Electric-powered Dodge EV to debut in 2010?
It looks like Chrysler finally starts to feel somewhat uncomfortable with all these European and Japanese hybrids and electric vehicles speeding to the North American market.
With the 2011 Chevy Volt scheduled to enter the market by the end of 2010, Chrysler is reportedly hurrying up to bring its own range of electric cars, including a sporty Dodge EV.
Just like the new Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Dodge EV will be based on one of Lotus’ existing designs. Namely, the 2008 Lotus Europa ES coupe.
Details are scarce, but it’s reported that the 2011 Dodge EV will feature a 200kW (268hp) electric motor powered by an “advanced lithium-ion battery pack and an integrated power control module.”
With a peak torque of some 480 lb-ft, the Dodge EV will take about 5 seconds to reach the 60mph barrier and will have a top speed of healthy (for an EV, that is) 120mph.
Chrysler promises that the car will have a range of between 150 and 200 miles, taking about 8 hours to fully recharge from a standard 110V plug. With a 220-volt outlet, you’ll need only four hours to fill’er up.