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Old 03-14-2019, 02:26 PM   #165 (permalink)
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RIP Fiat 500

Another one bites the dust!

A Fiat executive has said that the next gen (2020) Fiat 500 will be EV-only.

Fiat in the U.S. could not reveal any more information about the Centoventi or its production intent, saying it’s just a concept. But FCA chief marketing officer Olivier François told Top Gear something quite different: that it previews the strategy behind an all-new Fiat 500e due just a year from now—one that will be electric-only.

An EV-only option will not meaningfully reverse the 500's sales plummet in the U.S.:

Fiat 500 sales

2012: 43,772
2013: 36,375
2014: 33,708
2015: 25,084
2016: 15,587
2017: 12,685
2018: 5,370

You just have to look at what happened to the Smart Fortwo's sales when it went EV-only.

Ciao, 500!
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