Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chrysler absent from buzz on electric cars

Among Chrysler Group's toughest challenges in life after bankruptcy is changing the perception that it lags competitors in bringing affordable small or midsize hybrid electric vehicles to market.

Last September, Chrysler said the first of its battery-powered ENVI models, which contain a small gasoline engine, would reach showrooms by the end of 2010. Three other electric vehicles were to be introduced by 2013.

But today, it is unclear whether new CEO Sergio Marchionne, who has been actively revamping Chrysler's product plans, remains committed to that plan. Fiat, like many European automakers, including Chrysler's former owner, Daimler AG, has been more committed to diesels than hybrids or electric models....More

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