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5,600 Fiat 500e EVs recalled for buggy software

Published: April 14, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Recalls , Fiat , Hatchback , Electric Fiat is recalling 5,600 of its all-electric 500e hatchbacks after a March software update could lead to a potential stall condition.


Recalls: Fiat recalling 500e for faulty power inverter

Published: May 10, 2014

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Filed under: Recalls , Hatchback , Electric , Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4,141 Fiat 500e models from the 2013 and 2014 model years because they could lose power. According to the automaker, the power inverter module could allow coolant to seep onto electrical components. This could cause a short circuit and power loss.


Official: KSPG testing low-noise EV range extender engine

Published: January 16, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Fiat , Detroit Auto Show If you’re going to add a gas-burning engine to an electric vehicle, it makes sense to have it be whisper quiet. We haven’t heard the engine ourselves, but supplier KSPG AG said during the Detroit Auto Show this week that the range extender it put into a Fiat 500 for test purposes introduced “barely perceptible noise and vibration” levels. The engine, a two-cylinder V-type with something called “FEVcom vibration compensation” that allows the engine to kick on and power the vehicle without the cabin occupants really being able to notice


Report: Fiat 500e recalled over possible half shaft separation

Published: August 14, 2013

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Filed under: Recalls , Hatchback , Electric , Fiat The recently launched, all-electric Fiat 500e is already facing its first recall.


Exclusive: Teeny-tiny Cars: Are they cheap and fuel-efficient enough to justify their drawbacks?

Published: July 17, 2013

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Filed under: MPG , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , At Witz End The San Francisco US press launch of the teeny-tiny two-seat 2008 Smart Fortwo involved an interesting presentation and drive experience.


Karabag gives Fiat 500 an electric forklift drivetrain, makes it cheaper than gas version

Published: May 4, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Fiat , Germany Karabag has been selling conversions of a few Fiat models for a while now, but a new configuration of the 500 , along with a low lease price, could see them moving more out the door. The new Karabag 500e makes use of the same electric drivetrain components that German forklift maker Linde Materials Handling employs to move about its precision workhorses.


Italian Environment minister: Hey Fiat, you missed the boat on EVs

Published: February 4, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Fiat Italian automaker Fiat SpA missed a chance to benefit from growing global interest in electric-drive vehicles by giving up on some of its advanced-powertrain development efforts in favor of trying to develop more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines. That’s the feeling of Corrado Clini, a member of Italy’s Ministry of the Environment, the Wall Street Journal reported. Clini said that Fiat’s hybrid-electric Multipla, which was developed in the 1990s but has long been shelved, “was more sophisticated than the Toyota Prius ,” and that Fiat’s Magneti Marelli division was not being sufficiently utilized in the development of electric-drive components, the Journal reported


Fiat to launch 500 TwinAir, TwinAir Plus in UK this summer

Published: May 12, 2011

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Filed under: MPG , Fiat , Lightweight Italian automaker Fiat will soon launch a trim range that gets its name from the company’s two-cylinder engine: the TwinAir .


Fiat not pleased with electric vehicles; will lose $10,000 on each 500 EV sold

Published: April 5, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler , Fiat Chrysler Fiat 500EV – Click above for high-res image gallery On the sidelines of a general meeting at Fiat S.p.A, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, let slip a few details regarding the Fiat 500 EV .


AN columnist: Here’s how Fiat could become an "urban legend"

Published: April 5, 2011

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Filed under: Green Culture , MPG , Fiat Fiat 500 Coupé Zagato – Click above for high-res image gallery “We’re on the threshold of the next big thing in dealerships” says Automotive News ‘ executive editor Edward Lapham. What’s Lapham referring to? Well, as he puts it, some automaker – maybe Fiat – will carve out a niche by selling its cars in the U.S


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