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Dodge Circuit EV
Detroit, Michigan – Chrysler showed a racy-looking electric sports car, the Dodge Circuit EV at the North American International Auto Show.
“The exterior styling of the Dodge Circuit EV mates bold Dodge styling to the no-compromise performance attributes of an all-electric performance sports car,” said Ralph Gilles, Vice President – Design, Chrysler LLC. “The Dodge Circuit EV offers an extremely fun-to-drive, expressive sports car without fuel consumption and with virtually no impact on the environment.”
Propelled by a completely electric drivetrain, the Dodge Circuit EV does 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds, the quarter mile in 13 seconds, and has a top speed of more than 120 mph (193 km/h).
The powertrain components include a 200 kW (268 horsepower) electric motor to drive the wheels, an advanced lithium-ion battery system to power the electric-drive motor, and a controller that manages energy flow. Chrysler says it has a driving range of 150 to 200 miles between charges – more than triple the average daily commute of most consumers. Recharging the vehicle is a simple one-step process: plugging into a standard 110-volt household outlet. The recharge time can be cut in half by using a typical 220-volt household appliance power outlet.
Chrysler says the Dodge Circuit EV delivers all of the convenience features of a performance sports car, including premium sound system, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and cruise control.