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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.


Report: VW, Fiat, Mercedes could be CNG winners in Europe

Published: December 12, 2014

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Filed under: Volkswagen , Natural Gas , Europe/EU Fiat ads in the US try to play up the exotic, sexy side of Italian culture .


Ram 700 by Fiat may be the small truck we’ve been waiting for

Published: November 1, 2014

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Filed under: Truck , Fiat , Ram It seems like auto buyers throughout the whole world outside of the United States and Canada have a plethora of small pickups to choose from to fit their needs. In fact, there’s one just south of the border that might be perfect for many American consumers – the 2015 Ram 700


Recharge Wrap-up: Fiat 500e on sale in Oregon, Germany to offer EVs free parking

Published: September 25, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Legislation and Policy , Fiat , Natural Gas , Europe/EU , North America , Pacific Region , Germany , USA The 2015 Fiat 500e is now available in Oregon. The new 500e features an updated center console, as well as two new exterior colors: Luce Blu (which Fiat describes as light blue with a pearl finish) and Celeste (light blue). The 2015 500e is available for lease in California and Oregon for $199 a month for 36 months, plus $999 down


Report: Ram pickups to keep it steel through 2020

Published: August 22, 2014

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Filed under: Truck , Technology , Ram One of the hottest topics in the industry these days is automakers’ expanding use of aluminum, especially for vehicle bodies and platforms. While the lightweight metal has historically been the preserve of premium brands and sports cars, Ford shocked the industry when it announced that its 2015 F-150 would go aluminum-intensive for its new generation.


Report: Fiat loses $14k on every 500e it builds, Marchionne doesn’t want you to buy one

Published: May 22, 2014

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Filed under: Technology , Hatchback , Electric , Fiat Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made some interesting comments during a frank and entertaining talk at the Brookings Institution yesterday, saying he hoped that no one bought the Fiat 500e , the well-received EV based on the adorable Italian car. “I hope you don’t buy it,” said Marchionne, during a talk and question-and-answer session that focused on the aftermath of the automotive bailouts, “because every time I sell one, it costs me $14,000.” “I’m honest enough to tell you that I’ll make the car, I’ll make it available, which is my requirement


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.


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.


Report: Fiat will start selling 500e in Oregon this summer

Published: April 24, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Fiat Even thought demand in California for the Fiat 500e electric vehicle is growing, the fun little EV is about to grown its sales to the north.


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


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