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Fiat-Chrysler Announces Electric Car and Hybrid Truck

Tuesday 23rd, 2010 at 6:33 PM

by: michael.leroy

An electric Fiat 500 and hybrid Ram are in development

Fiat-Chrysler that the company will an all-electric car based off the Fiat 500 by and a plug-in hybrid Ram by 2011. The 500EV was revealed earlier year at the North American Auto Show, but details are scarce on the car. What is is that the 500EV is co-developed by and Fiat.

The engineering work will be at the Chrysler Group headquarters in Hills, Michigan and not in Italy.

The will run off a lithium ion battery, but the range is unknown. It s possible for the to have a range of 60-100 Last year a Swedish named Adapt converted 500 s to electric.

The company claimed an 125 mile range for their 500 conversions. Unfortunately the electric 500 s produced cost almost

Chrysler has said the 500EV be priced competitively for an electric of its size. The 500EV will be in the same price range as s Leaf, which will similar specs. Pricing be withheld until the car comes to production.

Chrysler s plug-in Ram is made possible by a $48 million grant from the U.S. of Energy. Unfortunately only 140 of the Ram s will be built as part of a demonstration project.

The truck be powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and a lithium ion battery. The vehicle go 20 miles on electric power the gas engine turns on. Chrysler this will equate to a 65 fuel economy improvement for the drive cycle.

The hybrid Ram was planned for 2011 but has canceled. Chrysler said, closely evaluating the response to pickups in the marketplace, the company not formulate an appropriate business and has decided to cancel development on the 2011 Ram HEV.

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It s great to see Group LLC get into the electric but the U.S. taxpayer will have to foot part of the The $48 million grant will Chrysler develop plug-in vehicles in the future, but it s disappointing to see the funnel the money into a Each of those 140 plug-in will indirectly cost tax $340,000 to produce.

Perhaps the money would of better spent to help a Chevy Volt competitor? a test fleet of plug-in in 2011 is too little, too late.

s plan to produce a Electric 500 is a idea than what planned on doing a year The Lotus based Dodge would of been priced far too The 500EV is a realistic option consumers might actually be to afford. (After a $7,500 tax

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