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Fiat takes apart Chrysler’s ENVI department, will be absorbed to regular vehicle development

Under Fiat SpA, Chrysler has dismantled a team of engineers dedicated to developing a range of electric-vehicles. The move marks a major reversal for Chrysler, which had used its ENVI department and its electric-car program in order to receive $12.5 billion in federal aid. In August, Chrysler took a $70 million grant from the U.S. […]

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Chrysler quiet on electric-vehicle buzz

There has been a huge buzz recently around electric-vehicles and lithium-ion battery development; however, one automaker ,who was once a key player on the segment, has gone missing – Chrysler Group LLC. Last we heard, Chrysler and its ENVI department had planned to have an electric-car in the showrooms by the end of 2010. Even […]

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Report: Dodge Circuit EV may still be a possibility

Last we heard, Chrysler had cancelled production of the Europa-based Dodge Circuit electric car due to the credit crunch. The car was a product of the old Chrysler’s ENVI department, which Fiat may decide to kill completely since it may be too costly. However, Chrysler recently announced that it is still committed to producing electric-vehicles – meaning […]

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Chrysler submits $448 million plan to the U.S. DOE, planning new facility in Michigan

Despite still being in bankruptcy court, Chrysler announced yesterday that it has submitted three proposals to the U.S. Department of Energy that outlines a $448 million plan to “rapidly bring” electric-vehicles and plug-in hybrids to the market. The plan represents a 50/50 cost-share opportunity where Chrysler LLC and its partners (meaning Fiat SpA) will invest […]

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Report: Lotus Europa based Dodge Circuit electric-car has been killed

With Chrysler going through bankruptcy and giving majority control over to Italian automaker Fiat, it’s a bit unclear where the Auburn Hills automaker’s ENVI electric-vehicle division stands. Recent reports said that the bankruptcy judge or Fiat may decide to kill ENVI completely since it may be too costly. ENVI was scheduled to deliver its first electric-vehicle […]

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What’s going to happen to Chrysler’s ENVI electric-vehicle division?

So what’s going to happen to Chrysler’s ENVI division and their never-ending lineup of electric-vehicle concepts now that the Auburn Hills automaker has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? According to a report by earth2tech, now that Fiat will eventually own 35 percent of Chrysler, the company’s ENVI division and its partnership with battery maker A123Systems […]

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Report: Chrysler first electric-car will be the 268-hp Dodge Circuit

We’ve been hearing for some time that Chrysler’s ENVI division will offer its first electric-vehicle in late 2010. However, the Auburn Hills automaker, which recently partnered up with A123Systems to develop lithium-ion battery cells, never mentioned which one of its five ENVI concepts will enter production – until now. According to a report by CNNMoney, […]

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Chrysler partners with A123Systems for its ENVI electric-vehicles

Chrysler announced today that it has formed a partnership with U.S.-based battery supplier A123Systems for advanced Nonophosphate Lithium-ion prismatic battery-cells that will be used in the company’s first production electric-vehicles. A123Systems will be responsible for supplying energy storage systems for Chrysler’s first-generation of ENVI REVs (range-extended vehicles) and BEVs (battery-only electric vehicles). Chrysler currently has […]

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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 […]

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Detroit NAIAS 2009: Dodge Circuit EV, Dodge EV gets a name and cosmetic changes

No matter how much Chrysler tries to change up its Dodge EV, the fact remains that the car is essentially a Lotus Europa with Dodge badging. In an effort to make the vehicle more Dodge-like, Chrysler is bringing back the Dodge EV under a new name – Dodge Circuit EV – with a couple of […]

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2011 Dodge Circuit EV - Classic Article D67
2009 DODGE CIRCUIT EV JEEP PATRIOT CONCEPT PRESS KIT picture
2009 DODGE CIRCUIT EV JEEP PATRIOT CONCEPT PRESS KIT