PHOTO CAPTION: Dodge Zeo all-electric concept car debuted at 2008 Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler to Show Dealers Its Electric Car This Week

While Chrysler is mum on the details, one dealer reported that Chrysler will be showing them plug-in electric cars. Pictured is Dodge Zeo electric concept car from 2008 Detroit Auto Show.

Published: 27-Sep-2008

NEW YORK: Chrysler LLC said Friday it is preparing to reveal some of its future plans to its dealers next week, and one dealer said they'll get a look at the next-generation electric vehicles the automaker is developing.

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers will get "insight into our business strategies" Tuesday via videoconference at about 100 movie theaters across the U.S., Chrysler spokesman Stuart Schorr said.

Although Schorr declined to reveal the contents of the presentation, Alan Helfman, vice president of River Oaks Chrysler Jeep in Houston, said Chrysler told him the event will show off the plug-in electric cars that the automaker has been working on.


Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

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.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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