Toronto, Ontario – Toronto-based lithium-ion battery company Electrovaya has been chosen by the Chrysler Group to supply batteries for 140 Ram pickup plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that will be used in a demonstration program.

The Ram PHEV will feature a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery from Electrovaya. The trucks will be built for a three-year program that will run in various geographic and climatic locations across the U.S. More than 21 Chrysler partners, including utility companies, government agencies and universities will independently test the Ram PHEV and provide data for the advancement of the technology.

The program, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, will enable key suppliers to understand and test customer acceptance and the capability of PHEV systems in real-world conditions.

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