More Chrysler Electric Cars Coming Lots Of Catching Up Needed

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More Chrysler Electric Coming, Lots Of Catching Up

2013 Fiat 500e car, Los Angeles drive April 2013

Now that has the surprising good 2013 500e—its first electric the market, what’s next for the of the Detroit Three?

There be more plug-in vehicles, to an interview in the Detroit Free with Mike Duhaime, the global director for electrified and engineering.

Chrysler remains within the process of recovering its 2009 bankruptcy and subsequent by Italy’s Fiat.

Its first car on a platform shared Fiat, the 2012 Dodge compact sedan, hasn’t the runaway success the company but it seems to be gathering momentum.

Its such car, the 2014 Cherokee. will arrive at this fall to replace the Jeep Liberty model.

And that will come sedan replacements for the Chrysler 200 Sebring) and Dodge Avenger.

in our future’

In other words, Chrysler has to how to make passenger cars before it can worry about like hybrids and plug-in cars.

But, Duhaime they are coming: There are electric vehicles in our future, he the Free Press .

They simply be compliance cars for the round of California zero-emission sales requirements, from through 2017 (the 500e meets the first for model years 2012 2014).

Ram 1500 Plug-In pickup truck and Chrysler Country plug-in hybrid April 2012

Or they might be something far ambitious. Duhaime said little of substance that indicate what kinds of those might be.

Start-stop which he mentioned is now offered on the large Ram 1500 Pickup, is a issue that does not plugging in the car.

The other raised by Duhaime—so-called vehicle-to-grid or power, in which an electric car can some of its battery energy to the grid or to power a household—is at a side issue to whether or not the will offer more token plug-in cars.

Hybrids not mentioned

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Notably from discussions of Duhaime’s portfolio were the two hybrid models that were to be in dealers by now.

One was a Chrysler 300 sedan. expected to arrive for the or 2014 model year—it the second was a hybrid minivan on the same schedule, both by CEO Sergio Marchionne back in 2011.

The 300 sedan did receive the new eight-speed automatic—also promised for year by Marchionne, and a nine-speed will appear as an option in the new Cherokee.

Of the hybrids themselves, however, heard essentially nothing.

The has, however, added a V-6 engine to two of its light truck for 2014, the Jeep Grand EcoDiesel and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel .

All of means there’s still a lot more to come over the few years from the ever-evolving product plan.


[hat tip: Brian


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