The family of the little Fiat 500 is growing. After this year’s introduction of the larger, five-door 500L model, the Italian brand is set to give its baby car electric power. The 500e, as it’s called, “brings Italian flavour to the electric vehicle market” says Fiat.

We don’t have the details yet, but the zero-emission 500e premiered on the “green carpet” of the recent 2012 American Music Awards. It will be shown to the general public for the first time at the 2012 LA Auto Show later this month, so perhaps we’ll know more about the 500e then.

Fiat says that the 500e will be available in the state of California next year.