UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America. Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago. Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by.

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Rotterdam using BYD e6 for electric taxi fleet

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Rotterdam Taxi Centre (RTC), one of the biggest taxi operators in the Netherlands, is switching to electric taxis and has put into service two BYD e6 models, following successful extensive operation with an e6 model. e6 electric taxi.

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Initial details on fiery crash involving BYD e6 that killed 3

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Three passengers in a BYD e6 taxicab, including the driver, were killed in an accident in Shenzhen on 26 May. BYD e6 in flames following crash. A drunk driver crashed a high-speed Nissan GT-R into a BYD e6, and then collided with another, gasoline taxicab. China Auto Web.

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First European BYD e6 EVs to arrive in Rotterdam City

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BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Rotterdam City entered into an agreement to deliver BYD’s all-electric e6 vehicles as part of the Netherlands’ green transportation project “75-EV-RO”; these will be the first BYD e6s in Europe.

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Hong Kong launches first battery-electric taxi fleet with BYD e6; new charging stations

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BYD announced the launch of Hong Kong’s first all-electric taxi fleet using the BYD e6 electric cross-over sedan. BYD collaborated with Sime Darby Motors Group (Sime Darby), Hong Kong Taxi & Public Light Bus Association Limited, The Link Management Limited, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited to place into service the first batch of 45 BYD e6 Taxis. The 5-passenger BYD e6 offers a range of up to 300 km (186 miles), according to BYD.

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BYD delivers 500 battery-electric e6 police cars to Shenzhen Public Security Bureau

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After being selected through a public bidding process, BYD has delivered 500 battery-electric, e6 police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau this week. The BYD e6 reaches speeds of over 140 km/h (~87 mph) with a range of 300 km (187 miles), making it suited for the demands of police utility vehicles. Individual BYD e6 mileages have reached 250,000 km (or 156,000 miles), equivalent to more than ten years’ service life in a standard consumer car.

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BYD e6 EV now available for consumers in China

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The BYD e6 electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will now be available for consumer purchases in China; previously, the e6 was only available for fleet purchases. Consumers in Shenzhen will receive a substantial government subsidy—equivalent to about US$18,000 (or 120,000 RMB)—and the e6 unsubsidized price will start at ~$56,900 (or 369,800 RMB). BYD e6s have been in operation in government and taxi fleets for nearly 18 months.

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Tesla Model S Safety Plea, 2016 BMW X5 40e Plug-In Hybrid, BYD e6 For Uber: Today's Car News

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Today, we have an owner''s concern over a potential safety issue with the Tesla Model S electric car, details on the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV, and plans for UberX drivers to use the Chinese BYD e6 electric car in Chicago. We''ve got 2017 Nissan Leaf rumors, a look at Tesla''s battery-swapping.

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BYD to supply 50 e6 BEVs to greentomatocars for minicabs in London

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Under a newly signed a Memorandum of Understanding, BYD will supply greentomatocars with 50 of its battery-electric e6 models for trial use as minicabs in London. The company expects that the 50 electric BYD e6 will be available for its customers to use from the second quarter of 2013. The batteries can be fully charged and discharged for more than 4,000 cycles, according to BYD.

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BYD Plans Limited Introduction of e6 EV in US Next Year

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BYD Auto, the Chinese automaker part-owned by a Warren Buffett company, plans to introduce a limited number of its e6 electric crossovers in the US next year, according to BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. BYD had showcased the e6 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. The e6 at NAIAS in January. Inside the e6. BYD says that the e6 has a range of more than 400 km (249 miles).

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2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 BYD e6 Electric Crossover, Plug-In Hybrid Sedans

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One of those may be the e6 all-electric crossover built by Chinese manufacturer BYD. Famed financier Warren Buffet was so intrigued by the upstart battery maker-turned-auto Now that the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt have reached showrooms--a handful of them, anyhow--a new crop of electric vehicles will launch into the market for 2011.

