Do Trio of Concept Cars Presage Greener Future At Chrysler?

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.

Published: 14-Jan-2008

The introduction of three Earth-friendly Chrysler LLC concept cars today will serve as a coming out party for ENVI, a skunk works team at the automaker whose aim is to bring electric-drive vehicles to market.

In rolling out the vehicles -- an electric Dodge sports wagon, a fuel-cell powered Chrysler sedan and a small electric Jeep with a diesel range extender -- the Auburn Hills automaker is hinting at its future green products.

All three vehicles are powered by batteries and electric motors. Two of them use a range extender to recharge the batteries while the car is in operation; the Chrysler ecoVoyager has a fuel cell, and the Jeep Renegade has a small diesel engine. The other concept, the Dodge ZEO, is an entirely electric vehicle that must be plugged in for recharging.


The PAS series, which includes six different bikes, will have its official launch next month in Japan. Prices will start at US$800 to US$990.

The bikes will make their debut appearance in Ed's new comedy TV show, 'Living with Ed' which broadcasts Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV.

The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.


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