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Fiat 500e EV

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  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #1 vfx, Sep 7, 2008
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    Guilty pleasure!

    I was raised in an all Fiat family. There are many things I miss about those days (and of course, many that I don't)

    But among the wicked cool Spiders and Scorpions there were the 500's, Bianchinas, 600s and the Fiat Jolly that warmed my heart.

    At one time the Jolly was seen in herds in it's native Catalina Island
    Now there is an EV version for the new century.
    Based on this clip, I seriously, seriously would want this EV. Like I said. Guilty Pleasure. (like the movies "Used Cars, and "Escape From New York") Don't hate me:frown:

    Fiat 500 Tender Two: Castagna Revives 500 Jolly with Electric-Powered Beach Car - Automobile Makes and Models Fiat - Zimbio

    Pictures of the Jolly: Fiat 600 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and Catalina Island here:
    1961 FIAT JOLLY OLD RENTAL CARS CATALINA ISLAND - eBay (item 380053409111 end time Aug-10-08 16:51:23 PDT)
     
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    Well, I prefer the 1960's Jolly. The new one looks like they stole the plans from the BMW Mini and put a Fiat emblem on it.

    (This one belongs to one of my neighbors.)

    --Ardie
     

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    If I was in Detroit I would go to that show and tell them all to make that car. Like I did in LA show going to every maker's booth asking where their EV prototype was. The only non-existing EV prototype I asked for was at the Lotus booth where I asked for an E-Vora (or EV-ora, either way its a great name) where it should be electric. They did not know about Lotus offering up the plans to anyone wanting to make an EV.

    I never owned a Jollly but did want one (500 not 600) pretty bad.
     
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    Detroit 2010: Chrysler shows off its Fiat 500 BEV — Autoblog Green

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    Same colour as the Fiat 500 BEV I saw in London in summer 2008, I think...


     
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    Something like that could be my "Model T."
     
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    I'd really like to drive that particular 500. It's said to have the Circuit drivetrain which means about 268 horses and 480 lb·ft of torque.

    But then again, maybe the Atomik 500 (300 hp) might offer more thrills. Now THAT sounds like a great comparo post.

    atomik-500-white-630.jpg
     
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    By Circuit drivetrain you mean it's using UQM motors?
     
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    Yes! The UQM drivetrain developed by ENVI. Not that I'm saying it was actually engineered by ENVI, but they claim to have had something to do with it so....whatever.
     
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    New 500E - most inexpensive electric car in Germany - Linde eMotion

     
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    Their Website quotes somewhat realistic numbers when comparing it to a Fiat 500:

    Around 2,98 Gallon/100miles (33.6 MPG) vs. 17.7kWh/100 miles
    Gas price of 1,49 €/l (which is definately reality) vs. electricity of 0,24€(kWh (also reality in Germany)
    Monthly driving of 1.000km, looks in-line for a vehicle of that size.

    It'll get you around town, cheaper than a Fiat 500 on gas.
     
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    They probably view it as a threat to their twinair engines.

    At least we know where Chrysler stands these days now.
     
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    Well we always knew Chrysler's commitment to EVs amounted to little more than a dog and pony show.
     
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    Chrysler hasn't done any significant engineering since the days of the torsion bar suspension (for those who might remember that).
     
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    New EV announced: The Fiat 500e

    While it certainly won't compete with the Model S, especially in Range and Performance, it's nice to hear about a high(ish) profile EV being released, and nice to see another EV that someone has clearly put some thought into the styling of it:

    FIAT 500e Electrifies the Cinquecento Lineup |

    I have to say, I think that it looks pretty cool, especially the interior. If i had a daughter in college, I would totally buy her one.

    Fiat500e1.jpg Fiat500e2.jpg Fiat500e3.jpg
     

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