Fiat, the iconic Italian automaker, has unveiled a new electric car that combines the past's charm with the present's innovation. The Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita is a small, fun, and sustainable vehicle that aims to bring joy and simplicity to urban mobility. The electric car debuted in Milan, Italy at the EICMA 2023, the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition.
What is the Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita?
The Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita is a quadricycle, a category of smaller and lighter vehicles than conventional cars. Quadricycles have lower speed limits and can be driven by younger drivers, depending on the market regulations. The Topolino Dolce Vita is one of the two versions of the new Fiat Topolino, the other being the closed version. As the name suggests, the Dolce Vita is inspired by the Italian concept of “the sweet life”, a lifestyle that celebrates beauty, pleasure, and happiness. The car features a rollable fabric sunroof, open-air doors with wicker ropes, and chrome details that evoke the vintage style of the original Fiat 500 models. The car also comes with various accessories that enhance its functionality and personality, such as a rear luggage rack, a Dolcevita Box for storing personal items, vintage mirrors, and seat covers that double as beach towels.
How does the Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita work?
The Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita is powered by a 5.4 kWh battery that offers up to 75 km (47 miles) of autonomy and can reach a maximum speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). The battery can be fully recharged in less than four hours using a normal Schuko plug. The car also has a smartphone holder that serves as a docking station for the driver’s personal device, which can be used as a digital instrument cluster and a navigation system. The car has a length of 2.53 meters (8.3 feet), which makes it easy to maneuver and park in tight urban spaces. The car also has a spacious interior, thanks to the two offset seats and the large glass surface. The electric car has 63 liters (2.2 cubic feet) of internal cargo space, divided into three compartments: one between the driver and the passenger, one under the passenger seat, and one under the hood.
How much does the Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita cost?
The Fiat Topolino Dolce Vita has a list price of 9,890 euros ($11,400), the same as the closed version. The price may vary depending on the availability of state incentives for electric quadricycles. The car can be purchased online through a simple and intuitive process that consists of three steps: choosing the country, filling out a form, and confirming the order. The car can be delivered directly to the customer’s home starting from January 2024. The car is currently available for pre-booking through the “be the first” campaign on the Fiat website.