It is no surprise that everyone seems to be going green these days.
Yes, a lot of the hustle and bustle is due to the growing concern over our environment, but we will bet on the fact that some of it has to do with another type of greenery.
We are talking cold hard cash and with the introduction of the Nissan Leaf (great green name by the way) it is no surprise to us that Chrysler is ready to join the ranks of us tree-huggers. Chrysler announced today that it will jump into the electric car market starting with an electric version of the Fiat 500 with production beginning in 2012.
The Fiat 500EV will more than likely be modeled after the prototype demonstrated in January at the North American International Show in Detroit.
It will be Chrysler’s first electric vehicle and will feature three main systems to power its engine; an electric powertrain module, a lithium ion battery, and a control unit to manage power flows.
The demo previewed at the auto show boasted a range of over 100 miles, but Chrysler would not comment on the range of the production model.