Despite being now far from its past as an 'automobile mono-culture' dominated by Fiat, Turin is still a city with a strong industrial vocation. Manufacturing, and in particular the automotive and high-tech sectors, continue to play an important role in the economy of the metropolitan city, according to the Mista project, carried out by the ESPON Eu...

The New York Auto Show was pretty predictable for the most part; lots of model refreshes, trim lines and new engines. The stuff you would expect from a lot of auto shows. But there was one truly bizarre, inexplicable appearance: the Fiat 500 Electric. For reasons unknown to us, or even to a Stellantis PR representative, the Fiat booth was not adorn...

In the new episode of the show I tell you the story of Giovanni Battista Ceirano, the man behind the birth of Fiat and Italy’s automotive industry. It all started in his bicycle workshop at the time of Turin’s national exposition in 1898, when he assembled the “Welleyes” car, the first ever produced in Italy. It was in a nearby café that a group of...

A simpler time. A time when life was far less complicated, a golden age in the memories of most Italians. This was a time when anything & everything seemed possible. A time to dance, to sing, to laugh, to be together. It was the age of the Italian Dream. The age of making Italy great again... in a simple and humble way. Not the way of Mussolini, bu...

Stellantis and Amazon said Wednesday that they have reached a a series of global, multi-year agreements to transform the in-vehicle experience of millions of people who own cars produced by the Italian-American-French group. The carmaker said it would accelerate its shift to becoming a sustainable mobility tech company through this relationship, wh...

The Italian icon in its two versions, New 500 3+1 and the New (500)RED , is on display in the Electrification Zone, one of the four on the Stellantis stand @ CES. CES® 2022, January 5th to 8th, is the world’s pre-eminent technology event and the ideal setting to showcase Stellantis’ capabilities today and preview the future of advanced electrificat...

The 2022 Fiat 500e has been announced as the “Best Urban Electric Car” at the 2022 DrivingElectrics Awards. It marked the fourth year for the DrivingElectric Awards, and the first year to feature the “Best Urban Electric Car” category. “Last year’s DrivingElectric Car of the Year, the Fiat 500e is still the best in its segment. Reinvented for the e...

It’s 1934, and a not-so-young Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, is boldldy posing at the wheel of a Fiat Balilla Spider Corsa, for a picture that will soon become iconic as his manifesto of Modern living and thinking. All of a sudden it’s 2021, and a spot of buttercups is shaken by the whirring yet silent motion of an electri...

Flemings Ultimate Garage of Rockville, Maryland, has a small cult following of 60,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel. We’re delighted that they’ve finally managed to get their hands on one of the most elusive Italian sports cars of the 90s.This 1995 Launch Edition example is painted in a striking yet adorable orange with a black leather inter...

The Fiat 500e makes you smile. Whether as a driver, a passenger, or even a spectator this little retro nod to the 1950s cinquecento is, simply put, a huge hit, as I have discovered driving the car in and around London on a fine September weekend. The face is friendly, almost cheeky, the proportions petit and the form curvy without being cutesy. The...