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Chrysler to go 100% hybrid

By Yoann Besnard on 4 March 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Dodgezeotop Chrysler President Jim Press, former head of Toyota in the US, wants the carmaker to make a big jump into the hybrid market.

At a recent seminar, Jim Press said that the carmaker would like to offer every future models with a hybrid solution to comply with the tougher new CAFE regulations. However, he didn’t give any timeline. As the future CAFE law promoting a fuel efficiency of 35mpg won’t enter into effect before 2020, Chrysler has still enough time to develop hybrid-powerd vehicles. Chrysler follows Toyota which expects its lineup to be only powered by hybrid solution by 2020.

At the last Detroit Auto Show, the company unveiled three hybrid-powerd concept cars: ZEO, EcoVoyager and Renegade. The three concept cars previewed the direction taken by Chrysler for its future models.


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