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BYD to launch e6 electric car

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The wait will soon be over for US customers eager to get their hands on BYD Auto’s e6 electric crossover. According to Wang, the company will use the proceeds from a new share issue to finance the US introduction and also plans another production line for its lithium iron phosphate batteries in China. BYD will select a specific region in the US and target several hundred e6 cars at government agencies, utilities and even celebrities.

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Investigation concludes fire in BYD e6 collision caused by electric arcs from short circuit igniting interior materials and part of power battery

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An investigation into the cause of the fire involving a BYD e6 electric taxi resulting from a fatal traffic collision in China earlier this year ( earlier post ) concluded that electric arcs caused by the short-circuiting of high voltage lines of the high voltage distribution box ignited combustible material in the vehicle including the interior materials and part of the power batteries.

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Report: BYD to test market e6 EV in US in 2011

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plans to start test-marketing the e6 battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) in the US next year after almost a year’s delay, and is in talks with officials in Los Angeles to supply e-buses that could eventually lead to a manufacturing plant in the city. BYD earlier this year began selling e6 cars to taxi operators in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and is collecting field data to improve the car. The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s BYD Co.

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More Mixed Messages From BYD, Claims E6 is U.S. Safety Ready

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Chinese battery firm and electric car company Build Your Dreams (BYD) have claimed their E6 all electric crossover SUV is ready for the U.S. sales headquarters in Los Angeles, BYD public relation manager Du Guozhong has claimed the E6 has passed all market. Following tightly behind an announcement at the start of May that BYD were opening a U.S.

2011 Think City Lives On, Still On Sale In Chicago Alongside BYD e6

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Since then, Think’s misfortunes have caused battery maker Ener1 to also declare bankruptcy while its own future is now in the automotive equivalent of limbo. In June last year, Norwegian electric automaker Think filed for bankruptcy for the third time in its 20-year life. In one small part of Chicago however, Think is alive and well -- and

Chinese researchers develop novel aluminum–graphite dual-ion battery

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A team from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel, environmentally friendly low-cost battery. The battery shows a reversible capacity of ≈100 mAh g −1 and a capacity retention of 88% after 200 charge–discharge cycles.

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Electric taxis go into operation

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The streets of Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province are now a little bit cleaner after 40 battery electric taxis went into operation. The vehicles are based on BYD’s e6 with Shenzhen the first city to put electric taxis in operation in China. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Build Your Dreams BYD BYD Auto BYD e6 BYD e6 electric taxi electric taxis Guangdong Province Shenzhen City

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High-Speed Impact, Not Batteries, To Blame In BYD Electric Car Fire

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The post-impact electric-car fire which led to the death of three people in Shenzhen, China earlier this year was not caused by the car’s battery pack, crash investigators have concluded. The tragedy happened in May, when a BYD e6 all-electric taxi was hit early one morning by a speeding Nissan GT-R traveling at 112 mph or more.

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BYD reports plug-in fleet test results; rapid charging not diminishing capacity

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BYD all-electric e6 Taxi in service in Shenzhen. In conjunction with the one-year anniversary of its all-electric vehicle Taxi fleet test, BYD announced high-level results of several pilots of its plug-in electric vehicles—the F3DM, e6 and eBUS-12—in fleet testing across the world.

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40 BYD e6-Based Electric Taxis Enter Service in Shenzhen City

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Forty battery-electric taxis-based on BYD’s e6—officially entered service in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. Wang Chuanfu, chief executive of BYD, said that the five passenger e6 has a maximum speed of 140 km/h (87 mph); consumes 21.5 BYD plans to have 100 E6 taxis on Shenzhen’s roads by the end of June. The company expects to start selling E6 cars to the United States through its headquarters in Los Angeles later this year, [Wang] said.

