Fiat X1/23

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The Fiat X1/23 is a concept car originally shown in 1972 at the Turin Motor Show and in 1976 as an electric car by the Italian manufacturer Fiat.[1] Designed by Centro Stile Fiat, it is a small two-seater city car,[2] unlike any Fiat produced at the time.

The 1976 X1/23 is fitted with a 14 kW electric motor driving the front wheels and equipped with regenerative braking. Batteries are located at the rear. The X1/23 has a top speed of 45 mph (72.4 km/h) and a claimed range of about 50 miles (80.5 km). Despite its diminutive size, the car weighs 820 kg (1,810 lb), 166 kg (366 lb) of which was due to the battery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Cars. [S.l.]: Herald Bks. 1982. p. 45. ISBN 0-910714-14-2. 
  2. ^ "1972 FIAT X1/23". Concept Cars. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fiat City Car (X1/23)". The Petrol Stop. Retrieved 15 April 2012.