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Chrysler to electrify entire product line

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Chrysler is coming out with a very ambitious plan.

 

Instead of making one, or just a few, electric-only models, Chrysler will sell the same models in both gasoline-powered and electric-powered versions. This low-cost, high-variety electric-vehicle strategy will play a big part in any comeback plan Chrysler may present in hopes of getting government rescue funding.

 

Chrysler’s first electric vehicles will be based on current vehicles. The carmaker hasn’t yet announced what the first model will be but, based on prototypes Chrysler revealed in September, it will likely be a minivan, a Jeep Wrangler 4X4 or a 2-seat sports car built in a Lotus body.

 

Chrysler’s second-generation electric vehicles, which the carmaker plans to start rolling out between 2012 and 2015, will be engineered from the wheels up to use either gasoline or electric power.

 

If gas prices stay low, Chrysler factories will produce more gasoline powered models. If gas prices rise, factories can start rapidly turning out more electric cars since the models are essentially the same.

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Originally Posted by dana1981:

Chrysler is coming out with a very ambitious plan.

 

Instead of making one, or just a few, electric-only models, Chrysler will sell the same models in both gasoline-powered and electric-powered versions. This low-cost, high-variety electric-vehicle strategy will play a big part in any comeback plan Chrysler may present in hopes of getting government rescue funding.

 

Chrysler’s first electric vehicles will be based on current vehicles. The carmaker hasn’t yet announced what the first model will be but, based on prototypes Chrysler revealed in September, it will likely be a minivan, a Jeep Wrangler 4X4 or a 2-seat sports car built in a Lotus body.

 

I suppose Chrysler is in a waiting mode; the news tonight was more "gloom and doom" about plant shutdowns by Chrysler, hopefully temporarily.  Promises of electric cars from the 'big 3'  are fading a bit.

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What the new car manufacturers are contemplating does not one iota for the existing fleet of 257 million vehicle or the ones sitting on car lots . How many of those owners can or will simply scrap their vehicle and buy a new EV ?

 

Why not solve that problem " NOW " ???? The technologies exist and are being introduced . Rockefeller is aware and not very happy about it cuz it interfers with his agenda and control . Wake up people ! Exercise your God given liberty by weaning yourselves from his clutches .

 

http://www.minimizefuelprice.com  = hydrogen on demand , no storage or infrastructure requirements .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Converting existing cars is a difficult and expensive process.  There's a company - the name escapes me - that will convert any gas car to electric...at a cost of around $55k. 

 

There are other options like the Poulson hybrid conversion kit which can act as (affordable) bridges until more new electric vehicles are available.

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I don't know why it takes them so long to get an electrc version out.  The same problem has been with PHEV's.  I just  had one built from a wreck.  I put in an EV pack from Plug in Supply.  Very doable.

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Originally Posted by saintjerome:

I don't know why it takes them so long to get an electrc version out.  The same problem has been with PHEV's.  I just  had one built from a wreck.  I put in an EV pack from Plug in Supply.  Very doable.

 

That's so cool!  What kind of MPG are you getting?

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