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Old 09-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Chrysler's New EV Unveiled On CNBC This Morning!

Right now on CNBC, Chrysler is unveiling its new EV and gas friendly line up of cars for the upcoming model years.


CNBC-Video

Background stories:
Chrysler's EV?
Chrysler's turn to unveil its electric vehicle plan

Chrysler in talks for EV batteries
Chrysler talks to A123 for electric car batteries-WSJ | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

The Big 3 looks like they are coming around. Chrysler was the only automaker that did not produce EV's in the 1996 era. Today, they are jumping on board... full charge ahead!

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FOUR new EV's were announced live on CNBC: Dodge EV, Jeep EV, (A minivan EV) and a NEV called Gem.

The Dodge EV is the flagship vehicle. The car can do 0-60 in 5 seconds as driven by the news reporter live on TV! The car has a reported 100+ mile range. The Dodge EV can also take a full charge in 8 hours using a standard 120V outlet.

The Jeep EV will feature four wheel motors! Range on electric is 40 miles with an on-board 1.0 Liter engine that extends range to 400 miles.

The minivan EV will have a 40 mile electric and 400 mile hybrid mode range.


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Old 09-23-2008, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recall Chrysler's media hypefest over their "Patriot Hybrid". Chrysler Patriot hybrid-electric racing car

That went nowhere. How far this one goes remains to be seen.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very cool. It would be awesome if they could bring the cars to market. They have been sending out teasers about the Jeep EV for quiet some time now
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Like Frank said, I'll believe it when I can buy one. But, I honestly don't think they have much choice. They have to do something. I do like the option of a hybrid minivan. Nobody has done one yet.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I just read about the Jeep EV on a couple different websites and I have to say that I am excited now.
I am a Ford man by birth, but I was looking forward to the release of the Chevy Volt because I truly believe that is the short term fix we need. But now I read that Jeep is looking at doing a 4dr Jeep EV! I think I'll wait a little longer to see what else is on the horizon and if Chrysler can make it through these tough times.

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