Chrysler Town & Country EV. Click image to enlarge
Chrysler Town & Country EV
Toronto, Ontario – Making its first debut outside of the United States, the Chrysler Town & Country EV Range-extended Electric Vehicle is a prototype that combines the electric-drive components of an electric vehicle with an integrated, gasoline auxiliary power unit and generator to power the electric drive when needed.
The Chrysler Town & Country EV uses a 200 kW (268 hp) motor, producing 350 N·m (258 lb.-ft.) of torque. The system provides a total range of about 650 kilometres including approximately 65 km of zero-emissions, all-electric operation.
“We’ve made electric drive a primary path to developing clean vehicles for all of our product lines. And thanks to that sharp focus, we’re making fast progress,” said Reid Bigland, CEO of Chrysler Canada. “Our first Chrysler electric vehicle will be produced in 2010, and this demonstrates how serious we are about offering our customers environmental responsibility without giving up driving range, comfort or utility.”