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Fiat boss: Don’t buy my 500e EV

Fiat boss: Don’t buy my 500e EV

Fiat's 500e electric car was never going to be a volume seller, but Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne is apparently doing his best to make it even less popular, telling would-be buyers he'd actually prefer them to skip the battery-powered vehicle. The blunt boss criticized the US regulations that force car companies to develop EVs, arguing that the value drivers and the government place on such cars simply don't line up with what it costs Fiat Chrysler to make them.

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Fiat 500L Beats Edition puts Dr. Dre in your dash

Fiat 500L Beats Edition puts Dr. Dre in your dash

If you thought you were cool because you had Beats headphones, think again; now you need a new set of car keys. Fiat has revealed the 500L Beats Edition, a special version of its larger city car, complete with a stereo developed, tuned, and calibrated by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine as well as a new paint job complete with red and chrome trim.

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California-exclusive 2013 Fiat 500e is priced at $32,500

California-exclusive 2013 Fiat 500e is priced at $32,500

The Fiat 500e will be sold exclusively in California for the price-tag of $32,500 MSRP. The first deliveries of this car are expected to occur this summer. You will be able to purchase a Fiat 500e at the starting price of $32,500, however, for those that are eligible for federal credits, state incentives, and FIAT rebates, you will be able to purchase this vehicle for as low as $20,500. You will also be able to lease the 500e for a down payment of $999 and monthly payments of $199 a month for 36 months.

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Fiat and Mazda ink new Alfa Romeo/Miata roadster deal for 2015

Fiat and Mazda ink new Alfa Romeo/Miata roadster deal for 2015

Fiat and Mazda have officially inked the deal which will refettle the MX-5 (aka the Miata) as Alfa Romeo's next open-top sports car, expected to hit showrooms in 2015. The agreement [pdf link] was first mooted back in May 2012, and will see the as-yet-unnamed Alfa Romeo droptop eventually go on sale globally; meanwhile, Mazda will also offer its own version of the car, the next-gen MX-5.

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Fiat shows off two new 500 concepts

Fiat shows off two new 500 concepts

Fiat has announced two new concept cars based on its diminutive 500 that will debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The new concept cars are based on the company's high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500 Turbo. Fiat says that the concept cars are designed to showcase how unique, sporty, and personal the 500 can look.

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2013 Fiat 500e earns 108 MPGe rating from the EPA

2013 Fiat 500e earns 108 MPGe rating from the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the Fiat 500e the highest highway MPGe rating ever earned by an electric vehicle in the US - 108 MPGe. In addition, this snazzy little car is also estimated to get a range of 87 miles when completely charged, trumping all other electric vehicles in the US. The 500e will be arriving in California at FIAT Studios in Q2 of this year.

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio unveiled

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio unveiled

Cool small carmaker Fiat has unveiled the new 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. Fiat says that little turbocharged car is track capable and has a clever open top design offering high-performance four passenger fun. The car promises the most interior space, rear seat legroom, and shoulder room among key competitors in a segment.

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