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FIAT 500e 2017

Battery Electric

4.97

(47 trips)

Pickup & return location
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Distance included
Day
200 mi
Week
1400 mi
Month
6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

FIAT 500e 2017

Battery Electric

4.97

(47 trips)

Electric

2 doors

4 seats

Hosted by

Gregg
5.0
Gregg

All-Star Host

1,589 tripsJoined Jan 2018

Typically responds in 3 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Gregg are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Gregg has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

An extremely fun and zippy way of getting around town! 100% electric! Super easy to park, charge, and drive! It has great visibility and the compact size is extremely handy in Austin! All-Electric 2017 FIAT 500E features: - Automatic transmission - Air Conditioning - Charging Cable in trunk** - Bluetooth, cruise control, voice controls - MP3/CD/AM/FM/USB/AUX sound system - Up to 90 mi range (distance car can travel between charges depends on driving habits) - Charge Level 2 compatible (full charge in 2-4 hours - available in many parking structures for free) - EPA Equivalent 122 MPG!! Charge for free at any Austin Energy station: https://austinenergy.com/ae/green-power/plug-in-austin/charging-station-map

Features

Automatic transmission

Extras (2)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid EV recharge

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car without fully recharging. Please return with at least 30 miles of range.

$25/trip

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

$20/trip

Guidelines

- I added a TxTag for the car so that you can take it on tollways. Just let me know if you use it and I can add it to the invoice. - I realize these cars are not computers, but read the FAQ. Seriously, read the FAQ. - No smoking, no pets, no smoking pets. - Bring the Fiat EV back the way you picked it up, basically clean, full of juice and ready to go on another adventure - The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we ALL believe we are good drivers.

Faqs

  • How do I charge this thing?!

    There is a plug in charger in the trunk that works off any standard wall plug. It's called an L1 charger, which means it takes more than all night to charge the car. It’s much faster to use an L2 charger - you will find L2 chargers all over the city on the ChargePoint network. Some hotels have L2 chargers you can use. To charge, use the Chargepoint card attached to your key. You wave the card in front of the charger and wait for the card to authorize. You’ll hear a “click” and the handle will be ready to plug in. L2 chargers charge the car in about 3-4 hours.

  • Where are the chargers I can use?!

    There are two ways to find them. You can use the ChargePoint website: https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point search for "Austin, TX". The Chargepoint app is super helpful if you want to download it. It’s really the best way to navigate the charger network.

  • Are there any quirks to the Fiat EV? Anything I should know?

    Yes! To start the car, you turn the key all the way as if you are starting the engine. You’re really not, but I guess Fiat likes you to imagine you are. If you leave the lights on, they will go off when you turn the key off. For some strange reason they will still draw power. Not much, but they do. Very odd.

  • Anything I should know about the chargers?

    Yes! I learn more about the chargers in Austin every day. Here’s some important things to keep in mind... Some chargers are free, but in paid parking garages. You are not exempt from the parking fees, and you are responsible if you incur parking fees. If you need help understanding a specific charging station just ask and I will help. You can use other chargers - you are not limited to Chargepoint. Some hotels have chargers you can use for free. Fiats cannot use Tesla chargers. In the ChargePoint app Tesla chargers show up differently than standard L2s If you have any questions about a specific charger, feel free to reach out to me and we’ll figure it out together. I am slowly learning all the chargers in Austin and can help.

  • Can I make it to (the Magnolia Silos, San Antonio, Dallas, etc)?

    Only the truly ambitious and patient can do roadtrips in a Fiat EV. I strongly discourage you from trying. I have some affordable cars with gas engines that would make the trip, but I would recommend a Porsche - I have those too.

  • What's a DC Fast Charger?

    Well, the important thing is that DC Fast chargers are not compatible with the Fiat 500e. This has never been much of a problem, but now there are more of them. All the chargers at the new Whole Foods @ Plaza Saltillo are DC Fast. DC Fast chargers are the fastest available charger, similar to Tesla Superchargers.

  • I drove 2 miles and the range went down 10 miles! What's wrong?

    The fiat 500e's range is a calculated value. Most 500e fans and owners call it "the guess-o-meter" because it fluctuates so much. Its calculated not on your driving, but on the driving history over the last several trips, so its not very accurate to what you are doing.

