TURIN - The ZEUS consortium of four cities, which is trying to promote zero and low emission vehicles in urban areas, will purchase 127 Fiat Seicento Elettras next year, and it has an option on 99 more.
The car is the electric version of the successor to the Fiat Cinquecento.
By joining forces, the cities negotiated a better price.
Sources in Stockholm said the city would pay SKr165,000 ($21,600) for its cars, while the sticker price is SKr206,000 ($27,000).
The regular Seicento debuts at the Geneva auto show in March. It is expected to cost about half that when it goes on sale next year.
The cities ordering cars are Palermo (88 now and 33 optioned), Athens (22 and 5), Copenhagen (10 and 13) and Stockholm (7 and 48).
The Seicento Elettra has four seats, compared to just two in the Panda and Cinquecento Elettra. The Seicento Elettra's range is 80km. Top speed is 100kph. It will use lead acid batteries. The Panda Elettra will continue in production.