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    Official: KSPG testing low-noise EV range extender engine
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    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 ...

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    Official: Fiat 500e motor makes Wards 10 Best engine list, 2nd-ever EV awarded
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    Ward's Auto has named the Fiat 500e electric vehicle's motor to its annual 10 Best Engines list for 2014. The 500e is the first Fiat ever awarded on the annual list and is only the second electric motor to do so, following the Nissan Leaf's appearance on the 2011 list. The publication praised ...

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    Official: Fiat 500e named Road & Track's best electric car for 2013
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    Fiat will only be selling the Fiat 500e in limited numbers, but the little electric vehicle is making a big impact on some of the performance-car-journalism set. In fact, Road & Track is about to name the 500e its "Best Electric Car of 2013." Like all of us green-car aficionados, R&T ...

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    Report: Chrysler will study EVs, lightweight tech with Canadian universities
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    Chrysler may have been relatively late to the game when it came to vehicle powertrain electrification, but the US automaker is looking to play some catch-up with a little help from north of the border. Chrysler will work with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, at accelerating the ...

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    Official: Batch of celebrity personalized Fiat 500e EVs available on eBay
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    If you're disappointed that the Fiat 500e is either hard to get or only available in California, we've discovered a loophole. Sort of. On this little thing called eBay. A total of ten 500e EVs are being auctioned off as part of a benefit auction for the Motion Picture & Television Fund ...

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    Official: Fiat 500L Living diesel fleet goes from Turin to Paris on a single tank
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    A fleet of Fiat 500L Living diesels has made the nearly 500-mile trek from Turin, Italy to Paris, France on a single tank of fuel, part of the first-ever Bosch Diesel Challenge. The Fiats achieved a fuel economy of about 71 miles per gallon (EU scale) in the process and received accolades from ...

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    Report: Chrysler ready to hire EV engineers again?
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    In a development that may fall under the "dogs and cats living together-mass hysteria" category (quote courtesy of Ghostbusters), Chrysler might finally be ready to commit significant resources towards developing electric-drive powertrains as a way to boost its fleetwide fuel economy. So says ...

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    Official: Fiat partners with Aerovironment for 500e home charging
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    As suspected, AeroVironment has just partnered up with its fifth major automaker, inking a deal with Fiat to be its preferred supplier for the all-electric Fiat 500e. That makes five automakers that have chosen AeroVironment as its home charging partner – the other four being Nissan, BMW, ...

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    Report: Fiat 500e $199 lease deal sounds great, is nearly impossible to get [UPDATE]
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    Recently, we've been hearing from readers that the much-hyped "$199 lease price" for the fun little Fiat 500e all-electric vehicle is one big tease. Readers who have tried to go and actually get a 500e for that price have discovered some eye-catching pricing increases. For example, reader Trent ...

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    Read This: Honda, Fiat show dutiful compliance in EV game
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    Despite long waiting lists, neither Honda nor Fiat have any plans to boost production of their popular, low-volume electric vehicles and both say future production output for both the Honda Fit EV and Fiat 500e is pretty much spoken for for the rest of the year. In doing so, the automakers have ...

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    Exclusive: Refuel 2013: Fiat invites us to autocross 500e, we oblige
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    For a car that Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne still doesn't sound enthusiastic to sell, the 500e sure is getting a lot of official company support. Despite this year's admittedly-limited production run already being sold out, the company continues to promote the values of the improved (in my ...

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    Report: Fiat 500e EV sold out in California
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    We're not sure how many Fiat 500e electric vehicles have been sold since its April launch in the US. We just hear they're not selling any more in California this year. That's what Wards Auto is reporting, quoting Fiat North America chief Jason Stoicevich at a launch event for the Fiat 500L. ...

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    Report: Cheaper lease prices move some EVs to sold-out status in California
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    Prospective electric-vehicle drivers may have to do some California Dreamin' if they want to get a new EV in the Golden State because – surprise – people like EVs when they drop in price. The Honda Fit EV and the Fiat 500e are among the plug-in models that have seen a jump in demand ...

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    Featured: Fiat 500e, the best EV conversion yet?
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    We began our Fiat 500e Los Angeles press-launch drive with 95 miles showing on our 500e's range gauge – interesting, since the car's EPA-rated range is 87 miles city/highway combined. Because the 500e's range-calculating algorithm looks at the last 100 miles, then the last 10 miles and the ...

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    Report: Chrysler CEO: natural gas better than electricity to move vehicles, so government should back off
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    Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne continues to believe natural gas as the most viable alternative to conventional fueling and says government should stop pushing electric-drive ahead of other advanced-powertrain choices, the Detroit News says. Marchionne calls natural gas "the cleanest ...

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    Official: Fiat 500e priced at $32,500, leases start at $199/month
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    Something interesting happened on the way to make the 2014 Fiat 500e a real car. As the idea for the car was bandied about in public for many years, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne complained bitterly, saying the only reason the car was coming to market was because mean ol' California was ...

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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon: 1959 Fiat 600 brings hypermiling history to Houston
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    Long before the Fiat 500 came to the US to try and capture the public's imagination, a Fiat 600 was cruising in the Shell Mileage Marathons (the precursor to today's Eco-marathons) and setting records by getting over 300 miles per gallon. The little red cutie was on display at the Shell ...

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    Report: Fiat 500e comes with free extra cars (well, rentals)
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    Bigger trips + little electric car, = no problem. That's the message Fiat is sending with a new announcement of an agreement to offer gas-powered rentals to range-anxiety-stricken road-trippers. The Italian automaker, which plans to debut the all-electric 500e in California this summer, has ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports kinda, sorta likes the electric-powered Fiat 500e
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    Last month, Consumer Reports decidedly panned the Mitsubishi i after a test drive of the small electric vehicle. The magazine doesn't dislike everything little and battery powered, though, and was quite a bit kinder to the Fiat 500e, saying it is "actually kind of a cool little car." CR released ...

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    Official: 2013 Fiat 500e gets 116 MPGe (combined) and 87-mile range
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    The all-electric 2013 Fiat 500e probably won't turn a profit, but that doesn't mean Fiat and Chrysler engineers haven't done a good job ramping up the hatchback's fuel economy numbers. Chrysler has just announced that the little EV has been rated at 116 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (MPGe) ...

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