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Chrysler will introduce three electric vehicles

Chrysler LLC today announced that the Company and its ENVI organization have new integrated electric propulsion technology has evolved and destiny production in three different vehicles, one for each of its brands, namely Chrysler, Jeep ® and Dodge.

Chrysler will select one electric-powered model has to be produced for a North American consumers in 2010 and those of European markets after 2010. Moreover, hundreds of electric vehicles Chrysler circulate on the roads in 2009, whether being part of the fleet of governments, businesses and public services or products under development of the Company.

The company said it has reached an advanced development of the electric vehicle evolues point stadium for production and it will use this technology in its electric propulsion platforms vehicle has traction, propulsion and a framework and independent body with four-wheel drive in the coming years.

From its head office, Chrysler today presents its prototype electric vehicle propulsion has the Dodge EV, Jeep EV and Chrysler EV, in addition to the demonstration of the performance and capabilities of each in terms of conduct.

"It is our social responsibility to our customers to offer them evolues electric vehicles that are ecological and display high energy efficiency, and we intend to act in accordance with this responsibility without delay and a larger scale than any other manufacturer, "stated Bob Nardelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler LLC. "The launch of electric vehicles Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge provides a glimpse of what was what the future has very short term, in addition to showing that we are serious and well advances in regard to the marketing of a propulsion vehicles electric. "

ENVI division

The development of electric vehicles and electric vehicles has autonomy prolonged Chrysler is conducted under the direction of ENVI (for the first four letters of the word "environment"), which is the division that the Company has created primarily for the design electric vehicles and related advanced technologies. The development of electric propulsion systems intended for future vehicles Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge has advance rapidly.

"The ENVI division, created there just one year in the strategic intention to rapidly develop electric vehicles for the Chrysler, exceeded all our expectations," said Tom LaSorda, Vice Chairman of the Board and president. "Grace ENVI, Chrysler is developing technology that will enable it to commercialize electric vehicles and other electric vehicles has autonomy prolonged offering very high energy efficiency. "

The technology of electric vehicles

The electric vehicles Chrysler use only three main components, namely an electric motor to turn the wheels, a system evolved from lithium-ion batteries to power the electric motor and a controller that manages energy flow . The electrical system being developed will be used in a vehicle pulling a propulsion and independent body frame and four-wheel drive.

"This technology provides consumers with a vehicle that produce no tailpipe emissions and offering a range of 150 to 200 miles (about 250 to 330 km), which largely exceeds the daily needs of most Americans who commute between home and work, as nearly 80% of them travel by car less than 40 miles (65 km) per day, or 14,000 miles (about 23,330 km) per year, "explained Frank Klegon, Senior Vice -president was the development of products. "Electric vehicles offer us the opportunity to fulfill our responsibilities in social, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and eliminate monthly gasoline bills, while delivering performance and convenience that our customers want . "

The technology of electric vehicles has prolonged autonomy

The range electric vehicles combine the components of prolonged electric vehicles has a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator to produce additional energy required to supply the necessary electrical system. This gives all the qualities of an electric vehicle with the autonomy of existing petrol vehicles without compromising performance.

The range electric vehicles are prolonged environmentally friendly without losing their autonomy, their comfort and their usefulness.

Dodge EV

The electric vehicle Dodge EV being developed is a sports car propulsion for two passengers which provides high performance and zero tailpipe emissions.

"The Dodge EV sets a new standard as to what can be expected of electrically-propelled vehicles," stated Lou Rhodes, vice president, advanced engineering, and president, ENVI. "The technology of electric vehicles can make a pleasant drive a sports car and helps redefine the vision of the Dodge brand in matters of environmental friendly vehicle. "

The electric propulsion system is based on three main components: an electric motor 200 kW (268 hp), a rechargeable lithium-ion ADVANCED and a current regulator integrated.

The electric motor 200 kW generates a torque of 650 Nm (480 lb-ft). The instantaneous and actual high power electric motor provides exceptional performance and allows the Dodge EV has a top speed of 60 mi / h (100 km / h) in less than five seconds and go a quarter mile (approximately 0.42 km) in 13 seconds. The Dodge EV can travel a maximum speed of over 120 mi / h (200 km / h).

