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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.


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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!

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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