Monday, April 27, 2009

Electric avenue

According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler wants to build a battery-powered version of its ENVI Chrysler Town & Country minivan to become the mail delivery vehicle of choice for the U.S. Postal Service.

The automaker will apply for funding from the Department of Energy’s program that would enable it to build a demonstration fleet. Chrysler hopes to have as many as 250 ready for next year.

And USPS will be working with utility companies to develop recharging stations at Post Officesin Ann Arbor, Detroit, North Carolina and Long Island, NY.

What do you think about electric vehicles? Let me know here.


Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea. What, with everthing going "green", why not do our part in helping with emissions and such. I think in the end, it will mean bigger savings for the USPS.

Anonymous said...

It is a great idea. It will cut cost more if the vehicles are right hand drive. If we are really going to use them to the best capacity that we can they need to be right hand drive.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a good idea, but the task is making it durable. The LLVs are just that, they service the USPS for an extremely long time.

Anonymous said...

Plug them in? Develop recharging stations? Are you kidding me? That is so 20 years ago. Can't we purchase the technology like some automakers that charge as you drive & brake? I think a mail route would have a lot of braking and charging going on.