Chrysler today shocked the automotive world by announcing they will be rolling out an electric car in 2010. In car years, that's next year! The cars work with a rechargeable electric engine that gets about 40 miles to a charge. They also come with a small gasoline engine that charges the battery, but doesn't actually power the car.
"We have a social responsibility to our consumers to deliver environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient, advanced electric vehicles, and our intention is to meet that responsibility quickly and more broadly than any other automobile manufacturer," says Bob Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler. "The introduction of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge electric vehicles provides a glimpse of the very near future and demonstrates that we are serious and well along in the development of bringing electric vehicles to market."
The odds-on favorite for 2010 release is a sporty looking, yet-to-be-named two-seater (pictured above). The other two cars are scheduled to be included in 2011.