The Italian car maker revealed at the London car show in 2008 a Fiat 500 fitted with a 22 kilowatt lithium ion battery unit that gave the electric vehicle a range of 112 kilometres and a top speed of 100 km/h.
Unlike some small battery electric vehicles, Fiat was able to retain the back seat in its electric car 500. The batteries are hidden beneath the back seat and under the floor. Fiat rates the electric motor in the concept car at 255 horsepower and claims it will dash from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds. Fiat says top speed would be greater than 110 miles per hour and adds it could go up to 100 miles on a single charge.