Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stated once that every Fiat 500e sold cost company at least $14,000, but apparently that doesn't stop him from make new plans today for an electric city car for Europe.

It's still not clear what model would be introduced, but Fiat probably can't afford to stay electric-less forever in Europe.

On the exotic side, under the Maserati brand, Fiat could also introduce some kind of high-end EV into Tesla's territory.

In this case, an electric Maserati Alfieri (see in non-electric concept form above) is apparently in future plans, but Marchionne has refused to launch one in his 'last 5 year contract' through 2018, so perhaps we will see the vehicle in 2019 when the CEO finally retires and some new blood comes on board.

Sergio Marchionne said:

"I’m not as convinced as some others are about the fact that electrification is the solution for all of man’s ills. We need to experiment as we are doing now with connected cars and mobility as electrification is one of the potential answers."

For now we are looking ahead of Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid, utilizing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (PHEV) powertrain.

source: Bloomberg