Next-Generation Fiat Panda To Gain All-Electric Variant In 2023

Fiat has already announced that an all-electric version of the next-generation 500 will enter production in Italy in the second quarter of 2020, and now it looks like the carmaker intends to electrify the next-gen Panda as well.

According to a report from earlier this week, the all-new Panda is expected to debut in 2021, with the Panda EV to come two years after that.

Much like the Centoventi concept car (pictured) unveiled by Fiat at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the electric city car will feature modular, add-on battery packs in order to keep the pricing low. The Fiat Centoventi Concept’s electric powertrain featured a swappable and upgradeable battery pack. The thinking behind that is to allow customers to add up to three extra battery cells after the purchase of the vehicle in order to extend the driving range.

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With the maximum amount of battery packs on board (five modules), the Centoventi is said to offer a 310-mile (500-km) range, while the minimum range is 62 miles (100 km) with one module.

The next-generation Panda will also emulate the looks of the Centoventi, CEO Olivier François told Autocar. The brand plans to reduce its lineup to a few models based around the 500 and the Panda and stop making large, premium or sports cars as it will focus on urban mobility and family transportation.

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Fiat sold 105,534 Pandas in the first half of this year, accounting for an increase of 15 percent compared to the same period last year, whiew 500 sales were down 9 percent to 100,150 units.

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Photo credits: Guido ten Brink – SB Medien for Carscoops

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    So they are going to axe the X and L ?
    So no suv in line up at all????

    And also they keep the panda as both ice and EV yet they shun the new 500 as EV only? Doesn’t make sense

    • Bash

      That’s FCA man!

      • KareKakk

        New five-year plan every month!

    • StrangerGP

      FCA is continuously being saved by their loyal Italian market, I mean where else would they sell so many crappy aging models like the Lancia Ypsilon.

      • KareKakk

        Eyh… the Ypsilon is beautiful, and for that reason soon old enough to be a major hit in Japan. 😉 Just put the steering wheel on the right side.

  • Alduin

    LOL if FIAT can’t make their gas engines reliable can you imagine their EV’s? What a nightmare. Fix It Again Tony!

    • Matt

      EV’s have less than a quarter of the moving parts of ICE… your comment has no logic.

  • well that’s a good ways away.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    With better running gear, this could have been the Generation 3 Scion xB. I would rather have it with the 1.8 L 2ZR FAE running on the E210 version of TNGA than the current Fiat platform. (Oh, who am I kidding? I’d take it with TNGA and the 2JZ engine!)

  • KareKakk

    “…and stop making large, premium or sports cars…” “as it will focus on urban mobility and family transportation.”

    The contradiction of the month, by far.

    Next week; how to put two parents, three kids, the dog, beach fun accessories for all, food&drink cooler box and regular everyday necessities for a family trip into a 500e. Or a Panda, for that matter.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      In southern Europe the family (and only) car is often under 4m25 long.

  • TB Creative

    Why no mention of how this effects the Jeep Renegade, since it’s on the same platform? The FCA Jeep Product Plan shows a new Renegade by 2022 and the plan for it to have a PHEV by that time. Just wondering why you wouldn’t mention that in this article…

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