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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 projec

The Fiat Panda 1.3 was named to the top ten list of the United Kingdom's Environmental Transport Association annual awards of Britain's greenest cars back in March. If the information collected by the forum-users at the G-Wiz Owner's Club is correct, this diminutive car might soon be even cleaner, thanks to conversions by Swiss MES-DEA using Zebra batteries and possibly offered for around 25,000 EUR / £17,000. One anecdotal, second-hand review says the Panda EV is impressive, but very hot