Fiat is the latest to introduce an allelectric car

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The 500e will initially be only in California

Back in the they had something called the Electrification Administration. It rushed stringing wires to bring to isolated farms and small

Today we have something of similar. Call it the Mobile Agglomeration. Automakers are rushing jamming big batteries into cars and pronouncing them or hybrid vehicles.

The sparks have really flying this week, to the Los Angeles Car Show, where are rolling out and charging up their electric creations. The latest is the 500e, an all-electric version of the little car that hasn’t on quite as well in the U.S. as it has in

The 500e, which boasts a of about 80 miles, will be sold only in California, has a tough new law requiring automakers to a certain number of zero-tailpipe-emission But although it maintains a greeny if you take a tape measure to you notice something — pretty big.

Range anxiety

While San proper and parts of Los Angeles as high-density cities that tiny cars practical, the of the state is criss-crossed with freeways and commuters who travel great distances to get to work. this may be OK for tiny cars, it of works against all-electric most of which are limited to less than 100 miles on a

Think we’re exaggerating? a look at the saga of Nissan owner Rob Eshman. who contracted a bad of range anxiety buzzing — when not sitting in the breakdown lane — getting his Leaf.

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But California has that automakers must be at semi-pure so that’s where the cars are going, at least for

Fiat is also introducing a bigger version of the 500. the 500L, it comes witih doors and quite a bit more than the original 500, has not exactly been a barn since it was introduced in the U.S. two ago.

The powers that be at like to think the 500 is in the same as BMW’s Mini Cooper. can think that but most car would be to differ. We spent a with a 500 a few months ago and found it compared to any of the three Mini we’ve owned. (Actually, now four Mini Coopers No.

3 had the bad fortune to be in an underground parking in Jersey City, NJ, a few weeks

The car has done well worldwide, more than 1 million so far but in the U.S. have been a 36,000.

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