Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S. However, the electric drive portion of the vehicles, including the motor, electronics and A123 System lithium ion battery pack is identical. In addition to the USPS, ConEd, Duke Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will participate in the test program.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

If you want it to perform like a sports car instead of a slug in a sportscars skin, youre going to need that 10k for the ac drive system alone, and then maybe another 15k for a lithium battery pack. Reply ↓ ↑ report 17 DRK_ILLIDAN 1:09AM (4/24/2009) Stop makin f*kn battery powered cars there not gonna work, yeah woo zero emissions remember where the powers coming from rite now nim rods, you still have tins of co2 at the power plant.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Weve kept the summary table below generally up-to-date for passenger PHEVs, but not for BEVs, motorcycles or larger vehicles like buses and trucks. Batteries not ready. Hyundai Partnering with Korean battery companies for hybrids. The biggest barrier is the battery."

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