Chrysler ETV-1

Blast From The Past: 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 (videos)

Recently, the folks over at Gas2.0 dug out some interesting old Department of Energy footage pertaining to a “New Beginning” for electric cars – circa 1976, focusing on the Chrysler ETV-1, that we figured we would pass along. Chrysler ETV-1: “The first electric test vehicle developed for US Department of Energy’s Near…

7 months ago by Jay Cole 12

Chrysler 700c Concept

Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Van Confirmed For 2016

First rumored in 2013, then appearing on Chrysler’s ‘future product plan’ in 2014, more news that the Chrysler plug-in Town & Country is a real thing (and coming soon-ish to a dealer near you) has materialized. Online supplier documents obtained by Automotive news show the next-generation minivan from Chrysler (body…

9 months ago by Jay Cole 42

BMW i3

Chrysler Vehicle Dynamics Engineer Comments On BMW i3 BEV

Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss the BMW i3 with a Chrysler vehicle dynamics engineer who’s been test driving (competitive test vehicle) the BMW i3 BEV w/20-inch wheels (World package unknown) for 6 months now Here’s his take on the i3 (remember, he’s an engineer): Pros: Extremely quick, solid…

11 months ago by Eric Loveday 10

1999 Chrysler EPIC - Help My Pants Are Trying To Attack My Neck

Chrysler EPIC Electric Van Circa 1999 – Video

Yesterday brought news from Chrysler-Fiat’s CEO that the company’s new extended range Town & Country would be arriving in the US “a year earlier” than expected – reportedly now arriving in late in 2015. Although we are confident this van will indeed see production, we still have our doubts Fiatsler will…

1 year ago by Jay Cole 29

Tesla's Metal Air Patent Drawing

Big 3 Not Interested In Tesla Patents

According to the Detroit News, Detroit’s Big Three seem to show little to no interest in those open-source Tesla patents. “General Motors Co. said it hasn’t reached out to Tesla, while Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn’t comment directly on the matter.” States the Detroit News. While BMW,…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 64

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Hints At Future Plug-In Hybrid

Let’s bring all the players into the plugged-in mix. It seems even the iconic Jeep brand is now considering adding a plug-in hybrid setup to some or all of its exiting vehicles. According to Drive, a hybrid “Jeep is inevitable.” Looming emissions regulations will eventually force Jeep to electrify, but…

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 16