Chrysler’s 2009 GEM Peapod neighborhood electric vehicle

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Chrysler’s 2009 GEM Peapod neighborhood electric vehicle

GEM Peapod set for 2009 production

September 24, 2008 A decade after its launch and with 38,000 zero-emission electric vehicles produced and in use, Chrysler LLC’s GEM brand has launched the first of its next-generation designs — the Peapod. Scheduled for production in 2009, the low-speed neighborhood commuter can cover up to 30 miles without recharging at a top speed of 25 mph. In keeping with the company’s lots of love slogan, the new fully-enclosed pod design uses eco-friendly recycled and recyclable materials in its construction and should keep a lid on road rage by virtue of its smiling facade (both front and rear), as well as keeping those inside the car happy with new ergonomic mesh seating and a freshly designed center console featuring (the almost mandatory) iPod integration and hands-free iPhone support.

GEM cars are street legal in more than 40 states and currently there are six models: two, four and six-seater passenger cars plus three utility vehicles. All share a top speed of 25 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles per charge assisted by regenerative braking. Recharging is via a standard 110-volt outlet and takes around six to eight hours.

The new Peapod design will be the first in a series of product launches. “With this next generation GEM, we will broaden the market for this clean, emission-free technology,” said the company’s CEO Bruce Coventry. In addition to the 2009 GEM Peapod neighborhood electric vehicle, GEM has plans to market a new light-duty, battery electric commercial truck and a larger city electric vehicle, with more range and performance. These vehicles are scheduled for production within the next year.

The electric vehicle has also been given a new handle — GreenEcoMobility .

GEM Peapod Specs:

Estimated Curb Weight: 1,290 lbs

Estimated GVW: 2,200 lbs

Estimated Payload Capacity: 910 lbs

Length: 143.6”

Height: 70.5”

Width: 56.5”

Wheelbase: 102”

Turning Circle: 32 ft

Range: Up to 30 miles

Top Speed (High Mode): 25 mph

Top Speed (Low Mode): 15 mph

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Standard Features

Six 12-volt flooded electrolyte batteries with the option of six 12-volt maintenance-free batteries

72-volt battery system with onboard charger

One-year limited warranty

Dual A-arm front suspension with coil over shock

Welded aluminum space-frame using custom aluminum-alloy extrusions

Front-wheel drive with speed reducer and integral differential

Solid-state custom motor controller with under and over voltage detector

Regenerative braking, motor thermal protection and top speed regulation

Rack-and-pinion steering

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