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2016 Fiat 500 Revealed

It seems like only yesterday that Fiat was launching a reborn 500, intent on bringing it to the US market. That was, however, some five years ago, and five years is an eternity in the new car market. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fiat has been busily working on a replacement for […]

February 16th

Fiat 500E $199 Lease Deal Difficult To Land

While the Chrysler-Fiat alliance may have been dragged kicking and screaming into making an electric car, the Fiat 500E has been well-received by critics and customers alike. In fact, the limited numbers of the Fiat 500E are already sold out in California, despite reports suggesting that dealers are playing fast-and-loose with the attractive $199 lease deal.

August 7th

2014 Ford Focus EV Gets $4,000 Price Cut

Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?

Fiat 500E Reportedly Sold Out

Despite feeling bullied into building electric cars, and complaining that each Fiat 500E built costs the Chrysler-Fiat alliance money, the news out of California for the Italian EV is overwhelmingly good. Having been on sale for just a couple of months, Fiat dealerships have gone through almost their entire allotment of Fiat 500Es for the year.

Fiat 500e Offered For $32,500, Leasing is $199 Per Month

The Fiat 500e electric vehicle can be purchased outright for $32,500, or leased for a minimum of $199 per month for 36 months with $999 down in the state of California. That is substantially lower than the Honda Fit EV which is leased for $389 per month, also for 36 months, making the Fiat 500e one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.

April 15th

Fiat 500e EV Rated At 87 Miles Of Range, 116 MPGe

While Fiat has been busy playing down expectations for their California compliance car, the Fiat 500e, the release of the official specs paints a pretty impressive picture. With an EPA-rating of 87 miles per charge and 116 MPGe, the Fiat 500e has better stats than any other EV in its class. Now the big question is…what will it cost?

January 7th

LA Auto Show: Fiat 500E Debuts To Combat Global Warming, Start Global…Hotness?

Once again bringing overpowering sex appeal to the LA Auto Show as only Italians can, Fiat delivered some very steamy videos to promote their latest offerings. The 500c Cabriolet video was especially thrilling and tastefully done. The 500e video was charming, but between the woman being in the passenger seat, and the overdose of analogies to Viagra by the announcer, it could’ve been better. Yes, you want to make a sexy electric car. We get that. But Tesla and Fisker have already been doing so for years now. Oh, a sexy affordable electric car.

November 29th

Chrysler To Make EV’s “Sparingly” For “Targeted Applications”

Nearly every automaker in the world has already rolled out at least one electric vehicle, even in limited quantities and markets. But not Chrysler, at least not yet. That will soon change though with an electric Fiat hitting dealerships next year, though the Chrysler-Fiat alliance still seems skeptical of vehicular electrification. Biding Time, Making Moves […]

August 10th

Chicago Auto Show – I Want A Fiat 500

As I mentioned before, the Chicago Auto Show has a number of ride-alongs and tracks for attendees to try out some of the vehicles. The Prius track was fantastic, but Jo Borras and I also rode in a Jeep Rubicon, a massive Dodge Ram, a Dodge Challenger, and the Fiat 500. In short, we rode […]

February 12th

Top 10 Gas2 Stories Of 2011

It seems hard to believe, but 2011 is all but over. In my first year as Editor of Gas2, I’ve tried to bring you lots of cool, weird, and interesting stories on alternative fuels. But which stories did you, the readers, respond most to? Well to round out the year, I’ve compiled a list of […]

December 30th