Chrysler Unplugs Envi Electric Vehicle Division
Chrysler's Envi division for development of electric vehicles has been absorbed into the rest of the company
Envi, the team of engineers charged with developing electric vehicles for Chrysler, has been disbanded.
A spokesman told Reuters development of electric cars will be integrated into the company's traditional structure.
“Envi is absorbed into the normal vehicle development program,” Chrysler spokesman Nick Cappa told the wire service.
This is a reversal from last year, when Chrysler touted extensive plans for electric cars, including a battery-powered Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler Town & Country and a sports car called the Dodge Circuit.
Under the ownership of private equity fund Cerberus Capital Management, Chrysler had highly promoted the electric-car strategy. No mention of the electric-car plans was made last week at Chrysler's extensive product session for the media.
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