Customizable to the max and with 500 km (310 miles) of range
The Fiat Concept Centoventi was one of the most interesting non-production electric concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The Italian model to some degree is previewing the upcoming new Fiat Panda model, which hopefully will be electric as it befits a city car.
The main theme of the Fiat Concept Centoventi seems to be customization and configuration of almost everything, starting from the interior, colors and exterior and finishing onto the battery pack size.
The base battery module would be good for 100 km (62 miles) of range, but there is space to install a total of four in the sandwich floor, and an additional fifth battery beneath the front seats for total 500 km (310 miles) of range. The additional modules can be added also after purchase.
“The freedom to customise is also clear in the electrical power source that drives Fiat Concept Centoventi. It consists of a set of modular batteries offering the great possible flexibility of use. As standard, the car comes with a factory-mounted battery with a range of 62 miles. But if a longer range is needed, up to 3 additional batteries, giving an increase of 62 miles each, can be purchased or hired. The extra batteries are installed underneath the floor of the car, by the service network. A sliding rail which supports and connects the batteries makes their installation or removal particularly quick and easy. An additional battery, for mounting under the seat, is also available; it can be disconnected and put on charge directly in the user’s home or garage, just like the battery of a modern e-bike. The total range which can be achieved is 310 miles.”
iat’s idea is to offer cockpit with modular layout and tons of custom stuff that could be installed by the particular user whenever he wants. It concerns also some external parts (4 roofs, 4 bumpers, 4 wheel covers and 4 external wrappings).
“Modular, roomy and well-lit are words that best describe the Fiat Concept Centoventi cockpit, which is totally reconfigurable and can accommodate up to four people. You only have to get on board to realise that it has been designed around people and the way they relate to the world today.
In line with the car’s philosophy, various parts of the interior are created on the “plug and play” principle. The dashboard has small holes into which a multitude of additional components, of any shape and function, can be fitted, thanks to the patented interlocking mounting system.
The same approach is found on the door panels, which are totally customisable with flat surfaces and minimal design, they can be fitted with storage pockets, bottle holders and audio speakers as and when required.
The seats are innovative, too, with a bare structure made from eco-sustainable materials, while the cushions and head restraints can easily be replaced to change their colours and materials. The front passenger seat can even be substituted with a storage box or child seat if necessary. The rear seats consist of a retractable bench and a back which rotates to make a “trunk” with extraordinary load capacity.”
Fiat Concept Centoventi
Fiat equipped the concept also with a display on the rear tailgate so the car could become a living billboard.
Overall, it’s a cool looking car so we encourage you to check out image gallery and videos from the show.
Fiat Concept Centoventi specs:
- range from 100 km (62 miles) to 500 km (310 miles) depending on number of battery modules (from 1 to 5)
- Length: 3680 mm
- Height: 1527 mm
- Width: 1740 mm (with door mirrors 1846 mm)
- Wheelbase: 2430 mm
- Front overhang: 658 mm
- Rear overhang: 592 mm