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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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    Los Angeles: Fiat hopes sex sells with 500e: "Stop Global Warming, Start Global Hotness"
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    In the 1983 Chevy Chase film "National Lampoon's Vacation," sexiness (at least of the female variety) was personified by Christie Brinkley driving a Ferrari 308 that got about 15 miles per gallon. Nearly three decades later, Fiat brand chief Olivier Francois is pitching a kinder, greener ...

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    Report: Fiat won't sell electric-powered 500 in Europe
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    It's bad enough incurring losses in dollars. There's no need to do it in francs, lire and pounds as well. That's the thought process behind Italian automaker Fiat and its decision to hold off on selling a battery-electric version of its 500 compact in Europe. Fiat global brand chief Olivier ...

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    Video: Fiat shows off performance, efficiency gains of TwinAir engine
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    Small engine, big pitch. Italian automaker Fiat is using a new video to wax poetic about its TwinAir family of engines designed to boost performance in its smaller cars while cutting fuel use and emissions. The three-plus-minute video, put together by Frame Communication, outlines the TwinAir ...

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    Report: All-electric Fiat 500E confirmed for LA Auto Show
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    It looks like the all-electric version of the Fiat 500 will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. No word on whether Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne will bring the house down with his "we don't really want to build this car" routine. The LA Auto Show has confirmed that the ...

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    Report: Marchionne: We're only making Fiat 500 EV because California's forcing us
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    It's a near-endless tale, the story of the all-electric Fiat 500. Whether you're looking back at 2010, 2011 or earlier in 2012, there's been reports and claims and stories. Today, there's more. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently spoke to the media about his companies' fuel-efficiency ...

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

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    Exclusive: Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part III: Chrysler
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    As regular readers know, I set out this year to interview as many Detroit automaker executives as I could at the Detroit and Chicago auto shows to get their takes on meeting future fuel economy standards. And these reports are generating a lot of comments. For example, "Nick" responded to my ...

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    Report: Fiat will start building battery-electric 500 this year, CEO tweets
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    Fiat will start building a battery-electric version of its 500 compact this year, marking the Italian automaker's entrance into the EV production market. So said Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in an official Chrysler tweet recently that said: Marchionne: at Chrysler we are working on an ...

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    Report: Next Toyota Avalon to best Fiat 500's fuel economy?
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    The Fiat 500 is 139 inches of A-segment fury, with a heaping dose of cute and a dash of fuel efficiency. In fact, the manual transmission-equipped cinquecento averages 33 miles per gallon in mixed driving, which is better than most things on the road. Impressed? Toyota isn't. The Detroit Free ...

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

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    Report: Fiat 500, Chevy Volt listed among biggest product flops of 2011... but should they be?
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    'Tis the season for thin news cycles and cheesy top ten lists. Yahoo! Finance has thrown its hat in the top ten ring with its list of the biggest flops among all consumer goods introduced for 2011. Both the Fiat 500 and Chevrolet Volt have made it among the chosen few, rubbing elbows with such ...

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    Report: Fiat still working on 500 EV; could have slight external changes
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    The Fiat 500 has been a popular vehicle to convert to electric drive – so much so that even the recently deceased Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had one (see also here and here) – but an official 500 EV has been nothing but auto show reveals and secret tests and that's about it for the ...

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    Report: Fiat details Euro-VI 1.8-liter 300 hp Alfa Romeo 4-cylinder engine
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    Made almost entirely of aluminum and featuring direct injection, variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust sides and a high-efficiency turbocharger, the new-for-2013 1.8 liter gasser from Alfa Romeo and Fiat Powertrain Technologies is one of those downsized engines that combines all of the ...

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    Chrysler to get MPG boost from Fiat technologies, ZF 8- and 9-speed transmisions
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    In the coming years, Chrysler will add a megadose of Fiat's fuel-saving technology to tame its gas-guzzling lineup of vehicles. The goal: Hit the target that the Fiat-Chrysler chief executive officer, Sergio Marchionne, set: increasing fuel economy 25 percent by 2014. Chrysler will take a ...

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    Fiat CEO: electric vehicle push will yield "sub-optimal results"
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    Speaking at last week's Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne hinted at the possibility of stepping down from the position of Chrysler CEO in 2015 or 2016. Additionally, Marchionne stated Chrysler should have no problem adjusting its ...

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    Fiat Panda now offered with pair of Euro 5-compliant engines
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    Italian automaker Fiat has added a pair of Euro 5-compliant engines to its Panda city car lineup. The clean burning engines are a welcome addition to the Panda, as both offer a bump in top speed, stronger acceleration, reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions when compared to the newly ...

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    Fiat Panda production hits two million; most now live in Italy
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    Since launching in May 2003, production of the fuel-sipping, second-generation Fiat Panda has topped two million units. Hard at work has been the crew at Fiat's factory in Tychy, Poland – sole production site for the Panda. Where have all the Pandas gone? Italy has snagged 1,204,734 ...

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