Chrysler’s first electric sportscar will develop 268 hp
Times are tough and Chrysler is was keeping their chin up when they revealed their EV electric concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. The production version of the concept is expected to be unveiled sometime in 2010. The forward thinking sportscar will be powered by lithium-ion battery technology and have a maximum output of 268 HP.
The EV should be able to hit 60 MPH from a standstill in under five seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 120 MPH. The production version will be a purely plug-in model. There will be neither gas tank nor any trace of an internal combustion engine. The battery pack should provide enough juice to cruise for 150 to 200 miles before requiring a recharge.
Following the success of the EV sportscar, Chrysler will come out with electric-powered cars, SUVs and crossovers. That is if they American auto giant can survive their Chapter 11 proceedings.
Source: CNN Money