2009 Detroit Auto Show: Dodge Circuit EV

Dodge Circuit EV - Front Dodge Circuit EV - Rear

Even though the press has been pretty hohumabout the new electric car from Dodge, we at Sub5zero are always siked when we find an alternative energy vehicle which some acceleration chops. The Dodge Circuit EV will perform 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds, the quarter-mile in 13 seconds and has a top speed of at least 120 mph.

Per the press release: “The Dodge Circuit EV utilizes just three powertrain components. These include a 200 kW (268 horsepower) electric motor to drive the wheels, an advanced lithium-ion battery system to power the electric-drive motor, and a controller that manages energy flow.

Working with the latest advanced lithium-ion battery technology, the Dodge Circuit EV has a driving range of 150 to 200 miles between charges – more than triple the average daily commute of most consumers. Recharging the vehicle is a simple one-step process: plugging into a standard 110-volt household outlet. The recharge time can be cut in half by using a typical 220-volt household appliance power outlet.”

Source: Dodge via Autoblog