Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's electric...

It's cramped, quiet, goes from 0-60 in 5 seconds and tops out at 120 MPH.

Oh, it also has a plug. You maybe can buy one in 2010.

All that comes from a 200kW motor -- 268 hp in traditional gearhead terms -- that makes a wheelspinning 650 Nm, or 480 lb-ft of torque...

What's equally impressive is Chrysler's goal of delivering somewhere between 150 and 200 miles of range per charge. The midship-mounted lithium-ion battery pack should require an overnight charge plugged into a standard outlet, and less than half of it if you set up a 220-volt quick charger.

Motor Trend test drives the Dodge EV.

I have my doubts about the 200 mile per charge range, but if it's true, that will be one of the biggest hurdles for consumer demand since we're spoiled by far ranging gasoline predecessors.

That and sticker price. Plus Biden's confusion on clean burning coal plants. Hey, that electricity has to come from someplace!

Chrysler & Jeep have their lithium-ion battery offerings, too.

It's a brave new world, boys n girls.
Smile Train
Providing Cleft lip and palate surgery to children all over the world.
If you agree with these people that it's a worthy charity, please CLICK HERE to donate any amount.

Day by Day