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Swedish company AutoAdapt has rolled out its first battery-powered Fiat 500 at its factory near Gothenberg this week. Autoadapt is working with Alelion Batteries and Fiat to do series production of several Fiat models with electric drive. The company plans to build about 100 of the tiny 500s this year and 300 next year. Fiat is providing rolling chassis without any powertrain hardware and Autoadapt is installing the lithium ion batteries, power electronics and electric drive hardware. The compan

Wondering how to turn a Fiat 500 into a dinghy, um, we mean a tender? According to Italian coachbuilder Castagna, it can be done. First, remove the top, doors and tailgate. Second, enlarge the sills so that some semblance of structural integrity is maintained. Next, remove the entire interior. Replace the interior with teak wood and wicker accents and add weather-proof seats. Replace the top with some multi-striped canvas for some additional weather protection. Finally, remove the internal combu