2013 Fiat 500e (Electric) - US$ 32,500 or US$ 199 Per Month (in California)
Priced at $32,500 MSRP with no help from the state/federal government, Fiat says that for those who are “eligible”, the price can drop as low as $20,500 after federal credits, state incentives and FIAT rebates are included.
Alternatively, Californian residents can lease the car for $199 per month for 36 months. Still, a $999 down payment is required for the latter.
The 500e has an EPA-certified range of 87 miles, or 139 km, which Fiat says is “best-in-class and better than all U.S.-market all-electric vehicles produced by high-volume manufacturers.”
Obama Wants $2 Billion Invested in Green Vehicle Research
US president Barack Obamahas announced that he wants to ask Congress to approve a $2 billion funds injection for green vehicle technology research.
The money will come from the US’ own gas and oil operations currently online in federal waters – using oil cash to fund green tech seems a bit contrived, but at least the industry is encouraged. The money would be slowly set aside over the next decade, and it will go towards the development of full electric vehicles and battery tech, CNG and biofuels.
According to an official White House statement, the trust “is designed to invest in breakthrough research that will make the technologies of the future cheaper and better — technologies that will protect American families from spikes in gas prices and allow us to run our cars and trucks on electricity or homegrown fuels.”
Tony Stark Says Sayonara to NSX, Returns to Audi and its R8 e-tron for Iron Man 3
The man in the iron suite, played by Robert Downey Jr., will sit behind the wheel of the battery-powered R8 e-tron in the third installment of the Iron Man, which is due to hit theater screens on May 3.
The LFLC comes fully loaded with safety and comfort specification and is powered by a new version of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system developed especially for the occasion. The standard EV mode allows Santa to land quietly on rooftops, while the 800 reindeer-power allows for quick transportation, while its emissions are less than a single reindeer.
The new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the second model in the brand’s rangeafter the B-Class conceptto incorporate the “Electric Drive” designation, which will be used on all battery-powered electric passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG and Smart.
The high-tech SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive utilizes four electric motors positioned close to the wheels, and which produce a combined output of 740Hp (552kW or 751PS) and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft), making it the most powerful production AMG model of all time.
The battery-powered SLS AMG is said to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.9 seconds with its top speed electronically governed at 250km/h (155mph).
First deliveries of the limited run SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive will begin in July of 2013 with prices in Germany starting at a whopping €416,500 (US$536,200 at the current exchange rates), or more than twice the cost of the petrol engine-powered SLS AMG GT (€204,680).