Chrysler utilises Fiat partnership to develop Fiat 500EV
Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV demonstrates the immediate benefits of the alliance between Chrysler Group and the Fiat Group as well as the speed at which the two companies can work together on advanced vehicle programs.
Scott Kunselman, senior vice president Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC, said: ‘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. The Fiat 500 is a small, lightweight platform perfect for integrating electric-vehicle technology.’
The Fiat 500EV power train is comprised of three main systems; high power electric power train module, advance lithium ion battery, and an EV control unit to manage power flows.
The Fiat 500EV is expected to go on general sale at the beginning of 2012 in the United States.