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Chrysler announces one EV for 2010

by David Zatz on

Chrysler has sent out a brochure which proclaims, “Watch for one of these exciting new models to appear in 2010.” Pictured are the Dodge EV, Chrysler EV, and Jeep EV – modified versions of a Lotus (Dodge Circuit), Town & Country minivan, and Jeep Wrangler.

The Dodge and Chrysler are most likely to reach production quickly. The minivan is the target of a Post Office grant, and is probably the easiest to modify given the space available; while the Dodge Circuit could be built in small numbers by Lotus or at Conner Avenue, and is less complex given the lack of a range extender.

Chrysler built Dodge and Plymouth electric minivans in the 1990s, some of which remain on the road. (Thanks, MooseEater.)

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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