  • I love driving this car - can I drive it anywhere?

    If you stay in town you'll almost always be near a charger. Austin Energy and Chargepoint have done a great job of installing chargers. If you drive the car out of town, be aware of the availability of chargers to help you get home. Dripping Springs is a charger desert :)

  • This is too much to read - don't you have a video that explains everything?

    Yes! this video comes from fiat and really covers everything: https://bit.ly/ChargeMy500e The only thing it doesn't cover is how to use ChargePoint. This guy does a good job explaining things: https://bit.ly/500eCharging

Ratings and reviews

4.97

(33 trips)

Reviews

Katie M.

katieJan 22, 2021

My first experience with an EV! It’s definitely fun and zippy, and that instant torque thing makes you feel very in control of the toy-size car. However, it holds a charge worse than my 5 year old MacBook charger. You really might have to charge it once every day or at least every other day. It was more annoying than filling up a tank of gas that actually lasts a few days, since you have to sit there and wait for it to charge. Indeed- I charged it to 100% at a charge station one night, drove half a mile to my place, and when I got back in the car in the morning it was 89% even though it had been off all night. That said, Gregg was super communicative and helpful; it’s more a personal choice discovery than anything. Just be aware that depending on what your trip needs are, factor in charge time often.

WILLIAM W.

WILLIAMDec 24, 2020

It was a clean car with seamless pickup and drop off. The host was responsive, cordial, and helpful. It was a fun car to drive and perfect for city driving in Austin. I would totally use this host again.

Roselly M.

RosellyDec 11, 2020

Compact but very fun car, I loved driving it around town. Easy to use and to charge, many charging stations within reach, didn’t have a problem finding one. Greg was excellent at providing all the necessary information and answering all my questions. Recommended 💯

Misty X.

mistyNov 18, 2020

Gregg us the absolute best!!! I wouldn’t rent from anyone else

Ella C.

EllaOct 6, 2020

Gregg is great and communication was good. The only thing we didn’t expected (which was our fault I think) is that the range the fiat had was only 90 miles and charging this thing took forever and pretty much slowed us and our plans down :(

vehicle

1 of 13

The car

FIAT 500e 2017

Battery Electric

4.97

(47 trips)

Electric

2 doors

4 seats

Hosted by

Gregg
5.0
Gregg

All-Star Host

1,589 tripsJoined Jan 2018

Typically responds in 3 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Gregg are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Gregg has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

An extremely fun and zippy way of getting around town! 100% electric! Super easy to park, charge, and drive! It has great visibility and the compact size is extremely handy in Austin! All-Electric 2017 FIAT 500E features: - Automatic transmission - Air Conditioning - Charging Cable in trunk** - Bluetooth, cruise control, voice controls - MP3/CD/AM/FM/USB/AUX sound system - Up to 90 mi range (distance car can travel between charges depends on driving habits) - Charge Level 2 compatible (full charge in 2-4 hours - available in many parking structures for free) - EPA Equivalent 122 MPG!! Charge for free at any Austin Energy station: https://austinenergy.com/ae/green-power/plug-in-austin/charging-station-map

Features

Automatic transmission

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid EV recharge

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car without fully recharging. Please return with at least 30 miles of range.

$25/trip

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

$20/trip

Guidelines

- I added a TxTag for the car so that you can take it on tollways. Just let me know if you use it and I can add it to the invoice. - I realize these cars are not computers, but read the FAQ. Seriously, read the FAQ. - No smoking, no pets, no smoking pets. - Bring the Fiat EV back the way you picked it up, basically clean, full of juice and ready to go on another adventure - The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we ALL believe we are good drivers.

Faqs

  • How do I charge this thing?!

    There is a plug in charger in the trunk that works off any standard wall plug. It's called an L1 charger, which means it takes more than all night to charge the car. It’s much faster to use an L2 charger - you will find L2 chargers all over the city on the ChargePoint network. Some hotels have L2 chargers you can use. To charge, use the Chargepoint card attached to your key. You wave the card in front of the charger and wait for the card to authorize. You’ll hear a “click” and the handle will be ready to plug in. L2 chargers charge the car in about 3-4 hours.

  • Where are the chargers I can use?!

