Battery Car Launches in California for $199/Month Lease
Chrysler is promoting a 36-month lease deal for the battery electric Fiat 500e, which goes on sale in California this summer. The car will be available for $199 per month with $999 down, Chrysler says – the same as the current lease offer on a Fiat 500 Pop with a gasoline engine.
The Fiat 500e retail plan “addresses concerns that have typically prevented some consumers from purchasing or leasing EVs in the past, including initial purchase price, driving range, and the unfamiliarity with charging and operating an EV,” Chrysler says.
The car is priced at $32,500, including $700 destination charge.
“However,” Chrysler notes, “eligible California residents may be able to purchase the 500e for as low as $20,500, after federal credits, state incentives and Fiat rebates are included. That’s about $200 less than the current starting price of a comparably-equipped Fiat 500 Lounge with a gas engine.”