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New Chrysler E-Rev (ENVI)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by DDB, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. DDB

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    What is that a photo of? It sure aint the Chrysler e-rev with that (typical) Chrysler grill, not to mention that Chrysler hasn't unveiled it yet. The article didn't mention and I didn't read all the comments.

    It's a concept, I'm sure. But for an egg-shaped vehicle, I take it any day over the Volt.

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    You know as much as I do. Should be interesting. I've been wondering if Chrysler would be able to fast-track a vehicle into production much like Tesla or smaller shop theoretically could do because of the private nature of the business as opposed to GM which is publicly owned.
     
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    "Chrysler made no secret of its intention to offer electric vehicles. About a year ago, Chrysler set up a business team, called ENVI, to develop a plan to offer hybrid cars and electric vehicles. At the Detroit auto show in January, it showed three mock-ups of what electric cars could look like."

    Still though, they have kept under the radar pretty well.

    Chrysler to Show Dealers Electric Car - WSJ.com
     
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    Oh. Dear. Lord.

    They've hired the same stylist who works for Hot Wheels.
     
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    Eeeewww, it doesn't look so good from that angle. It looks like a pug dog. I bet my wife would like it, though.
     
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    I kinda like the Dodge ZEO though, at least a product version which is a bit less concept model.

    The ecoVoyager on the other hand....ehwww. I'm glad I ain't a kid in the backseat there. The only exciting thing to watch will be my parents head...

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    Looks like they passed up the more radical designs of the ecoVoyager and Jeep Renegade by just slapping electric drivetrains into conventional body styles.

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    I have no idea what this is... looks like an NEV.

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    #12 doug, Sep 23, 2008
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    Apparently yes:

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    Ah, let me count the Lotuses.
    Tesla, Ecotricity guy, Detroit Electric, Ken Okuyama, Dodge

    Any more?

    Seriously though, I thought Chrysler was a manufacturer, not a conversion company. Oh, the happy EV up there is a dressed up Gem. Dressed up as what, I don't know but Halloween IS coming up soon.
     
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    Yes, they're all essentially conversions. They figure it's important to get an EV to market quickly and this is a way to do it. Not particularly exciting. Though, they're definitely in a better position to do this than most conversion companies since they don't have to rip engines out of their own cars. And we know Lotus is perfectly willing to ship gliders.

    Depending on price and performance, that Europa conversion could take a chunk of the Roadster's market share.
     
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    Yeah, I wonder what they plan to charge for it.
    Since I can't afford a Roadster right now, it is great to have another (somewhat similar) option.

    The video says "0-60 in under 5s, range 150-200 miles".
     
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    This whole "internet based unveiling" seems like a quick response to the Volt announcement. With the existing Jeep and Europa chassis being shown it seems like they are unveiling "mules" more than finished product.


    Response over at LotusTalk:
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    So they decided to just plant the Dodge logo, electric engine on an existing frame.
    WOW genius!
    1. The Chrysler brand is sinking
    2. Looking for bail out money
    3. Selling the Viper brand..."

    "...Chrysler is asking Washington for a billions of dollars bailout so they can develop electric cars according to a CNBC report. They then show the Europa and act like they had developed it and needed money to bring it to production however they just bought it from Lotus. Smoke and mirrors..."
     
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    Smart to do it across 3 brands. Smart to cover their bases with E-Revs and BEVs, which hasn't been done by any company yet. Also smart to launch at the same time as the Volt.
     

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