Fiat knows small cars, and the Italian company wants to bring all its history of urban runarounds to make the least-expensive EV, too. The Fiat Concept Centoventi is only a concept car right now, but Fiat says it previews a near-future vision of electrification that it could absolutely get behind. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, the EV relies on modularity to keep the price down.
So, the car leaves the factory in one configuration. That gets a single battery good for around 62 miles of range, no roof, one color, and a fairly spartan interior. Owners would then be able to choose what they spend their money on: a basic roof or a more advanced one with a solar panel built in, for instance, or different body wraps. Up to four extra batteries, each adding another 62 miles or so of driving could be purchased or rented, depending on need.
Fiat also envisages owners being able to 3D print new accessories, and fan clubs of Centoventi owners sharing – or selling – designs. Just how realistic all that is remains to be seen, but this potential Fiat 500 successor certainly grabbed our attention.