Monday 12th January 2009

Detroit '09: Dodge Circuit EV

Hard-charging Dodge Circuit is based on Lotus Europa

Haven't I seen you somewhere before?
Haven't I seen you somewhere before?
The Dodge Viper and Lotus Europa couldn’t be more different if they tried – but what would happen if they had a lovechild? Well, it might look something like this – the Dodge Circuit EV.

As the name suggests this is in fact an electric car and although the original concept was seen last year, Dodge has decided to give it more of a family face.

The new car has been unveiled at the Detroit Show and is obviously based around a Lotus Europa but is powered by a Tesla Roadster-style lithium-ion battery pack.

The car has a similar range of between 150 and 200 miles but could cost considerably less than the £90,000 Tesla. It is expected to go on sale in the US in 2010 and in the UK in 2011.



Author: Oli S

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