Chrysler announces new Fiat 500 electric vehicle

The Chrysler Group announced on March 22 its plans to engineer and produce a pure electric vehicle using the Fiat 500 platform, which was shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.

“The alliance with Fiat presented new opportunities to merge Chrysler Group engineering knowledge with new platforms and the Fiat 500EV is an outstanding example of our efforts,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President Engineering–Chrysler Group LLC. “The Fiat 500 is a small, lightweight platform perfect for integrating electric-vehicle technology.”

[Industry Week]