Dodge EV

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Dodge EV
Dodge Circuit EV--DC.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Dodge
Also called Dodge Circuit EV
Body and chassis
Class All-electric sports car
Powertrain
Engine 200-kilowatt electric motor
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,330 mm (91.7 in)
Length 3,900 mm (153.5 in)
Width 1,714 mm (67.5 in)
Height 1,150 mm (45.3 in)
The Dodge EV at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.

The Dodge EV development vehicle, also called Dodge Circuit EV sports car, was a two-passenger, rear-wheel-drive, all-electric sports car shown to the public at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.[1]

The car was based on the Lotus Europa S, and combined a lithium-ion battery pack with a 200-kilowatt electric motor, capable of generating 268 bhp (200 kW) and 480 lbf·ft (650 N·m) of torque.[2]

Chrysler claimed that the Dodge EV had a driving range of 150 to 200 miles (240–320 km), approaching the range and performance of the all-electric Tesla Roadster, which is built on the same chassis. According to Chrysler, the Dodge EV could be recharged in eight hours using a standard 110-volt outlet, or in only four hours using a 220-volt outlet, the type commonly used for electric ovens and dryers.[2]

Chrysler unveiled the working prototypes of this all-electric vehicle and announced plans to bring it to market in the United States by 2010.[3] But in May 2009 Autocar claimed the project was cancelled[4] and in November Fiat SpA disbanded Chrysler's ENVI electric car division and dropped its models from future product plans.[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anita Lienert (2009-01-12). "2009 Detroit Auto Show: Dodge Circuit EV Revs Up Chrysler's Electric Initiative". Inside Line. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Innovation - ENVI - Dodge Vehicle Specifications". Chrysler LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Chrysler to Produce an Electric Car or Plug-in Hybrid by 2010". EERE News. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  4. ^ Julian Rendell (2009-05-08). "Lotus Esprit still on for 2012". Autocar. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  5. ^ Kevin Krolicki (2009-11-06). "Chrysler dismantles electric car plans under Fiat". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 

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