A German company called mk-group Holding (an energy supply company based in Hamburg) is now offering the electric Fiat 500 for sale, under the CARe name, for EUR23,900 ($32.700). Unfortunately for those already going to check their bank accounts, the above price does not include the battery (in the absence of which, as you all know, an EV is completely useless). With the battery, the car will set you back EUR36,900 ($50,480).
mk-group Holding has however found a solution to the battery problem. Buy the car and lease the battery. For EUR150 a month, that is ($205).
"The advantage of purchasing the car without batteries is that, for 150 euros per month, you will always have fully functional batteries at your disposal, you don't have to actually purchase the most expensive part of an electric car and fuel is included at a flat rate," Martin Richard Kristek, the CEO of mk-group said about the offer.
So, what do you get for all that money? A Fiat 500 with zero emissions, a 120 km range (93 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (74.5 mph). To recharge the car, you'll need in between 6 to 8 hours, using a normal 230V power socket.
For those of you who find the electric version to be a bit familiar, we'll tell you that the CARe is the electric version built by EVadapt and presented to the public in April last year.