Chrysler's 'Viability Plan' Includes the Dodge Circuit EV

It appears Chrysler has anointed the vehicle that will represent the ailing car company in a future populated by the Tesla, the Aptera, the Fisker, the Volt, and every other hyped or high performance alternative vehicle believed to be part of our near future: The Dodge Circuit EV.

Dodge Circuit

According to CNN Money, the "viability plan" Chrysler sent to the Treasury Department to justify its bailout featured an "EV Roadster", which is surely the all-electric Dodge Circuit that debuted at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

Although a member of Chrysler's 5-vehicle family of ENVI series hybrids, the lightweight, 2-seat Dodge Circuit EV is the only dedicated electric vehicle of the bunch.

But will the Robert Nardelli-led Chrysler car company even be around in 2010 to produce the Circuit?

Do you even care anymore if they aren't?

  • PROPOSED SPECS for the Dodge Circuit EV:
  • Propulsion: 268 hp (200 kW) electric motor
  • Battery: Lithium ion
  • Range: 150-200 miles
  • Zero-to-60: under 5 seconds
  • Top speed: 120 mph

Chrysler's page on the Dodge Circuit

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