• R2 Dad Posted: 3/22/2010 8:13pm PDT

    Of course, it needs to be under $25K. Will it come in under $35K? They can hit all the performance specs they want, but if it's too expensive and gas is still $3/gallon they can forget it.

  • Daniel Posted: 7/25/2010 7:01am PDT

    Hello John,
    thank you for the article...
    I have to admit it seems I lost overview...
    last time I looked Chrysler was divorced from Daimler with Mercedes being fed up by the "marriage made in heaven"...
    Fiat was (is?) a GM partner...
    how comes Chrysler is gonna build a Fiat EV model????
    despite of that: With the Fiat being voted as the sexiest/nicest car in Germany by the highly stylish gay community, I am sure this can turn out to be a smart move...the car may be adopted by celebrities and first movers so it becomes "classy"...
    It also makes sense because an industry insider told me that the reason that - in my opinion - premium car makers are reluctant to build full EVs is that the drivetrain is responsible for 30-50% of the value added income for this carmaker...
    an EV is by far easier to build (except for the battery, which is not knowledge owned by the carmaker but by 3rd party companies like 123)
    So it may make sense for Chrysler to be more like a assembler (Car by fiat, battery by 123...) to follow this strategy...
    it will be much harder for those automakers with high investment and knowledge in the Otto-engine drivetrains...
    My two cents
    Daniel

  • Casey Posted: 11/13/2010 10:02pm PST

    Bring the Fiat EV in production I'll be the first to buy one. My old 94 diesel gets better fuel mileage then 80% of the chrysler/dodge lineup. Its about time we see a good electric car come out.