Fiat 500’s eDrive System Means Big Things For The Future Of EVs


The eDrive system features an inverter and the motor can provide just over 162 lb-ft of torque instantly, allowing for the car to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in nine seconds. It can also attain a range of 199 miles on the WLTP cycle, not bad for a tiny car that is likely to spend a lot of time in cities where charging stations are easy to find. GKN’s electric motor manages 117 horsepower and including oil, weighs around 138 pounds.

“The two-in-one integrated layout is more compact, lighter, more efficient and more cost effective than electric vehicle systems incorporating separate components,” said a statement from GKN. An Electronic Park Lock System (ePLS) is also equipped that enables the electric axle to offer a park lock feature.

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