Fed by the most recent technology lithium-ion, the Dodge EV has a continuous range of 150 to 200 miles (about 250 to 330 km), which is equivalent to more than three times the average daily distance traveled by most consumers. The process of charging the vehicle is very simple: just plug the battery for eight hours to a household outlet. The recharge time can be divided into two or four hours using a 220-volt outlet, like that of most appliances.

The Dodge EV is for passionate road a powerful sports car they can drive every day to work without consuming gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions.

Jeep EV

The Jeep EV under development is an electric vehicle with extended range that allows a glimpse of the future or we can "go anywhere and do anything" thanks to the capabilities that have made the fame of the Jeep Wrangler.

The Jeep EV combines unmatched field performance while the Wrangler has an absolute philosophy of minimizing human impact ("Tread Lightly"), which allows nature lovers to explore the planet without harming it.

The Jeep EV autonomy prolonged uses an electric motor, a system evolved from lithium-ion battery and a small gasoline engine with an integrated electric generator to produce additional energy required to supply the necessary electric propulsion system has. The electric motor 200 kW (268 hp) generates a torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). With approximately eight gallons of gasoline (about 30 liters), Jeep EV can go 400 miles (about 665 km), 40 miles (65 km) without using gasoline or producing of emission thanks to all electric operation.

 "We also try to develop a model to electric wheel motors on all four wheels to make a demonstration of the full potential of advanced electric technologies ENVI division," said Rhodes says.

The instantaneous and actual high power electric motor and the ability to precisely control each wheel and allow independent way to provide all-terrain performance perfectly suited to the Jeep brand, without compromising on-road driving.

Chrysler EV

The Chrysler EV under development is an electric vehicle with extended range, which illustrates another potential application of electric propulsion technology ENVI in vans Chrysler Town & Country are the best in their category.

"The Chrysler EV allows us to seat seven passengers and offer the luxury of a Town & Country minivan in the electric vehicle technology that is convenient for the whole family and makes no compromises," said Mr. Rhodes. "The electric vehicles being developed at the ENVI division are proof that we were able to quickly adapt the electrical systems to a wide range of vehicles intended to be part of future Chrysler products. "

The Chrysler EV combines the components of an electric vehicle has an engine cylinder and a low generatrice integrated to produce the extra energy needed to power the system has required electric propulsion. This gives all the qualities of an electric vehicle, while increasing autonomy, so that it is equivalent to that of petrol vehicles without compromising performance.

The Chrysler EV uses a motor 190 kilowatts (255 horsepower), which produces a torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and goes from 0 to 60 mi / h (100 km / h) in about nine seconds. The Chrysler EV prolonged autonomy can travel 40 miles (65 km) in any electric mode and 400 miles approximately eight gallons of gasoline (about 30 liters). The Chrysler EV and is an excellent family vehicle has high efficiency energetics.

Know-how and experience acquired in connection with the development of the Chrysler EV will be exploited to design new vehicles has four intended to be part of the range of Chrysler wheels.

Collaboration agreement with the department of Energy

Chrysler and General Electric realized, in collaboration with the department of Energy of the United States, a draft study of advanced storage technologies energy.

"The partnership between Chrysler and General Electric to associate technology with electric propulsion electric vehicles Chrysler to make the demonstration activities of research and development undertaken by GE in the field of advanced systems for the storage of energy," said Klegon says. "Our common goal is to develop, in consultation with the department of Energy, a new integrated system of storage which will reduce the size of the battery pack for electric vehicles and to reduce considerably the cost compared to current products. "

Chrysler and GE will develop and evaluate solutions both based on the original batteries GE technology.

"One of the main challenges in the development of electric vehicles is designing a battery offering the right balance between power, allowing, for example, the vehicle to accelerate, and the energy that ensures long battery life, "said Mr. Klegon. "We believe that the combination of two Particular chemical compositions, one focused on power and the other on energy in a single battery pack is a very promising avenue for future electric vehicles from Chrysler. "

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