space and airy environment, especially since it's equipped with the Nero interior instead (of Steam). When fully opened, it gives nearly the same impression as a 500c. Nice to have Sirius on-board when you want to do some discovery and are in the mood for something other than the FLACs and AACs that are taking up GBs in your music player. Which reminds me... the Alpine Premium Audio is a crisp sounding at a stand-still and not too shabby on the freeway at higher speeds, granted you would probably need to turn the volume up using the toggles that are wrapped behind the steering wheel (they should be by your right index and middle fingers at the 9-3 hand positions). Insulation is a massive improvement to the regular 500 as well with a serenity of quietness filing the interior. The cabin quality is well done and almost everything feels like it will stand the test of time. A nice bit of sprezzatura is the array of "secret" storage spaces inside the car, beneath the front center bin area, on the side of the single-speed transmission area, underneath the rear passenger footwell, and inside the lower casing of the compartment that holds the rear charging cable and the flat tire tool (where there would typically be a space tire and jack in the regular 500).
Thanks to Noah, you get the entire Blink network for any necessary charging in their stations. And as a push for environmentally-driven reforms, many ChargePoints and ClipperCreeks around LA are free-to-use, essentially giving a 500e owner/driver free fuel. And charging isn't a big dilemma either. I finally have an excuse to get some brisk-walking in and spend some time exploring nearby areas. Ride quality is a world-of-a-difference better than a regular 500 and Abarth. The Tom Tom-labeled tap-in NAV unit has nice telemetry information to use in order to find out whether you are using too much energy from your engine, stereo, or A/C. It is nice that the car is still very easy to see out of all-around, including the blind spots (and to those who are bothered by the rear B-pilllars, adjust your side mirrors all the way out)!
The balance between extreme efficiency (longest range in a sub-$65,000 electric car and 2nd highest-rated MPG-e car in the world after the Spark EV) and radical performance (addicting torque that sends the right TFT-screen dial into the red 'Power' band line along with unbelievable handling around corner apexes) is absolutely appalling and sensational. It is almost comical how amazing this car is in terms of being purpose-built and efficient use of all-things-dimensions and at the same time, delivering a sense of panache, poise and Italian passion because of the way it's all packaged together — hence the car having an enthralling personality. As Fiat intended it with the legendary and original Cinquecento in the 50s, this is all the car you need and not much more. It fits into daily routines like a hand into a nice, tight-fitting glove. After a pleasant drive, you get out of the car to get your fair-trade, gluten-free, organic razzle-dazzles and think to yourself, why weren't cars made like this from day one? There is no compromise to performance with electric, renewable energy and in an effective combination of the new, low-center-of-gravity, legendary-"people's car" 500-based yet-perfected E chassis, the formerly-grim future looks not only all-of-the-sudden hopeful, but also surprisingly desirable. I hope that Sergio Marchionne is aware that he has an absolute jewel on his hands with this one and continues R&D for this little beauty... because all-around, this is, simply put, the best 500 ever made.
Noah is tremendously generous and down-to-earth, easily forgiving me of my tardiness. He is also wonderful in accommodating the car and I will certainly not hesitate to return and rent again. The entire process was likably relaxed, filled with mindfulness.
As for the lovely 500e, well... where to start? Compared to its class / market segment, the chassis gives far more feedback to the driver in terms of what the car is doing and resultantly, outdoes the Spark EV in terms of driving dynamics and sporting mechanisms, despite the quicker acceleration of the latter. It is, additionally, splendidly more exciting to drive in experience and will make the Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF, and Fit EV feel like dull, econoboxes with no fun factor. Excellent balance of comfort and handling-oriented suspension, skewed more so on the sporty side behaviorally. This is for sure the best [driver's] EV on the market today short of a Tesla. At one point in my daily commute of Santa Monica to Irvine, I lasted the entire charge on round trip (almost 100 miles of freeway driving) with effective tactics in mind: no AC and my typical, efficiently-reserved driving style.
Pretty good ride. The charging can be a little annoying, as charges take 2+ hours at charging stations, many of which are in pay parking lots. That said, Noah provides the charger membership card. However, if you have an outlet available, the overnight deal will work well.
As for the car, I LOVED the smooth ride, and features were nice (GPS, USB, and audio hookup). Would recommend to anyone who wants to try an electric car!
Worked out great. The car is just too small for 6'3" me though. Note if you are over 6' tall I wouldn't recommend it due to the small size. This car has a sunroof which makes the head room an inch or two less than a 500 pop.