Chrysler 200C EV. Click image to enlarge
Chrysler 200C EV
Detroit, Michigan – Chrysler has unveiled the 200C EV (electric vehicle) concept at the North American International Show in Detroit, which it said “redefines the idea of responsible mobility with a touch of class and sophistication never before embodied so elegantly in one vehicle.”
Based on a shortened version of Chrysler’s rear-wheel drive platform, the 200C EV is based on the theme of embracing the future with a highly sculpted and richly-appointed environment. The interior contains no switches or levers, with all vehicle functions, settings and connection features managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, passenger-dedicated “techno-leaf”, and stowable table PC.
“The Chrysler 200C EV embodies our passion for problem-solving by combining the best of engineering and automotive design,” said Ralph Gilles, vice-president of design. “With the 200C EV, we were able to maximize the effectiveness of the ENVI powertrain with the stunning, wind-cheating vehicle shape, while pushing toward the future with the avant-garde interior and advanced in-vehicle connectivity. Designed for the car lover, the Chrysler 200C EV was inspired by Chrysler’s dynamic design legacy, and provides a glimpse at the possibilities for a next-generation Chrysler performance sedan.”
It is the newest Chrysler ENVI electric-drive vehicle and is capable of driving up to 40 miles (64 km) on battery-only power, with a small gasoline engine and integrated generator to provide electricity that can extend the driving range to 400 miles (644 km). This is a similar concept to that used in the Chevrolet Volt concept vehicle.