Detroit '09: Dodge Circuit EV

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.




 

 

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  • spoonoff 12 Jan 2009

    This is the equivalent of McDonalds trying to improve their image with vegetarians by setting a cow up in a luxury penthouse-barn, after painting it orange...

  • kambites 12 Jan 2009

    I wonder what "considerably less" means.

  • Timayyyy 12 Jan 2009

    Electric cars FTW!!!hippy

  • carsnapper 12 Jan 2009

    ridiculous car.

    150 miles range is totally useless, and I suspect that after a years worth of use that'll drop to >100 miles 'real' driving. Lithium batteries are an environmental disaster to build and recycle. It'll take hours to recharge even with a huge industrial 70 amp + output and still uses fossil fuel or nuclear generated electricity to power it.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Play toys for the rich and stupid.


  • kambites 12 Jan 2009

    carsnapper said:
    ridiculous car.

    150 miles range is totally useless, and I suspect that after a years worth of use that'll drop to >100 miles 'real' driving. Lithium batteries are an environmental disaster to build and recycle. It'll take hours to recharge even with a huge industrial 70 amp + output and still uses fossil fuel or nuclear generated electricity to power it.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. Play toys for the rich and stupid.
    confused Well reasoned argument there, thanks for that.

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