German Forklift Truck Firm Creates Financially Viable Fiat 500 Electric Car (.PDF Download)

German forklift truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling, together with Hamburg-based Fiat specialists Karabag, has converted a conventional Fiat 500 into an electric car. The Karabag 500E features a three-phase asynchronous motor providing 20 kW of nominal power, and a 125-V, 11-kW lithium polymer battery. Performance of the car is best described as leisurely, but it will reach a top speed of 105 km/h and has a range of 100 km.

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