Brazilian electric utility Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) is teaming up with Fiat to build a test fleet of battery-powered Fiat Palios. They will be building thirty of the cars powered by batteries from Swiss manufacturer KWO to start with at a price of $36,000. If the project works out a battery plant could be opened in Brazil near Fiat's plant in Minas Gerais state. In a country that has been an ethanol proponent for as long as Brazil it will be interesting to see how this project pans out.

[Source: Ward's Auto World]

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