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  • Fiat 500 BEV Concept on Chrysler standard, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    The 2012 Fiat 500 minicar started out as one model: a three-door hatchback. That was followed by a cabriolet (500C) with a roll-back cloth roof, and then the turbocharged 500 Abarth sporty model. Next up in the lineup may be the electric Fiat 500, which Car and Driver says will be dubbed the 500E. We think that's a smart name, certainly better than the early "500 BEV" (for battery-electric vehicle) the concept was saddled with at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. It's also likely easier to read and pronounce than the "500 Elettra" seen on the road more than two years ago. Chrysler said in March...

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    Electric Fiat 500 Spied Testing In Michigan, Intro For 2013 Likely

    Almost two years ago, in January 2010, a mysterious electric version of the Fiat 500 appeared the Detroit Auto Show on the Chrysler stand. Then, two months later, Chrysler said it would sell an electric 500 in the U.S. market. Engineers at the company's Auburn Hills, Michigan, headquarters would...

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    In the Red: Each Fiat 500 Electric Car Loses Chrysler $10k

    There is nothing a company CEO hates more than not making a profit on a product, but as Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne knows, it is sometimes a necessary evil in the evolution of a new technology. Speaking at Fiat S.p.A’s general meeting on Wednesday, Marchionne spoke frankly about his...

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    Is Natural Gas The Green Solution for Hybrid-less Chrysler?

    Last summer, when Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lauded his company's line of European vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, it may have seemed like an off-the-cuff remark. But in fact, natural gas may be the only green or alternative fuel that Chrysler can feasibly adopt in any kind of...

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    Chrysler Has Green Strategy

    A few years back Chrysler was working on all manner of electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid technologies, even going so far as to release a number of concepts as well as establish a separate division called ENVI to develop them into production models. Ever since Chrysler’s bankruptcy and eventual...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 Electric/Elettra
    Snapped on the Street: Fiat 500 Electric Car Visits Palo Alto

    The great thing about having your company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is that you never quite know what you'll see on the street. There are lots of expensive cars like BMWs and Bentleys floating around. There are also a disproportionate number of Tesla Roadsters, since the company is...

  • Fiat 500 BEV Concept on Chrysler standard, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    Fiat Gives Chrysler a Boost Back Into the Green Scene

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    Chrysler Kills Ram Two-Mode Hybrid Pickup Truck After All

    The big green car news from Chrysler yesterday was its announcement that it would build an electric version of the Fiat 500 mini-car for the U.S. market. Win one, lose one, perhaps. The company also dropped a death notice: It has ended development of its Ram Two-Mode Hybrid pickup truck, scheduled...

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    Chrysler To Build All-Electric Version of Fiat 500 for U.S. Market

    Much mystery surrounded the electric versions of the Fiat 500 that have appeared at auto shows over the last year. Now, Chrysler has cleared up a bit of the confusion: It will build an electric Fiat 500 for the U.S. market, with a powertrain developed by engineers at its Michigan headquarters, at a...

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    2011 Fiat 500 Mini-Car On Sale By End of Year, Chrysler Says

    Well, here's some good news: We have less than a year to wait before the neat little Fiat 500 hatchback goes on sale at selected Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealers. When it arrives, it'll be Chrysler's greenest car by a pretty big margin. EPA fuel efficiency ratings haven't yet been issued for the...

  • Fiat 500 BEV Concept on Chrysler standard, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 BEV Concept On Chrysler's Crowded Stand

    We'd be remiss if we didn't at least nod to the electric Fiat 500 displayed within the many brands on the Chrysler stand. We've written before about an earlier electric Fiat 500 conversion shown 18 months ago at the London Motor Show, but this one came with far less info. Chrysler mounted a new...

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