Fiat’s hybrids put brand on the road to a greener future
The car-maker has launched part-electric versions of the 500 and the Panda, and while they might not be game-changers, it’s a step in the right direction
It has been a long time coming, but Fiat has finally joined the part-electric party.
It is launching a trio of mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs) in the form of the 500 Hybrid, the 500C Hybrid (the soft-top version of the 500 hatch) and the Panda Hybrid. All three employ a new petrol engine with a rather subtle level of electrical assistance.
In the case of both the 500 and the Panda, this technology is not being...
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