While it certainly won't compete with the Model S, especially in Range and Performance, it's nice to hear about a high(ish) profile EV being released, and nice to see another EV that someone has clearly put some thought into the styling of it:
I have to say, I think that it looks pretty cool, especially the interior. If i had a daughter in college, I would totally buy her one.
If they made it light enough that 111HP should be plenty for town commuter like that. One important figure is missing: the price tag.
If you've gotta ask, you can't afford it :P
The Fiat 500 is a relatively inexpensive car (16-24k), so it will be interesting to see what kind of upcharge the "e" will incur in order to get electrified ;)
C&D's guess is $36,050. http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2013-fiat-500e-spy-photos-news
Drivetrain by Dodge.