The closest competitor for the 2016 Fiat 500e electric car is the Chevy Spark EV, also a minicar but with five doors rather than three and a usable rear seat.
It also has even better acceleration, but it lacks the Fiat 500's overall personality and charm.
The Nissan Leaf is the world's best-selling electric car, fully two segments larger than the 500e, but it's more appliance-like and is rated at the same range for 2015 (the 2016 Leaf may offer more range).
The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive is the sole electric car that's even smaller than the 500e, but it genuinely has only two seats—and at this point, it's an old, crude design whose main selling point is ease of parking.
Finally, the Volkswagen e-Golf and Ford Focus Electric are conventional compact hatchbacks adapted to battery power with specifications very similar to the Nissan Leaf, but offered in much lower volumes.
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