Fiat, a brand down to just one model, is getting a jolt of energy in North America with the return of the electric 500e in 2024.
Fiat brand CEO Olivier Francois plans to announce the 500e’s return Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The official reveal of the North American 500e will take place next year, at the 2023 L.A. show.
It’s scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2024.
Stellantis likely will export the 500e from its Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, where the European version, known as the New 500, is built.
“Since 1899, Fiat has played a role in developing mobility, not only delivering vehicles to the masses but also pursuing a social mission and riding the wave of ‘what’s next,'” Francois said in a statement. “Today, more than ever, we are facing a global revolution, which means that customers are looking for more than just a car and we intend to embrace their changing needs. The new 500e is more than a car, it is a social project to feed America’s appetite for change toward sustainable mobility.”