2021 Fiat 500e first drive — Could this Italian icon tempt you to go electric?

Dec 23, 2020 396

BY: Robert Llewellyn

It’s fair to say that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hasn’t been the fastest off the mark when it comes to electric cars. With the lead-footedness displayed across all its brands — Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, and Ram — you could be forgiven for thinking that the Italian-American multinational simply isn’t interested in having an electric future. Or a future at all.

Perhaps though, the thaw has started, and perhaps it’s the impending merger with the PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall) that will spark FCA into life. The fine print indicates that effectively, the more progressive PSA is acquiring FCA. In the new group, to be known as Stellantis, it looks like an electrification is core to the strategy of CEO Carlos Tavares, Carlos Ghosn’s former protege at Renault.

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SOURCE: https://electrek.co/

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