Autocar notebook: Fiat’s first electric vehicle, the pleasure of not driving and much more Car News

A refined act

We learned about Fiat’s radical electric future last month, but it turns out Fiat electric vehicles have been around for decades. The Polish National Museum of Technology acquired a Polish-made Fiat 125p which was electrified at the Electrotechnical Institute in Warsaw in 1977.

It has a range of just 62 miles and a top speed of 50mph, but that’s impressive considering it has eight 40kg batteries in its trunk.

Gemera launches

Do you have three minutes and 42 seconds to spare? Koenigsegg has released a video of the boss himself, Christian von Koenigsegg, launching and driving the first completed prototype of the Gemera, a mega-GT due in 2023 with 1,700hp from a 2.0-litre triple turbo and three EV engines .

We’ve yet to verify its 250mph top speed, 1.9s 0-62mph time or 31-mile EV range, but we now know this: it doesn’t feel like the Ford Puma.

For non-drivers

A self-driving Lotus would appear to contradict the company’s ‘for drivers’ mantra, but attributes boss Gavan Kershaw said while the new Eletre SUV offers level four range, it doesn’t cede driver engagement. “There are days when you want to drive the car and days when you want your ride to be assisted. We see it more as a commuting aid. »

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This notice was published: 2022-04-18 23:01:24

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