Chrysler is hopping on Detroit's belated eco-friendly bandwagon, a source tells the Wall Street Journal, with a full stable of electric cars and trucks that it plans to market starting in late 2010. While most of the planned models are hybrids, at least one will be a fully electric car which will go 150-200 miles on a charge.
The other vehicles will generally be “range-extended” hybrids using a battery with a range of 40 miles and a small gasoline engine to recharge the battery. These hybrids, which include SUVs, should be able to go about 400 miles on 8 gallons of gasoline. Chrysler is currently testing a range-extended Jeep Wrangler and Town & Country Minivan.