When you first see a Fiat 500 barreling down your local avenue, you may first think to yourself "What the hell is that?" or you could be a bit more adept and wonder: Why isn't that an electric car?
Think: It's small, relatively lightweight and pretty fuel efficient.
That's a pretty solid foundation to create an EV on.
Well, we weren't the only ones thinking along those lines as Fiat has finally dropped two images of what it's set to reveal at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Though details are still being kept mum, we don't expect the 500e to feature groundbreaking technology. Likely it will have a range of approximately 100 miles and a charging time of four to eight hours, depending on if you're using a 120 or 240 volt charging station, respectively.
Look for the 500e to hit California streets in 2013.
Nope, no love for the rest of us, it seems.
Chrysler's statement follows:
The all-new battery-electric Fiat 500e brings Italian flavor to the electric vehicle market with a unique combination of iconic 500 design, performance and range. The zero-emission Fiat 500e will premiere on the "green carpet" of the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 18, and will be showcased to the general public for the first time at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Fiat 500e will be available in the state of California in 2013.