Chrysler (Fiat) Breaks Pledge on Electric Cars PR Watch

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Chrysler (Fiat) Breaks on Electric Cars

Reuters reported that Chrysler’s new owner, Fiat, has disbanded its environmental division dedicated to a range of electric vehicles to This marks a major for Chrysler, which had used as part of the case for a $12.5 federal aid package.

Indeed, a to become more innovative and electric cars more available to consumers was a major of the case for taxpayer assistance then-CEO Robert Nardelli to the US House Committee on Financial in his testimony on behalf of Chrysler on 18, 2008 and December 4, 2008. For in his December statement, Nardelli . we expect that 500,000 electric-drive vehicles will be on the by 2013. And, in a

December 15, 2008 interview CNN Money . Lou Rhodes, Chrysler’s President for Advanced Vehicle insisted that electric aren’t just a side-show or a relations move for Chrysler, but a strategic move.

Those statements were of Chrysler’s push for the Auto Financing and Restructuring Act of 2008. would have provided $14 in emergency loans to the Big Three the bill passed the House, but was by Senate Republicans in December Despite the inability to overcome a of this bailout plan, the administration sought to aid the industry in ways, including by awarding a $70 grant as part of the American and Investment Act of 2009 to develop electric trucks and minivans, as of the administration’s commitment to electric and energy independence under its economy plan .

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Despite these investments and prior promises, its new foreign Fiat (which purchased the assets and debt after filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy has fired the company’s Envi trust, and now FIat’s CEO, Marchionne, says I do not believe in EVs and I think that electric would represent just one or two per of Chrysler`s sales by 2014 (or 60,000 cars), a far cry from the a million originally pledged. But did decide to keep Chrysler VP Lou on to oversee its meager commitment

to EV, saving at least one American job.

So, Fiat broke Chrysler’s to the American people, but why would the automaker care about taxpayers or building a green in the states? Just one more to question the bailout of companies than American workers

News article by Steve a new intern with CMD, who is in political science and legal at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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