No Fiat EVs Planned For Europe
Some two years after introducing 500e in California, Fiat still isn’t even planning to launch any electric cars in Europe.
By the end of June, Fiat delivered over 10,000 500e in the US, but the Italian company doesn’t see demand for electric cars in Europe. In fact, Fiat probably doesn’t see demand in the US and introduced the 500e only as a compliance car.
Luca Napolitano, head of brand for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said:
“We prefer to invest in different fuels like LPG or CNG than on electric. [An electric 500] exists but there’s no demand in Europe, despite the emphasis from some manufacturers. What we believe is hybrid presents an opportunity for the future, for [the city car] class and others.”
Source: EV Fleet World