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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We got to spend about 15 minutes in the car with John Myers, who works for Chryslers ENVI and was project lead on the Dodge Circuit EV. A car like the Circuit does not like to be stuck on roads with 25 mph speed limits, but those roads made up most of the prescribed route.

ENVI still has a future for Chrysler

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The ENVI sector had plans to produce at least one of its prototypes with the Dodge Circuit EV listed as a 2010 product in the company’s viability plan. Its battery mini van is already on the road, albeit in small numbers. ENVI has so far delivered four battery electric Town & Country minivans to the US Postal Service with another 24 planned. Tags: Chrysler Electric cars Green cars Latest news Chrysler Town & Country Dodge Circuit EV ENVI

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Gallery: Plugging in at home Battery swap stations are a concept often associated with Better Place , an EV infrastructure company.

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Chrysler Changes Its Mind About EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car

In January at the Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler upped the ante on its electric car bet by pledging to have 500,000 battery-powered vehicles on the road by 2013, including sports cars and trucks. DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler has disbanded a team of engineers dedicated to rushing a range of electric vehicles to showrooms and dropped ambitious sales targets for battery-powered cars set as it was sliding toward bankruptcy and seeking government aid.

VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Also ferrying guests about a short circuit (so to speak) was a smart fortwo imbued with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain, fruit of its effort to supply Daimler with battery packs for 1,000 smart eds.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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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. produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mopar® brand vehicles and products.

Chrysler LLC Forms Strategic Alliance with A123Systems for First Generation of ENVI Electric Vehicle Lineup

Green Car Congress

Chrysler LLC and A123Systems have signed an agreement stating that A123Systems will supply Nanophosphate lithium-ion prismatic cells, and jointly developed battery modules and packs, for Chrysler’s first-generation ENVI Range-extended Electric Vehicles and battery-only Electric Vehicles. There, the company will manufacture the cells, modules and battery packs for Chrysler LLC. GE will develop the dual battery energy storage system. Tags: Batteries

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Will Chrysler deal put more electrics on US roads?

Green Cars News

Already this year, Chrysler had turned to A123Systems to provide batteries for its ENVI line-up of electric and plug-in vehicles which included the Dodge and Chrysler Minivan as well as the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, 200C and the Dodge Circuit. Just days after we told you that Chrysler’s ENVI division will continue after the company’s bankruptcy, now it appears that the agreement with Fiat could even put more green cars on to US roads.

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Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

If the hybrids engine starts operating, at higher speeds or throttle demands or lower battery levels, the control system automatically stops the external synthesis.

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