Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

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Reuters reports that Chrysler has disbanded its ENVI team, formed in 2007 to bring electric-drive vehicles and related advanced-propulsion technologies to market. At the North American International Auto Show in January 2009, Chrysler had introduced two new EV concepts and updates on three earlier EV concepts developed by the ENVI group. In April 2009, Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S.

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Chrysler debuts all-electric minivan

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Chrysler debuts all-electric minivan Alisa PriddleThe Detroit News April 22, 2009 12:00 PM Chrysler LLC is celebrating Earth Day with the presentation of four all-electric minivans to the United States Postal Service in Washington today. The electric Chrysler Town & Country is the automakers first product from its ENVI electric vehicle division that is intended for production as a fleet vehicle.

Chrysler Unveils Four All-Electric Minivan Prototypes to USPS; Applying for Grant for Nationwide Demo

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Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC, as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration. Chrysler’s ENVI group leveraged the flexibility of its electric-vehicle strategy to demonstrate an all-electric version of its best-selling minivan.

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Goodbye GM, Hello Tianjin-Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Company?

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As March came to a close, the Obama administration found GM and Chrysler’s restructuring plans “not viable.” Chrysler was told to consummate with Fiat quickly or else. But other cars, including the MINI E, will be out and about soon, and stimulus money abounds, so the question of public EV infrastructure is much discussed. I write a monthly column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Here's my April column.

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Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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You bet, says SETI pioneer · Grant money in jeopardy as Sims rejects cities proposal · King County deaths more AP LOCAL HEADLINES · First stimulus highway project starts in Wash. · Flu genes spell pig · British forces end combat operations in Iraq more AP: LOCAL · First stimulus highway project starts in Wash. · Skip ads and navigation MomSeattle · Pets · MySeattlePix · Your account seattlepi.com Web Search by YAHOO!

Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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and Chrysler struggle to come up with business plans that regulators will embrace. and Chrysler. Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M.

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A123Systems Raises $69 Million in New Round of Private Financing; GE Increases Ownership to More than 10%, Director of GE Global Research to Join Board

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In addition to the private capital, A123 is seeking funds under federal and state stimulus and other programs to ramp up its production capabilities in Michigan. A123 was recently awarded battery development and supply contracts for Chrysler’s first generation electric vehicle line-up and the Chinese automaker SAIC Motor Corp.’s Chrysler is also partnering with GE to demonstrate an economically viable OEM-integrated dual-battery PHEV technology within the next 3-5 years.

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GE to Open Sodium-Metal Halide Battery Plant in New York

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The announcement coincides with GE’s submission this week for federal stimulus dollars from the US Department of Energy. GE has been exploring a “dual-battery” concept—optimized power and energy storage systems—with Chrysler for plug-in vehicles under a DOE-funded project.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Find investors, resumes, and free research Get Cleantech Blog in your email Enter your email address: Subscribe in a reader Join us on Linked In Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook GHGBlog.com - The Greenhouse Gas Blog Loading.

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Will Obama’s billions jumpstart the electric car? The Green Piece

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The economic stimulus funds have been doled out to programmes in 20 US states, but Michigan, the traditional home of motoring, is the key beneficiary. It appears the Obama administration has bet on winners with the bulk of the cash distributed through its stimulus plan.

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Can green cars solve automotive crisis? The Green Piece

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In the US, Chrysler and General Motors fell into bankruptcy; while in Japan even its major automakers have been left reeling from significant profit falls. Since the onset of the global economic crisis most of us have been cutting back to save cash wherever we can.

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Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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With General Motors and Chrysler also showing signs of modest improvement, all looked rosy. According to Knittel the results suggest that the programme is an expensive way to reduce carbon, although he does state that it is possible the stimulus benefits outweigh added environmental costs.

Grant Thornton LLP Warns of Potential Collapse of Automotive Supply Chain

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The economic impact of a General Motors or Chrysler bankruptcy is being debated across the country. Stimulate Demand: The programs included in the stimulus bill signed last month may help rebound consumer demand, but more aggressive action to move sales into the 12-14 million-unit range as quickly as possible will help inject much needed liquidity into the entire system.

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