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1972 Fiat X1/23 Concept

Fiat X1/23 City Car, developed almost three decades ago, is a classic example of an electric city car. It is a two-seat passenger electric vehicle with a maximum speed of 75 km/h and a range of 70 km at a constant 50 km/h speed.


It features front-wheel drive, a 13.5 horsepower DC motor with separate excitation, and a transistorized solid-state controller with regeneration braking.


This car's curb weight is 820 kg, of which 166 kg is taken by Yardney nickel-zinc batteries, which have a maximum capacity of 1.75 times that of conventional lead-acid batteries.


Images: Mario Buonocunto Concept Cars Page; www.shorey.net