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Chrysler Eyes 2010 for of One of Three Electric Cars

6:45 PM. The automaker unveils to roll out an electric Dodge and two hybrids, with the first hitting the streets in two years. The says it hasn t yet selected a supplier.

September 23, 2008

staying mum about its plans to electric cars to the market, said Tuesday it intends to three electric models with one of them scheduled to the North American market in

Chrysler is developing an all-electric sports car, a plug-in Jeep Wrangler and a plug-in Town Country minivan.

The which Chrysler calls electric cars, are run by an electric and include a small gasoline that charges a battery generates electricity to help the motor. General Motors is the same concept to engineer its which is due for market launch in (see Chevy Volt For 2010 Production ).

Chrysler created its electric-car just a year ago. The showed off concept hybrid and cars, including a Dodge sports coupe. at the Detroit Show in January, but had remained about its production plans its competitors touted their car models and launch schedules.

The vice chairman and president, Tom ended a press conference by that the public is likely to be by the wide-ranging electric plan his unveiled.

It’s a proud day for men and women at Chrysler, LaSorda said. Our are excited about this.

hasn’t decided which of the vehicles will arrive on the first, as the decision will on the three models’ development LaSorda said.

The company hasn’t settled on the pricing for the models or where they be produced. LaSorda declined to say how electric vehicles the company to produce per year.

Asked news reports that might produce lithium-ion for Chrysler, LaSorda said, We all the battery guys. We haven’t a battery supplier yet.

A123Systems, a Watertown, Mass. is developing lithium-ion batteries for Chevrolet Volt plug-in and for electric cars by Think of Norway (see A123Systems for $175M IPO ).

Meanwhile, Chrysler a research project with Electric to develop battery Chrysler’s executive vice for product development, Frank said the research is at an early and declined to say whether batteries the project are expected to be ready in for the first launch in two years.

from the Dodge, the other two electric cars will fit de signs for already-established models.

contrasts with GM’s as the company designed a brand-new or architecture for its first plug-in the Volt.

LaSorda said Chrysler against creating all-new for its first three models though some say that could lead to much and more fuel-efficient vehicles in to launch its new models quickly.

spending the time to develop an platform, we can spend the time on the system to match the vehicle the right battery and motor LaSorda said.

But he expects the design process to differ the development of the two other models. plans to work with Cars a little bit to build the car, he said.

You might see minor changes to the platform, on where we want to take the car in the LaSorda added.

LaSorda declined to say when the would publicly unveil a car for any of the three models intended for

He added that Mercedes-Benz contribute to the design and engineering of the electric models. Mercedes’ company, Daimler, sold to Cerberus Capital Management in

In other news Tuesday, said it plans to build six of neighborhood electric cars at tooling around university military bases and parks, for The newly named GreenEcoMobility, a owned by Chrysler and formerly Global Electric Motorcars. produce the cars, which have a top speed of 25 miles per After staying mum about its to make electric cars, said Tuesday it intends to three electric models one of them scheduled to reach the American market in 2010.

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