Frederick, Colorado – A concept Dodge Caliber extended-range electric vehicle will be unveiled by powertrain technology company FEV Inc. at the 2009 SAE World Congress. The plug-in Caliber was developed by FEV to demonstrate the company’s capabilities in hybrid engineering.
The Caliber ReEV concept is one of several new hybrid vehicle technologies FEV is developing in its recently-completed Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The ReEV uses a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine mated to a generator, with a liquid-cooled lithium ion battery pack. A traction motor powers the wheels. The company said that the vehicle can travel in all-electric mode up to 64 km, has a zero-to-96 km/h time of 8.3 seconds, and a top speed of 135 km/h.