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Next-generation Fiat 500e EV will be all new at 2020 Geneva Motor Show

Fiat's electric push in Europe begins with what it calls 'an urban Tesla'

Fiat's electric push in Europe begins with what it calls 'an urban Tesla.'

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Cars that still qualify for the $7,500 EV tax credit

Tesla and GM EVs no longer qualify for the full credit. Here are others that do

These are electric cars and plug-in hybrids that will still qualify for the full $7,500 EV tax credit in 2019.

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12 used hybrids and EVs that aren't dreary, impractical or a Prius

In the wake of the U.N.'s dire climate change report and our recommendation that buying a used hybrid or EV is the best way to lower your automotive carbon footprint, here are 12 choices to consider.

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Chrysler and Fiat are not going away, though the strategy is shifting

Rumors that Chrysler might be killed off were wholly false

Rumors that Chrysler might be killed off were wholly false.

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Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne throws more cold water on Tesla, EVs

He praises Elon Musk's marketing skills, doubts his ability to make money

He praises Elon Musk's marketing skills, doubts his ability to make money.

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Ultra-cheap Fiat 500e EVs about to hit used car lots

Unfortunately, probably only in California and Oregon.

How would $6,500 strike you?

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Stormtrooper-painted Fiat 500 brings Star Wars to LA Auto Show

Garage Italia showcases a Stormtrooper-themed Fiat 500e at the LA Auto Show to celebrate the coming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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FCA recalls Fiat 500e to fix cruise control

No Injuries, Complaints From Issue, Which May Put EV Into Neutral When It Shouldn't

Fiat recalls almost 4,000 500e electric vehicles because of a potentially troubling cruise-control glitch.

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5,600 Fiat 500e EVs recalled for buggy software

Fiat is recalling 5,600 of its all-electric 500e hatchbacks after a March software update could lead to a potential stall condition.

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For some, getting a Fiat 500e last week was almost free

California Racing Club Members Take Advantage

Fiat 500e incentives are combined to add up to a nearly free leasing deal for the electric vehicle.

Recharge Wrap-up: EV torque secrets, UC Davis maps future of biofuels

New Street-Legal Polaris Utility EV; Formula E Is Free At Long Beach

A UC Davis white paper maps out "Three Routes Forward for Biofuels," balancing investment risk with carbon benefits. The first option is "incremental," in which we tinker with the existing biofuel manufacturing infrastructure for small improvements over time. The "transitional" plan suggests integrating cellulosic production and other innovations with existing operations. The third route, called "leapfrogging," would mean building refineries based on new technology such as cellulosic and algae-b

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Fiat loses $14k on every 500e it builds, Marchionne doesn't want you to buy one

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made some interesting comments during a frank and entertaining talk at the Brookings Institution yesterday, saying he hoped that no one bought the Fiat 500e, the well-received EV based on the adorable Italian car.

Fiat-Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy The Fiat 500e

Company loses $14,000 on every electric vehicle sold

Fiat-Chrysler's CEO had a strange request for electric vehicle shoppers on Wednesday: don't buy the all-electric Fiat 500e.

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Fiat recalling 500e for faulty power inverter

Chrysler is recalling 4,141 Fiat 500e models from the 2013 and 2014 model years because they could lose power. According to the automaker, the power inverter module could allow coolant to seep onto electrical components. This could cause a short circuit and power loss. The part in question is responsible for altering the electric current.

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Fiat will start selling 500e in Oregon this summer

Even thought demand in California for the Fiat 500e electric vehicle is growing, the fun little EV is about to grown its sales to the north. Fiat US chief Jason Stoicevich tells Wards Auto that sales of the EV will start in Oregon this summer, adding that green-minded Portland will likely be a strong market for the model.

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New findings suggest EVs lose value quicker than gas-only autos

Electric cars may be great for saving money on gas, but a new report from Kelley Blue Book, commissioned by USA Today, shows that EVs might not be a great value option for their first owners. The study found that compared to gas-powered vehicles, EVs tend to lose significantly more of their value in the first five years of ownership, corroborating a study conducted in the UK, which we reported on earlier this month.

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Fiat 500e motor makes Wards 10 Best engine list, 2nd-ever EV awarded

Ward's Auto has named the Fiat 500e electric vehicle's motor to its annual 10 Best Engines list for 2014. The 500e is the first Fiat ever awarded on the annual list and is only the second electric motor to do so, following the Nissan Leaf's appearance on the 2011 list.

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Fiat 500e named Road & Track's best electric car for 2013

Fiat will only be selling the Fiat 500e in limited numbers, but the little electric vehicle is making a big impact on some of the performance-car-journalism set. In fact, Road & Track is about to name the 500e its "Best Electric Car of 2013."

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Batch of celebrity personalized Fiat 500e EVs available on eBay

If you're disappointed that the Fiat 500e is either hard to get or only available in California, we've discovered a loophole. Sort of. On this little thing called eBay.

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Chrysler ready to hire EV engineers again?

In a development that may fall under the "dogs and cats living together-mass hysteria" category (quote courtesy of Ghostbusters), Chrysler might finally be ready to commit significant resources towards developing electric-drive powertrains as a way to boost its fleetwide fuel economy.

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