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BYD and Hertz partnering on EV rentals in China

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As part of the partnership, Hertz will rent BYD’s e6 electrical vehicle (EV) to Chinese consumers, municipalities and government agencies. As part of this agreement, the BYD’s e6, a 5-seat, battery-electric vehicle with the driving range of more than 186 miles (240 km) will be introduced into the Hertz China’s rental fleet making BYD’s e6 the first pure EV for rent in China. 300 more BYD e6s were added to these fleets in July for the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade.

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BYD to announce US launch plans for EVs and PHEVs at NAIAS

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BYD will present its “Three Green Dreams” strategy, which focuses on renewable energy generation (solar power); environmentally friendly energy storage (Li-ion iron phosphate batteries); and energy consumption (plug-in vehicles). BYD’s battery-electric e6 Premier (MY2012) and a new dual mode electric SUV S6DM will make their world premieres on the main floor exhibit space at the COBO Center at the 2011 NAIAS. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insBYD Co.,

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BYD to Supply Li-ion Batteries to a Major Chinese Automaker

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BYD, the China-based battery and automaker, will supply lithium-ion batteries to one of China’s top three auto groups for applications in hybrid vehicles. In January 2009, it brought the F3DM, the F6DM (a larger version of the F3DM), and an all-new battery-electric crossover, the e6, to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Gasgoo.

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Report: First BYD EVs In U.S. Going To Government Fleets

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Chinese automaker and battery specialist BYD is accelerating plans to bring its first electric vehicles to the U.S. market, announcing plans for a new headquarters in Los Angeles and claiming that its E6 model already meets all local regulations and standards. However, before you get all excited about getting your hands on a low-cost EV there

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BYD to supply batteries to major automaker

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At the Plug-In Conference last week Mike Tinsey, the global manager of Ford’s sustainability activities, admitted that Build Your Dreams Auto (BYD Auto), the China based battery and car manufacturer, could be a “real threat&#. BYD has secured an agreement to supply lithium-ion batteries to one of China’s top three auto groups for applications in hybrid vehicles - making it the first lithium-ion supply deal with a domestic Chinese manufacturer.

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EADS demonstrating electric and hybrid aviation propulsion; innovative distributed propulsion series hybrid

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The Group has developed and built a battery-electric general aviation training aircraft in cooperation with Aero Composites Saintonge (ACS), called E-Fan. Also at the Paris Air Show, EADCO and PC-Aero are presenting their two-motor electric aircraft project “Elektro E6”.

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Tesla Motors launches Supercharger network in Norway

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Model S customers can drive routes such as the E6 from Trondheim to Oslo, the E18 from Oslo to Kristiansand, the E39 from Kristiansand to Stavanger, and Highway7 from Oslo to Gol for free and with minimal stops. Superchargers provide half a pack charge in about 20 minutes, delivering up to 120 kW DC (Direct Current) power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment.

China’s EV Subsidy

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China is starting a program to subsidize buyers of battery-powered and plug-in hybrids. BEIJING—China will subsidize buyers of battery-powered cars and plug-in hybrids under a pilot program aimed at keeping the country competitive in the global race to develop an electric-vehicle industry, but which also risks a public backlash. All-electric e6 vehicles made by BYD charge up in Shenzhen, where the cars are used as taxis.

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BYD and Daimler Sign Joint Venture Contract to Develop Electric Vehicles in China

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The new generation of electric vehicles developed by the joint venture will capitalize on Daimler’s know-how in electric vehicle architecture and safety as well as BYD’s expertise in battery technology and e-drive systems. Daimler recently launched the smart fortwo electric drive and this year will introduce two Mercedes-Benz electric cars: the B-Class F-CELL with fuel cell technology as well as the battery electric A-Class E-CELL.

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

Revenge of the Electric Car

BYD’s all-electric e6 production line at the company’s base in Shenzhen was “ready for manufacturing&# in March, but was only producing the gasoline-powered F6, according to Yang Binbin, who writes for Caixin magazine, a business publication based in Beijing. In March, BYD chief executive officer Wang Chuanfu announced that in the first half of 2010 the company will sell only 100 e6 cars, to a taxi company in Shenzhen.

