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.

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Source: CNN Money

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8 comments:

  (180) posted on 05.4.2009

Whoa! Pretty interesting for an American car that has finally got something to be proud of. They better make sure that this sports car would really be able to come up with that horsepower. though I don’t have questions about its looks. It’s sure is pretty.

  (137) posted on 05.4.2009

This Dodge EV is really designed to compete with those plug-in cars and of course comply with emission standards.

  (289) posted on 05.4.2009

Well, EV cars trend to come up with low emission vehicles. But of course low emission does not mean zero emission and could be harmful to the environment at all but low emission of course is a lot better that high emission.

  (177) posted on 05.4.2009

This electrified Dodge is sure pretty. But not as good looking as the one being offered by Tesla and Fisker like the Karma Sunset.

  (231) posted on 05.4.2009

The orange Dodge EV you see here is basically an electrified Lotus Europa. Lotus Engineering, a subsidiary of Lotus the automaker, is a Tier 1 supplier to automotive OEMs and has its North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI.
They supply everything from suspension designs (like the new Dodge Ram’s rear coil suspension) to chassis components.
Chrysler has a long relationship with Lotus Engineering so this announcement isn’t simply them just copying Tesla.

  (318) posted on 05.4.2009

I don’t know with the orange color for thus Lotus, but whatever they are planning with this electric car it sure does intend to jump first with the trend on most car manufacturing industry and receive the emission standard certification.

  (314) posted on 05.4.2009

Yes, Are they not stealing Tesla technology here? The Tesla cars are not pure plug-in as they have internal combustion engine that twill be used after the car runs out of batterycharge. So maybe that’s the entire difference of this Lotus car with the other plug-in cars.

  (421) posted on 05.4.2009

Well, despite the bankruptcy concerns, Chrysler, is still in the competition. Last week Tesla and Fiskers electric cars were planned for marketing outside US, GM also had its test mules for Voltz. But if this Chrysler’s all plug-in electric sports car will come out soon will it be a good competitor for Tesla and Fisker or as what many have said a stolen technology?

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