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Chrysler s Lou Rhodes Divulges Car Plans to CNNMoney


By Chris

CNNMoney scored an exclusive with Lou Rhodes. Chrysler s president for advanced vehicle and president of Chrysler s ENVI which was the team that out the three environmentally-friendly electric concepts at the 2008 North International Auto Show in The article shed some specific information about s short- and medium-term plans for electric vehicles.

Chrysler many of us a few weeks ago when it three electric vehicles a a Jeep Wrangler, and a Lotus sports car and said that it put at least one of the three into Also interesting was that the and minivan were plug-in EVs the Chevy Volt will be, and the Volt s 40-mile electric-only but in a far heavier package with far sophisticated aerodynamics (or, in the of the Jeep, an utter lack of According to Rhodes, Chrysler this by using larger packs than the Volt (27 KWh in the Jeep, versus 16 KWh in the Volt, for

Unlike with the Volt, will be mostly exclusive to that vehicle (plus a select few others, such as the FlexTreme and possibly a future Chrysler intends to democratize its of the motor vehicle, offering all of its models in both electric and variants.  The motors will be the external size regardless of the vehicle is small or large, but have different internal to make them more or powerful as necessary, as well as sizes of battery packs upon power needs, but the batteries that make up the will be the same in every except that some will have more or cells in the pack than The benefit of this strategy be economies of scale and simplicity in which will probably the EV cost premium for Chrysler

s EVs much smaller than GM s 100% markup from a Cruze to a $40,000 Volt tax credits, of course).

Chrysler will then more production toward EVs if gas are high, and more production gasoline powered versions of the vehicles if gasoline prices are The company is hoping to have the to pull off those fast changes.

Stage two of Chrysler s EV occurs with the next of vehicles, in the 2012 to 2015 Vehicles being designed now for in those years will alternative floorpans depending whether the vehicle will be powered or powered by an internal engine.  For example, a gasoline Challenger needs a large tunnel under the floor, but an version of the same car would not that sure would to be a good spot to stow batteries and it s low to the ground, helping the car s of gravity).

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  The electric and gasoline versions of the car built in the same factory have the flexibility to change the method engineered into the from the start, making such as sacrificing half of the space for battery packs unnecessary.

Chrysler really to be trying hard to not only its image as a seller of nothing but Hemis and trucks, which is a great idea on its part, in light of the fact that its hangs in the balance depending what President Bush to do about granting a short-term loan and for the fact that its lineup (with some cars sprinkled in for good is not very compelling to consumers in an era of oil availability.  The name of the game is and if Chrysler can roll out an entire of cars that doesn t gasoline, then they ll go a way toward shedding that image.

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