2011 Dodge Electric Vehicle Spied Car and Driver

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2011 Dodge Electric

Amid fears of bankruptcy and for a bailout, Dodge continues to its Lotus-based electric vehicle.



When Chrysler introduced the to a trio of electric vehicle at a hastily assembled press back in September, we were Chrysler claimed that it had not to make a big noise about its powertrain development, distancing its from the approach GM is taking its many (and continued) updates on the Chevrolet Volt. Up that point, it seemed the was content to let the world believe the Dodge Durango and Chrysler two-mode hybrids on sale this summer and already to be killed off by Januarywere its only

The three EVs proved otherwise.

Two of the were extended-range EVs based on a and a Jeep Wranglertwo of Chrysler’s few productswhile the third was a fully affair created using a Europa 2+2 coupe. The word in September was that one of the three would go into production by and it was easy for us to believe that never see the Dodge EV on the road Not so, apparently, as these spy shots the second surprise from the car.

Testing appears to be ongoing, these grainy photos reworked front and rear that likely accept lights. (In the rush to show the to the press this fall, rolled out what was basically a with Dodge emblems, one glued over the badge on the wheel.) The most obvious is on the face where Dodge’s cross-hair treatment fronts the grille, giving it a striking to the now-defunct Stratus coupe. created a rendering of what vehicle might look based on the spy photos. The new styling that Dodge is serious its plans to bring this to market, even while having trouble selling its wares.

Why the Dodge?

If Chrysler does to hang on and make use of whatever bailout package is eventually upon, it’s still to make the case to develop a vehicle. With so many of the subpar products in dire of a rework or redo, green would be one of the few explanations for the Dodge EV.

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Way back when, Chrysler that the three vehicles being developed simultaneously. approach would only sense if all three were for production. If that’s the case, would choose one to be ready for the 2010 on-sale date, the others following in later 2010 seems awfully far at this point, especially the fate of the entire company on shaky ground financially.

bankruptcy could come as as the beginning of the year.

We’re somewhat perplexedthat Chrysler continue developing what likely be a low-volume vehicle. Tesla asking nearly for its Roadster. though, Chrysler may be to leverage its relatively large to undercut that price still adhering to the same formula as Tesla in building a vehicleLotus building the shell and supplying the powertrain guts. The version used a 268-hp motor fed by lithium-ion batteries an unknown supplier, and boasted 480 of torque.

Chrysler claims a 060 time of five seconds for the concept.

It to be seen if the American car-buying is even interested in an electric car such as this, and indeed Chrysler can survive long to produce any of its proposed electric

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