Fiat 500 and Panda will go hybrid read

MANY BENEFITS – waiting to see them in the dealerships, where they will arrive in February 2020, with promotional prices from 10.900 euros, can be ordered from January 10, the new Fiat 500 Hybrid , and the Fiat Panda Hybrid, with a hybrid system-mild (or mild hybrid) for the containment of fuel consumption and emissions: compared to those with the petrol 1.2 69 HP, the turin-based company declares a 30% reduction. The Fiat 500 Hybrid and Panda Hybrid does not move with the electric traction, but enjoy the same tax advantages of hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid, such as the exemption of stamp duty, free parking in the parking areas and allowed to circulate during the traffic blocks (only in the Municipalities that require it).

A BOOST – The system is mild hybrid is constituted by the motor-electric generator (BSG, Belt Starter Generator) connected to the internal combustion engine with a drive belt and integrated to the electrical grid 12 Volt. The electric motor acts as a generator during the slowing down and recovers energy that would otherwise be dispersed, feeding the battery, lithium-ion, 11 Amps. The electric motor has 3,600 Watts and increases the thrust of the car in acceleration and restart the engine after switching off the power with the car running: below 30 km/h, with the gear in neutral (an indicator in the instrument panel suggests when to do it), the gasoline is switched off, and the Fiat 500 and Panda Hybrid “sail” taking advantage of the slow down. In this situation the electric motor powers the on board services.

6-SPEED GEARBOX – The engine is a new petrol aspirated 3-cylinder engine, two valves per cylinder, 1,000 cubic capacity, with 70 HP at 6,000 rpm and 92 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. It is combined with a new 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine and transmission are housed 4,5 cm lower compared to the other Fiat 500 and Panda: gain ease of handling and reactivity, because the center of gravity of the city car is closer to the ground.

SEATS ECOLOGICAL – The Fiat 500 Hybrid , and the Fiat Panda Hybrid will be available initially in the version Launch Edition, which stands for the seats upholstered in fabric obtained from recycled plastic: the 10% is of marine origin, 90% of the earth. By entering into a financing, in addition, the Fiat is committed to planting a tree for every Hybrid sold, a confirmation of nature’s most ecological models.