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Dodge EV Vehicle (Europa) Cancelled



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Chrysler Kills ENVI Electric Car Program, Shocks No One - Chrysler ENVI - Jalopnik

Remember the fake electric car program Chrysler showed off earlier this year in a transparent attempt to get bailout money? Fiat just canceled the entire ENVI program. So predictable. Frankly, we're more shocked Chrysler still exists.

This doesn't mean Chrysler isn't still working on electric cars, but as Kicking Tires points out, they're just not working on the three battery-electric vehicles the ENVI program they unveiled to great incredulity at this year's Detroit Auto Show are DOA. [Automotive News, Kicking Tires]
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Thank God! I didn't want a dodge out there cheapening up the look of the Lotus... And people asking me when I bought my dodge!

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lol i searched for "crysler cancells"... anyways my thread has a picture.
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Actually, as a Lotus fan, I'm sorry to see this. Anything that puts some money Lotus' coffers is a good thing for its survivability.

It's down to selling what, maybe 100 or so cars a year in the US?

Sure, it will get a temporary, year or two boost from the Evora, but that will wane after a short time, just as the booming first year of the Elise has dwindled down to a handful of new ones sold.
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They never planned on making it anyway. It was just a dog and pony show for the government while they were asking for bucks. Using the Lotus structure was the cheapest way to look like they came up with a complete car. Nothing but PR.
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Curious. The Europa is neat looking IMHO, but has not been a big seller anywhere. Lotus only builds a few at a time and they are not very popular. Too bad for Chrysler. I feel like American car companies are hopeless. I can't see buying any American car, ever. Unless Ford buys Porsche and BMW and builds them here!

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