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Chrysler Provides Details on New Cars’

Chrysler has entered the for an electric car, unveiling prototypes that could be one the in 2010. The company has committed to just one of the new versions, however.

unveiled three models: the EV, the Jeep EV, and the Chrysler EV, only one of will be brought to market as of its ENVI program. In 2009, the GEM Peapod will go on sale; Peapods are in active use today, to Chrysler.

You’re looking at a line of electric vehicles, so one has to has to understand that we’ve huge commitments both a resource standpoint and a financial said Bob Nardelli, chief of Chrysler, who spoke to CNBC morning.

The new models will go head-to-head the Chevy Volt, as well as gas-electric hybrid vehicles on the market.

However, only one of the is a pure electric car, the EV. Both the Jeep EV and Chrysler EV has a gas as backup, taking over both vehicles have about 40 miles under power. The range of the Dodge EV, is between 150 to 200 miles under power, according to Chrysler.

Here’s a quick rundown of the new

Dodge EV: This purely roadster is Detroit’s answer to the Motors electric sports With an electric engine of generating the equivalent of 268 horsepower and 480 of torque, the sportster boasts an 0-60 time of less 6.0 seconds, and a quarter-mile in less 13 seconds. The top speed is about 120 MPH or with a range of between 160 to 200 on a single charge.

According to recharging will take hours using U.S. 110-volt outlets, or about that using a 220-volt

By comparison, Tesla’s roadster 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds, top speeds of over 130 MPH before the powertrain was installed.

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Jeep EV: The platform might seem to be an choice for a gas-sipping hybrid, as the was originally built as a workhorse for the military. Chrysler hasn’t figures for the estimated curb Both two- and four-wheel versions will be produced, with 268 horsepower and 296 lb/feet of The Jeep EV will go 0-60 in 9 seconds, with a top speed of 90 MPH.

The estimated range is about 400 with more than 40 on the electric motor.

Chrysler EV: It be a Chrysler without a minivan. The Chrysler EV apparently includes the EV’s engine, as the horsepower and are rated identically. The minivan do 0-60 in 8.7 seconds, with a top of more than 100 MPH.

the Jeep EV, the range will be 400 miles, with more 40 miles using the electric

The GEM Peapod: The Peapod is already number one zero-emission electric with 38,000 of its six models in use today, according to Chrysler. has published more detailed for the snug little urban a curb weight of 1,290 with a gross weight of pounds. The tiny little car measures only 114 inches by 67 inches wide, by 70 inches with a turning circle of 32 feet.

The Peapod’s tiny electric motor delivers of just 26 miles per hour, a range of 30 miles. Charging are still between six to eight however.

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