    There are two ways to find them. You can use the ChargePoint website: https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point search for "Austin, TX". The Chargepoint app is super helpful if you want to download it. It’s really the best way to navigate the charger network.

  • Are there any quirks to the Fiat EV? Anything I should know?

    Yes! To start the car, you turn the key all the way as if you are starting the engine. You’re really not, but I guess Fiat likes you to imagine you are. If you leave the lights on, they will go off when you turn the key off. For some strange reason they will still draw power. Not much, but they do. Very odd.

  • Anything I should know about the chargers?

    Yes! I learn more about the chargers in Austin every day. Here’s some important things to keep in mind... Some chargers are free, but in paid parking garages. You are not exempt from the parking fees, and you are responsible if you incur parking fees. If you need help understanding a specific charging station just ask and I will help. You can use other chargers - you are not limited to Chargepoint. Some hotels have chargers you can use for free. Fiats cannot use Tesla chargers. In the ChargePoint app Tesla chargers show up differently than standard L2s If you have any questions about a specific charger, feel free to reach out to me and we’ll figure it out together. I am slowly learning all the chargers in Austin and can help.

  • Can I make it to (the Magnolia Silos, San Antonio, Dallas, etc)?

    Only the truly ambitious and patient can do roadtrips in a Fiat EV. I strongly discourage you from trying. I have some affordable cars with gas engines that would make the trip, but I would recommend a Porsche - I have those too.

  • What's a DC Fast Charger?

    Well, the important thing is that DC Fast chargers are not compatible with the Fiat 500e. This has never been much of a problem, but now there are more of them. All the chargers at the new Whole Foods @ Plaza Saltillo are DC Fast. DC Fast chargers are the fastest available charger, similar to Tesla Superchargers.

  • I drove 2 miles and the range went down 10 miles! What's wrong?

    The fiat 500e's range is a calculated value. Most 500e fans and owners call it "the guess-o-meter" because it fluctuates so much. Its calculated not on your driving, but on the driving history over the last several trips, so its not very accurate to what you are doing.

  • I love driving this car - can I drive it anywhere?

    If you stay in town you'll almost always be near a charger. Austin Energy and Chargepoint have done a great job of installing chargers. If you drive the car out of town, be aware of the availability of chargers to help you get home. Dripping Springs is a charger desert :)

  • This is too much to read - don't you have a video that explains everything?

    Yes! this video comes from fiat and really covers everything: https://bit.ly/ChargeMy500e The only thing it doesn't cover is how to use ChargePoint. This guy does a good job explaining things: https://bit.ly/500eCharging

Ratings and reviews

4.97

(33 trips)

Reviews

Katie M.

katieJan 22, 2021

My first experience with an EV! It’s definitely fun and zippy, and that instant torque thing makes you feel very in control of the toy-size car. However, it holds a charge worse than my 5 year old MacBook charger. You really might have to charge it once every day or at least every other day. It was more annoying than filling up a tank of gas that actually lasts a few days, since you have to sit there and wait for it to charge. Indeed- I charged it to 100% at a charge station one night, drove half a mile to my place, and when I got back in the car in the morning it was 89% even though it had been off all night. That said, Gregg was super communicative and helpful; it’s more a personal choice discovery than anything. Just be aware that depending on what your trip needs are, factor in charge time often.

WILLIAM W.

WILLIAMDec 24, 2020

It was a clean car with seamless pickup and drop off. The host was responsive, cordial, and helpful. It was a fun car to drive and perfect for city driving in Austin. I would totally use this host again.

Roselly M.

RosellyDec 11, 2020

Compact but very fun car, I loved driving it around town. Easy to use and to charge, many charging stations within reach, didn’t have a problem finding one. Greg was excellent at providing all the necessary information and answering all my questions. Recommended 💯

Misty X.

mistyNov 18, 2020

Gregg us the absolute best!!! I wouldn’t rent from anyone else

Ella C.

EllaOct 6, 2020

Gregg is great and communication was good. The only thing we didn’t expected (which was our fault I think) is that the range the fiat had was only 90 miles and charging this thing took forever and pretty much slowed us and our plans down :(

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address
Distance included
Day
200 mi
Week
1400 mi
Month
6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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