The little Italian green demon fared well under the scrutiny of KBB experts in scoring 7.0 out of 10 overall. In contrast to the Smart ForTwo electric drive that took a hurting in expert rankings, the Fiat 500e benefited from the “big dose of Italian attitude in a little body” as well as its efficiency with 87 miles of electric range, or 122 MPGe. This EV is only available in California as of press time, which commonly leads to the suspicions it is a compliance car rather than a larger electric effort by Fiat. The 1.4-liter gasoline model gets up to 40 mpg on the highway with manual transmission.
Honda Fit EV
Like the Fiat 500e, the Honda Fit EV is doomed to limited audiences in select coastal states in the tradition of compliance cars. Kelley Blue Book experts acknowledge the costly terms of the Fit EV as one of the reasons behind the move but celebrate the car’s “whopping 189 lb-ft of peak torque” and rewarding driving experience. Overall, the Fit EV scored 7.2 out of 10, which ranked it in fifth place. An electric range of 82 miles and 132 MPGe are standout figures in any estimation.