Chrysler has confirmed that it will put an all-electric Fiat 500 on sale in the US in 2012.
The Fiat 500 is seen as a key part of making the Fiat/Chrysler alliance work in America, with petrol-powered versions of the car going on sale in the US in 2010.
"Beginning in 2012, Chrysler Group will manufacture the Fiat 500EV for the US market," a Chrysler statement said.. "Pricing will be announced closer to launch, but will be competitive with similar electric vehicles in the market."
Few technical details were revealed, beyond the fact the car will use a lithium ion battery and will be developed at Chrysler's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
A prototype of the vehicle was unveiled at the Detroit motor show earlier this year.
Fiat has mad eno official comment on whether an electric Fiat 500 will be sold in Europe, beyond confirming that a suitable car is "under development".