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  • 2009 Dodge Circuit EV

    Chrysler intends to launch its first all-electric model by next year according to a recent interview with Lou Rhodes, Chrysler's ENVI division president, and unlike its rivals, the now-Fiat-aligned carmaker is planning a high-performance sports model as its entry into the burgeoning segment. Chrysler’s pre-bankruptcy viability plan also told of the Circuit EV's production, but intervening events but the plan under considerable doubt. But the interview with Rhodes makes it clear that the company’s first electric car will be a production version of the Circuit EV. With performance...

  • Chrysler ENVI electric vehicle fleet
    Chrysler unveils $448 million electric vehicle plan

    Chrysler today submitted three proposals outlining a $448-million plan to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in order to rapidly bring electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid models to market. The proposals were submitted in order to receive two initiatives established by the DOE - the Electric...

  • Chrysler Auburn Hills headquarters
    Report: Fiat picks 3 directors for restructured Chrysler

    Only yesterday it was announced that former Chairman of Borden Chemical and of Duracell International, Robert Kidder, would preside over a restructured Chrysler as its new CEO, but already reports have emerged claiming Fiat has appointed three new directors for the struggling carmaker. In the lead...

  • C. Robert Kidder to head Chrysler
    C. Robert Kidder to head Chrysler after restructuring

    Nearly three weeks into Chrysler's bankruptcy and the global strategic alliance between Fiat and Chrysler comes news today that C. Robert Kidder - not Sergio Marchionne - will play the role of CEO for Chrysler after the bankruptcy. The news, which comes directly from Chrysler, contradicts a...

  • Chrysler Auburn Hills headquarters
    Government preparing for possible Chrysler bankruptcy

    As the April 30 deadline for Chrysler to restructure its business looms closer, the Treasury department has begun to prepare a bankruptcy filing for the struggling carmaker. The news highlights the severity of Chrysler's situation should it fail to enact a deal with Italian auto giant Fiat, but the...

  • Chrysler Town & Country electric van concept
    Chrysler presents electric minivan concepts for U.S. Postal Service

    Chrysler may be on the brink of bankruptcy but that hasn't stopped the company from trying to claw its way back into the now burgeoning electric market - with the help of the U.S. Postal Service. This week the company showed off four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts, which it...

  • Chrysler Auburn Hills headquarters

    Chrysler's race to turn its debts into equity took a major turn for the better today, with an offer from a group of banks and hedge funds that hold almost $7 billion in debt. The group is proposing to exchange around $2.5 billion of Chrysler's debt, but only in exchange for close to 40% of the company. There is also a stipulation that Fiat must invest at least $1 billion in cash in Chrysler, as well as one seat given to the group on the company's board. The offer from the banks is a far cry from what the Treasury Department requested just last week, which was a debt reduction of around $6...

  • 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA
    3 Chrysler plants under consideration for Fiat re-tooling

    Negotiations between Chrysler and Fiat regarding an alliance have now turned to production capabilities, and an anonymous source has revealed that three Chrysler plants are under consideration for possible re-tooling, at which point they will build Fiat vehicles, as well as Chrysler-badged vehicles...

  • Fiat and Chrysler logos
    More details on the potential Fiat-Chrysler alliance emerge

    At the end of March the President's task force on the industry put a 30-day window on Chrysler and Fiat reaching an alliance agreement. Just hours later Chrysler announced the two companies had signed off on the deal. That turned out to be premature, but the deal is still being developed, with new...

  • Chrysler ENVI fleet
    Chrysler picks A123Systems as battery supplier for future electric vehicles

    Chrysler has announced today that it has signed an agreement with American battery supplier A123Systems for new nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries for its future generation of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. A123Systems plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Michigan, and via this...

  • Fiat Panda Cross
    Jeep’s future will likely include compact Fiat Panda Cross

    Following the announcement of the proposed alliance between Fiat and Chrysler in January, the question on everybody’s lips was which European top-sellers were finally going to come to North America. Stylish compact cars like the Fiat 500 and Bravo were suddenly a very real possibility for...

  • Fiat 500
    Fiat and PSA Peugeot-Citroen deny merger rumors

    Fiat Group, Chrysler and its parent company Cerberus Capital Management in January released a joint statement announcing they had signed a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance. The alliance, a key element of Chrysler’s viability plan, would provide the American...

  • Fiat Chrysler logo

    Fiat and Chrysler first released a joint statement announcing they had signed a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance just over two weeks ago but according to Fiat's CEO the deal could be signed and completed by as early as the middle of this month. The alliance, to be a key element of Chrysler’s viability plan, would provide the American carmaker with access to competitive, fuel-efficient vehicle platforms, new powertrains, and components to be produced at Chrysler manufacturing sites. It would involve Fiat acquiring up to 35% of Chrysler in return for product...

  • Fiat and Chrysler logos
    Report: Fiat and Chrysler alliance will see seven new models sold in U.S.

    The proposed alliance between Chrysler and Fiat Group will reportedly see seven new vehicles introduced to the U.S. market, with most of the cars expected to be produced at idle Chrysler plants across North America. According to sources that have seen the product-sharing agreement, several of the...

  • Fiat and Chrysler logos
    What does the Fiat-Chrysler partnership mean to you?

    Today’s news of Fiat's decision to acquire up to 35% of Chrysler has taken the automotive world by storm. What might such an alliance portend for Chrysler? What could Fiat possibly derive from the union? And how might you, the car enthusiast, feel about the whole thing? History is always a...

  • 2009 Detroit Auto Show Winners & Losers
    2009 Detroit Auto Show winners and losers

    In the midst of one of the toughest years the car industry has had to face and government loan programs getting underway, the 2009 Detroit Auto Show was set to be a touchy dance with public sentiment. In the end the expectations proved true, and the restrained and carefully orchestrated displays...

  • 2009 Dodge Circuit EV
    Chrysler presents Dodge Circuit EV at Detroit Auto Show

    Back in September Chrysler showed off three vehicles designed to show the world that it too could keep up with Ford and GM as they developed low emissions powertrains for the future. One of those vehicles was essentially a Lotus Europa with Chrysler badging, but this was understandable as the...

  • 2009 Jeep Patriot EV
    Chrysler shows off Jeep Patriot EV range-extended SUV

    Back in September Chrysler showed its commitment to designing and marketing a range of electric and hybrid vehicles with the unveiling of a trio of concept vehicles, one for each of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. Despite its current financial situation, Chrysler is keen to show its...

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