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Chrysler Group announced May 9 it is replacing the power inverter module (PIM) in an estimated 4,141 Fiat 500e electric cars to prevent coolant seepage that may cause power loss while driving. A PIM alters electric current to accommodate battery-powered propulsion. Fiat explained a routine warranty data review prompted an investigation, during which Chrysler Group […]

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Fiat is recalling over 270 all-electric 500e cars to ensure their halfshaft bolts are propery tightened. No accidents or injuries have been reported, but in a worst-case scenario the halfshafts (front drive axles) could come apart. The issue was discovered when engineers realized two steps during assembly were not completed properly. Owners will be offered […]

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Fiat is turning the spotlights on its electric 500 during Oscar week. The Fiat 500e “Into the Green” program, which was launched this past November with the objective to build awareness for the first fully electric Fiat 500, is ready to take the stage in 2013 during the week leading to “The Oscars.” The Fiat […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the Fiat 500e’s highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe. The Fiat 500e has a 116-MPGe combined rating; its city rating is 122 MPGe. EPA testing also has indicated that, when fully charged, the Fiat 500e will travel about 87 miles. In addition, the EPA estimates the annual cost […]

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