No surprise: Chrysler is several steps away from going electric

Chrysler showed up to Detroit last week with five electric-drive concepts – none of which it has a concrete plan to build. According to Automotive News, Chrysler hopes to put at least one into production next year but the automaker is facing major obstacles.

Unlike its rival General Motors, Chrysler has not confirmed who will supply the lithium-ion battery for its electric-vehicles nor has it set a firm production date.

President of Chrysler’s ENVI division Lou Rhodes said that the company has already decided which one of the five vehicles it plans on producing next year but declined to identify it. He said that Chrysler is testing a total of 100 plug-in hybrids in commercial fleets this year.

Including the Chrysler Town & Country EV and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV, Chrysler unveiled a new Jeep Patriot EV, a mid-sized Chrysler 200C EV and the Lotus based Dodge Circuit EV.

Chrysler 200C EV:

 

 

Dodge Circuit EV:

 

 

Jeep Patriot EV: