The Fiat 500 Electric Car By Micro-Vett
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - The car specialist company Newteon, displayed the Fiat 500 Micro-Vett electric car at the 2009 EVER Monaco car show last week. Newteon says that there will be just 50 examples of the 500 Electric built and the car sells for a price of 35,000 Euros fully equipped. The Italian company Micro-Vett company works closely with Fiat on the development of electric cars, and they also had the 500 Electric available for test drives at EVER.
The Fiat 500 Micro-Vett Electric uses a lithium-polymer 22kWh battery pack that is manufactured by Kokam. The 500 Electric has a maximum range of 112 km (70 miles) and a top speed of 96 km/h (60 mph). The battery pack is recharged to full capacity in 6-8 hours. Micro-Vett uses the 5 speed transmission in conjunction with the electric motor so as to gain efficiencies from using a small electric motor coupled to the right ratio gear for a given speed. The Fiat 500 Electric also has climate control, ABS brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, a CD Player, and the complete set of air bags as found on the petrol/diesel version of the car.