Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009...11:03 pm

BLACK Dodge Circuit in action

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I know these video has been out there for a while but I wanted to post it here just in case someone missed it.  I am a huge fan of this electric vehicle being that is being designed by Chrysler.  Built using a Lotus Exige body much the same as the Tesla Roadster uses the lotus Elise body, it sports a 200 Kilo Watt (200 KW/ 746 = 268 HP)  electric motor that can do 0-6o in under 5 seconds.  All of this while offering a driving range of 150-200 miles.  It is a plug-in electric and the only one from Chrysler that doesn’t have a range extending engine.  I just realized that we don’t have an acronym or designation for true plug-in’s versus range extended plug-ins.  I am going to coin those as REEV or Range Extended Electric Vehicles, where as the Dodge Circuit is just a PEV.  It is my understanding that this will be the first electric vehicle to be produced from Chrysler.

Here is several videos from a test drive of the Dodge Circuit. The first video is from Autoguide.com and the second is a test drive from a Chrysler employee.

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