Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Chrysler unveils new electric for the US Postal Service

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Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling the first four of will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered for the U.S. Postal Service. The will be using the vans for a of duties at locations around the including daily home The vans themselves are based on the Town and Country EV that was last Fall by Chrysler. because of the duty cycle by the Postal Service, which amounts to only about miles per day on a fixed route, vehicles are being built the range extender seen on the

However, the electric drive of the vehicles, including the motor, and A123 System lithium ion pack is identical. The head of ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, AutoblogGreen this morning Chrysler is marketing this version of the van to commercial fleet who typically have shorter requirements. The extended-range version be focused on retail customers.

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Chrysler Celebrates Earth Day by All-new Electric Minivan to U.S. Postal Service

* exhibits flexibility of its electric portfolio with a new Chrysler EV concept, targeted for postal use

* Chrysler intends to submit an under the U.S. Department of Transportation Electrification stimulus for a federal grant that enable a nationwide demonstration with the United States Service (USPS)

* Potential with USPS to include support from ConEd, Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Research Institute (EPRI)

D.C. Apr 22, 2009 —

invented the minivan 25 years More than 12 million sales later, Chrysler showed off four all-electric Town Country minivan to the U.S. Postal Service as part of the USPS Earth Day

Chrysler LLC, in conjunction the USPS and select energy providers, also announced the company intends to apply for the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Electrification stimulus program for a grant, which would Chrysler to establish a nationwide fleet of zero-emission electric that could be used by the Postal Service for mail

With more than a 40 market share, our Chrysler and minivans continue to lead the we created more than 25 ago, said Frank Executive Vice President-Product Chrysler LLC. Our ENVI minivan concepts illustrate innovation with electric technology and show what the could hold.

Chrysler’s group leveraged the flexibility of its strategy to demonstrate an all-electric of its best-selling minivan. These minivan concepts are targeted for use by the U.S. Postal Service for delivery.

We continue to look for energy-efficient vehicles for our aging fleet as we ways to reduce our transportation-related emissions, said Sam Pulcrano, President-Sustainability, U.S. Postal

Because robust grid is essential for widespread customer of electric vehicles, Chrysler has the involvement of key utility partners, Duke, ConEd and DTE. has signed a letter of intent with Chrysler to equip offices in strategically selected of the United States with a infrastructure for the envisioned program. The Power Research Institute also has signed an LOI to provide integration tools.

Our partnership is to easily expand into regions of the country as the scope of the increases, added Rhodes.

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this month, Chrysler A123Systems as one of its strategic partners and battery supplier for the company’s production electric vehicles. LLC and A123Systems signed an agreement that A123Systems will energy storage systems for first-generation ENVI Range-extended Vehicles and battery-only Electric Based in Watertown, Massachusetts, has announced plans for a Michigan-based facility.

A123Systems will manufacture Lithium ion prismatic battery modules and battery packs for LLC. Advanced lithium-ion chemistry has the capability of meeting demands for performance, driving and durability.


A symbol represents the first four of environment is Chrysler LLC’s in-house organization focused on production vehicles and related technologies. ENVI is a cross-functional, team empowered to move and access vast resources Chrysler LLC in order to integrate technology into existing ENVI-powered electric vehicles a personal mobility revolution, a new generation of responsible, no-compromise Dodge and Jeep® vehicles.

Minivan leadership

With than 65 minivan-first innovations in 25 the 2009 Chrysler Town and Dodge Grand Caravan pay to the more than 12 million sold worldwide. With the first and only Stow Go seating and storage system, Swivel ‘n Go™ system that allows passengers to swivel 180 degrees to third-row passengers and segment-exclusive studios providing satellite with family-fun programming-2009 and Dodge minivans are the best minivans, with more 40 percent U.S. market the third-largest nameplate in Canada, 25 highway mile per gallon economy and sales in more 80 countries.

About Chrysler LLC

Chrysler headquartered in Auburn Hills, produces Chrysler, Jeep, and Mopar® brand vehicles and Total sales worldwide in were 2 million vehicles. of North America, 2008 was the sales year in the last and the third-best ever for Chrysler

Chrysler LLC’s product features some of the world’s recognizable vehicles, including the 300 and Town Country, Jeep and Grand Cherokee and Dodge and Ram. Reinforcing a commitment to to market a broad array of electric vehicles across all of its Chrysler has introduced five vehicle prototypes since the of 2008. At least one of these will be produced in 2010 for in North American markets, by production for European markets.

The Chrysler Foundation, the company’s arm, annually supports of charitable organizations in the United and throughout the world. In 2008, the gave approximately $21 million in donations.

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