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Circuit EV debuts at Detroit Auto Show

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Chrysler is showing it may have reason to receive substantial bailout funds by revealing more details on the all-electric sports car it first told us about in the summer.

Based on a Lotus with Tesla components, the Dodge Circuit EV is a car we can only hope Chrysler builds, though its future is very much in doubt as the automaker struggles to stay afloat. Details on the car emerged just ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Sunday.

Should Chrysler find a way to build the Circuit, the car would deliver a 240 km 320 km range under the optimal conditions.

For more information, see the press release, below

Dodge Circuit EV: Brand new version of all-electric sports car boasts unique, fearless Dodge design

All-electric vehicle delivers sports car performance with zero gasoline consumption, zero tailpipe emissions and 150-200 mile driving range.

The Dodge Circuit EV displays bold exterior and interior styling with outstanding performance, zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.


The Dodge Circuit EV design screams pure sports car from every angle. The Dodge Circuit EV s profile demonstrates perfect proportions for balanced handling, placing the driver and passenger midway along the wheelbase. At the front of the vehicle, the distinctive Dodge crosshair grille splits the wind, sending it over the long, low hood and cleanly over the windshield and cockpit. The body sides feature a deep scallop, providing visual depth and also a functional rear-brake air duct.

At the rear, the functional elements blend with design to create a uniform finish.

The exterior styling of the Dodge Circuit EV mates bold Dodge styling to the no-compromise performance attributes of an all-electric performance sports car, said Ralph Gilles, Vice President – Design, Chrysler LLC. The Dodge Circuit EV offers an extremely fun-to-drive, expressive sports car without fuel consumption and with virtually no impact on the environment.

The Dodge Circuit EV is adorned in all-new Tangoreen exterior color, wearing large EV graphics on both sides of the sports car.

The uncomplicated interior of the Dodge Circuit EV delivers a combination of pure function and athletic refinement. The cockpit design puts complete control of the car at the driver s fingertips. Nestled within a leather-covered instrument cluster are two primary analog-face gauges.

A digital display conveys information regarding the electric-drive system.

The seats feature deep bolsters and are covered in premium leather. The same premium leather covers the center console and the width of the instrument panel.

The Dodge Circuit EV delivers all of the convenience features of a performance sports car, including premium sound system, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, speed control.

Propelled by a completely electric ENVI drivetrain, the Dodge Circuit EV posts impressive performance numbers:

0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds

¼-mile in 13 seconds

Top speed of more than 120 mph

Perhaps the most impressive Dodge Circuit EV number, however, is zero. That s how much gasoline the vehicle consumes while providing exhilarating sports car performance. It s also how much tailpipe emissions are produced.

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The Dodge Circuit EV utilizes just three powertrain components. These include a 200 kW (268 horsepower) electric motor to drive the wheels, an advanced lithium-ion battery system to power the electric-drive motor, and a controller that manages energy flow.

Working with the latest advanced lithium-ion battery technology, the Dodge Circuit EV has a driving range of 150 to 200 miles between charges – more than triple the average daily commute of most consumers. Recharging the vehicle is a simple one-step process: plugging into a standard 110-volt household outlet. The recharge time can be cut in half by using a typical 220-volt household appliance power outlet.

The Dodge Circuit EV offers driving enthusiasts a performance sports car that can be driven to work every day – without consuming gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions.

Dodge Circuit EV – Vehicle Specifications

Vehicle Type Battery Electric Vehicle,

2-passenger performance coupe

Weight and Dimensions

Length 153.5 inches / 3900 mm

Width 67.5 inches / 1714 mm

Height 45.3 inches / 1150 mm

Wheelbase 91.7 inches / 2330 mm

Track front / rear 57.4 inches / 1457 mm 58.7 inches / 1490 mm

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