Fiat often was very progressive and new techniques were usually picked up fast. In 1964 an electrically powered 850 was tested. I wonder what the range was and whether you arrived anywhere at all. The handling must have been horrible with that enourmous battery pack in the back.

850-Elektrisch

850-Elektrisch

A Spider was electrified in the USA. Just because it was technically possible?

850Spider-Elektrisch

These pictures are from the Italian magazine Quattroruote.