Articles tagged with 500

by admin on 28 January 2013

Fiat 500e

We first saw a prototype '500 EV' back in December 2010, early last year Sergio Marchionne promised that the Chrysler-Fiat partnership would deliver an electric Fiat 500 this year, and so now Fiat have unveiled the 500e. Powered by an 83 kW / 200 Nm (111 hp / 147 lb-ft) electric motor the 500e reaches 60 mph in 9 seconds (which is the same as the standard ICE car) and lasts over 80 miles on its 24 kWh battery.  Charging (from flat) at 240 V takes four hours and charger support is via a Level 1 & 2 J1772 coupler.  The car is expected to be available in the US in "the second quarter of 2013". Fiat USA have a very nice micro-site built for the car. More »

by admin on 11 February 2012

Fiat 500 EV Marchionne Tweet

According to  a tweet posted on Chrysler's official twitter account Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler CEO has confirmed that they are currently 'working on an electric version of the Fiat 500 that we'll begin manufacturing later this year'.  This is the first udpate we've heard from the Fiat-Chrysler giant since they presented the 500 BEV prototype (with 'no plans for production') at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.  Lets hope that Fiat-Chrysler can stick to their 2010 promise to make it fast and fun to drive (it should be considering the 500's weight and likely city-range battery pack). More »