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Chinese BYD SUV Aims for US Market

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The S6DM uses a lithium-ion/iron-phosphate battery pack. One advantage of this technology over a pure lithium-ion battery is that the technology makes the batteries safer, according to the Wall Street Journal. The battery pack can be recharged by plugging the SUV into an outlet.

Nanjing, China orders more than 1,000 BYD electric buses and taxis

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The city will be taking delivery of more than 600 BYD K9 battery-electric Buses, 50 of which were delivered for the city’s Youth Olympic Games in August 2014. Authorities also placed an order for 400 of BYD’s all-electric e6, a 5-passenger cross-over utility vehicle, some of which have already hit the streets. Nanjing, China and Nanjing Public Transportation Group ordered more than 1,000 fully electric transit buses and taxis from BYD Company Ltd.

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Bogotá to test BYD electric buses

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In December 2012, BYD Ltd and Praco Didacol (BYD’s Colombian distribution partner) announced that BYD e6s would being placed into Taxi service in Q1 2013 in the Colombian capital as a pilot. The first stage of the project will extend over a month, taking into account aspects of operational performance, energy consumption during the driving cycle, battery behavior in terms of discharge and recharge during the cycles, and total energy consumption.

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Daimler AG Signs Memorandum of Understanding with BYD Company Limited to Establish a Technology Partnership for Electric Vehicles in China

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Daimler’s know-how in electric vehicle architecture and BYD’s excellence in battery technology and e-drive systems are a perfect match. BYD, also a battery maker, introduced its F3DM dual-mode hybrid electric vehicle in December 2008 ( earlier post ), and will soon officially launch the e6, a pure electric vehicle ( earlier post ). Tags: China Electric (Battery

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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As examples of SUV/MPV-style electric vehicle fuel efficiency, the 2016 Tesla Model X AWD - 75D is EPA-rated at 93 MPGe combined city/highway; the Model X AWD - P90D is EPA-rated at 89 MPGe; and the 2016 BYD e6 compact MPV is EPA-rated at 72 MPGe.

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China and the Electric Car | Autos | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

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Related Slideshow: Top Green Cars View » BYD’s all-electric E6 automobile debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January and it’s expected to enter the U.S. Plugging In BYD’s all-electric E6 mid-sized vehicle can run for 250 miles on a single charge and tops out at 100 miles per hour.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. BYD CEO Wang Chuan-Fu figured out how to make cheaper batteries than the Japanese by replacing machines with migrant workers.

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BYD to hold European premiere of e6-Eco and dual-mode S6DM at Geneva show

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The 2012 e6-Eco 5-seat crossover is equipped with a BYD Li-ion battery pack and has an expected range of 300 km (186 miles) in urban roads condition. It takes 40 minutes to fully charge the e6 using a 100 kW quick charger. China-based BYD Co., Ltd will stage the European premiere of two electric vehicles at the upcoming 2011 Geneva International Motor Show in March: the updated pure-electric vehicle 2012 e6-Eco and the independent 4WD dual-mode electric SUV S6DM.

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AFP: China's BYD eyes alternative energy vehicles

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s BYD Auto said Monday it is in talks to sell its battery products to overseas automakers as part of a bid to take a lead in the alternative energy vehicle sector. It plans to begin delivering on the E6, a pure electric car, later this year.

EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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In this tally, the BMW i3 counts as an EV in its battery-only configuration and as a PHEV when equipped with a range extender.)

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Chrysler launches the 2011 GEM line

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Chrysler Group Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, recently launched the 2011 GEM vehicle line of low-speed battery-electric vehicles. More than 45,000 GEM vehicles are on the road worldwide. New for the 2011 GEM model year is the energy monitoring system, which allows drivers to determine the total amount of energy in kilowatt-hours (kWh) that the GEM vehicle has removed from the grid.

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