Chrysler unveils electric concept car for USPS
Chrysler showcased four all-electric Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service yesterday and vowed to apply for a grant to manufacture a "fleet" of such cars for the government agency.
The car manufacturer said it intends to apply to the U.S. Department of Energy's Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant, enabling Chrysler to make enough zero-emission electric minivans for most of the postal workers around the country.
"Our ENVI electric minivan concepts illustrate Chrysler's innovation with electric vehicle technology and show what the future could hold," said Frank Klegon, executive vice president fo product development at Chrysler.
ENVI, which gets its name from the first four letters of the word environment, is a team within Chrysler charged with the task of integrating electric-vehicle technology into existing products.
Sam Pulcrano, vice president of sustainability at the USPS, said the department is currently looking to replace its "aging fleet" with energy-efficient vehicles.
Because of an established relationship with Chrysler, the USPC currently has more than 10,000 minivans in its fleet from the car manufacturer.
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