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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - Peapod

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Uploaded on Nov 10, 2008

With gas prices continuing to fluctuate, many auto companies are looking to go electric with their future line of cars. Chrysler surprised the industry last week when they unveiled a fleet of three electric cars, one of which will go on sale in 2010... but less hyped was their announcement about the new Peapod neighborhood electric vehicle from their Global Electric Motors division. Designed and engineered by Chrysler's ENVI division, which is dedicated to producing electric cars away from the normal corporate climate, the Peapod is a sleek and futuristic electric vehicle that produces absolutely zero emissions. The Peadpod is designed to be driven in traffic congested urban areas, gated communities, and other private and public areas with low posted speed limits, and they're street legal in most states on roads with a posted speed limit of under 35 miles per hour. The Peapod has a maximum speed of 25 mph, and the car can drive 30 miles on a full charge... so if you pick one up, don't expect to replace your old car for everything. But the Peapod can take a lot of the burden off your old gas engined car, because it will be great for local trips within your neighborhood, to places like the grocery store, a nearby movie theater, or trips to school. And if you don't think driving an emission free Peapod on short trips only will have much environmental impact... you'd be surprised. Chrysler's Global Electric Motors Division, or GEM, has sold over 38,000 electric cars even before Peapod was announced, and they've collectively driven over 200 million miles and saved an estimated 10 million gallons of gas and 150 tons of tailpipe emissions. And with the Peapod's fully enclosed form, eight eye catching color options, and sleekly futuristic look, GEM is sure to sell a lot more cars when the Peapod goes on sale in 2009. Chrysler has not announced the price of the Peapod yet, but the current range on GEM vehicles is between just under 7,000 and just over 12,000 dollars. You can learn more about the Peapod at www.green eco mobility.com. I'm HOST and you've been watching RPMFreaks.Com. Keep watching for more news, reviews, and tips from the automotive world.

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