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Why it's green: Runs on battery power.

Why it's cool: Retro styling, tiny size.

Officially, Chrysler says the Fiat 500 BEV (for Battery-powered Electric Vehicle) on display on the Fiat-Chrysler stand in Detroit was strictly a trial balloon to gauge interest, with no plans to mass produce it. However, it would be logical to assume that Chrysler and its new parent, Fiat, are seriously considering an electric Fiat 500. Rival European brands like Smart and Mini have already announced plans to offer EVs. Meanwhile, Chrysler plans to offer a gasoline-powered Fiat 500 in the United States by late 2010.


 

 

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