Chrysler Unveils 3 Electric Car Prototypes One to Be Produced …

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In order to fit in with the cool kids, Chrysler decided to unveil three electric drive technology prototypes and they aren t only for car shows. Chrysler intends to produce at least one of them in late 2010 with a small number of EVs going out to testing fleets in 2009.

The three prototypes are a sports car, a minivan and a SUV. Read on for more details on each.

Chrysler s Electric Vehicle Technology

Chrysler s EV technology has been designed for two different usages:

100% electric cars, with only an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack and a power controller. The electric-drive system is being developed for front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive, and body-on-frame four-wheel-drive vehicle applications.

Range-extended vehicles, which are basically series plug-in hybrids like the GM Volt. These would have all the elements mentioned above, but also a small gasoline engine to act as generator when the batteries run out of power. This engine would not drive the wheels directly, it would only generate electricity.

Dodge EV

Based on the Lotus Europa S, the Dodge EV prototype is an electric rear-wheel-drive sports car. The electric-drive system consists of a 200 kW (268 hp) electric motor that can generate a huge 480 lb-ft of torque pretty much from 0 RPM, a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an integrated power controller.

0 to 60 performance is under 5 second. Quarter-mile is 13 seconds. Top speed is 120+ mph.

Driving range is 150-200 miles. It takes 8 hours to recharge the battery pack from a 110v outlet, but you can cut that to 4 hours with 220v.

Jeep EV

Unlike the all-electric Dodge EV (above), the Jeep EV is a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV), or a plug-in series hybrid.

Chrysler Electric Cars

Showing that weight and aerodynamics matter, the Jeep EV has a 27 kWh lithium-ion battery pack more than the Dodge EV but its all electric range is only 40 miles. After that, a gasoline engine kicks in and extends the range to about 400 miles (with 8 gallons of gas).

The electric motor generated 200 kW (268 hp) and 295 lb-ft of torque. No details yet on the gasoline engine. Chrysler says that it is also exploring four-wheel-drive, in-wheel electric motors to demonstrate the full reach of ENVI’s advanced electric-drive technologies.

The Jeep EV does 0 to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 90+ mph.

Chrysler EV

An electric minivan. Now that s interesting! A nice change from sports cars. The Chrysler EV minivan is another Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV), like the Jeep EV.

It has a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery, can drive 40 miles in all-electric mode and about 400 miles with 8 gallons of gasoline. The electric motor generates 190 kW (255 hp) and 258 lb-ft of torque.

0 to 60 mph acceleration takes approximately 9 seconds and top speed is 100+ mph.

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