The definition of a city car is satisfied only if it has almost nil of those harmful emissions. The Fiat 500 qualifies as a perfect city car- It's compact, it has a small turning circle radius, it has swift acceleration coupled to start-stop system for better fuel economy. But is it a low, or let me put it better- a "no" emissions car?
But eco-friendly Sweden, where the Indica Vista EV will go through a demonstration program, urges to make the change. Fiat, Alelion Batteries and Autoadapt AB, former a L-Ion battery supplier and the latter a Swedish company known for building innovative vehicles, will tie-up and manufacture an electric powertrain for the Fiat 500. The engine, exhaust system and fuel tank are done away with in the whole process.
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One is left with the option of choosing from among three battery options that give you- 100, 150 and 200 km range.
As this will be an experimental venture, 100 cars will be produced this year, and 300 will be made in 2010.
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