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    Report: Fiat will start building battery-electric 500 this year, CEO tweets

    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?

    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

    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?

    '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

    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: Chrysler CEO: Guess we'll build more hybrids after all

    Chrysler-Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne has never seemed too excited when speaking of electrified vehicles. Sometimes, people don't change; they're dragged kicking and screaming into the new reality. CEO Marchionne recently told Automotive News that Chrysler is left with no ...

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    Report: Fiat details Euro-VI 1.8-liter 300 hp Alfa Romeo 4-cylinder engine

    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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    Report: Libyan rebels claim Gaddafi's all-electric Fiat 500 as prize

    Libyan leader (ex-leader?) Muammar Qaddafi apparently had some unusual items in his personal collection. Rebel forces stormed his compound this week, and we now know he had a scrapbook dedicated to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, lots of weapons and, oddly, a doorless, all-electric ...

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    Chrysler to get MPG boost from Fiat technologies, ZF 8- and 9-speed transmisions

    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"

    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

    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

    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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    Report: Suzuki looks to Fiat for 30,000 1.6-liter diesel engines a year

    2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack by RoadRace Motorsports - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki has extended its alliance with Fiat SpA with the announcement that it will turn to the Italian automaker to supply it with 1.6-liter diesel engines. According to the Nikkei (sub. req.), Fiat will ...

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    Report: Fiat to launch dual-fuel TwinAir engine in next-gen Panda

    In late May, Fiat's innovative turbocharged 875-cc TwinAir two-cylinder engine captured the title of International Engine of the Year, a first for Fiat. Now comes word that the TwinAir engine lineup will expand to include an even more potent turbo'd mill, a normally aspirated base unit and a ...

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    Fiat 875-cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year

    The votes have been tallied and Fiat's turbocharged 875-cc TwinAir two-cylinder engine has captured the title of Best New Engine of 2011, Green Engine of the Year, Sub 1.0-liter Engine of the Year and even the big one: International Engine of the Year, a first for Fiat. It's only the second ...

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

    Italian automaker Fiat will soon launch a trim range that gets its name from the company's two-cylinder engine: the TwinAir. The TwinAir range – to be offered on three-door and convertible 500s – will hit the UK this summer with pricing expected to start at approximately £11,500 ...

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    Fiat redefines "trunk space" for MillionTreesNYC initiative

    Narrowing down the list of things for which New York City is known can be a daunting task, but its parks are arguably up there. Now the city is planning to plant a million new trees across its five boroughs over the course of the next decade, and Fiat has signed on to help. As part of the ...

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    Chrysler gearing up for 2017 launch of CNG models

    Chrysler intends to launch compressed natural gas- (CNG-) fueled vehicles by 2017, according to Bob Lee, the automaker's vice president for engine and electrified propulsion system. At the 2011 SAE World Congress, Lee told journalists that CNG "technology is very actively being worked on" and ...

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

    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. Most notably he said each Fiat 500 EV that the company sells will result in a ...

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

    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 ...


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