Posted by: carboncreditsusa | January 16, 2009

Electric Vehicle Update: Dodge Circuit Has 268HP Electric Motor And Regenerative Braking And Will Compete With Tesla

Dodge Circuit EV

This pollution free, fully electric rear wheel drive sports car receives power from a 268HP electric motor with regenerative braking. The electric motor on the other hand receives energy from a lithium ion battery pack.

At first glance, you will associate it in terms of the exterior design with the gas guzzling Dodge Viper, however, it is actually based on the Lotus Europa (in fact, it looks just like it!). The exterior design screams one term definite term; “sports car!”, with its distinctive Dodge cross hair grille on the front fascia, low hood, functional deep scallops on each side and its slopping rear end. The only thing you find missing is the exhaust tip.

 This “Tangoreen” coloured 2-seater vehicle can deliver driving range between 150 to 200 miles. It is able to accelerate to 100 km/h in slightly less than 5 seconds and has a top speed of slightly more than 193 km/h. The potential rival to the Tesla Roadster, Fisker Karma S, Lampo Protoscar and probably Lotus’ very own electric sports car can be charged up via a standard household power outlet.

The interior of the Dodge Circuit is pretty much basic, staying true to its sport car nature with leather sports seats and two primary analog gauges which can indicate information about the electric drive system. I project that in about 10 to 15 years time, almost all auto manufacturers will have their very own production electric vehicles.


  1. But what is the carbon footprint to manufacture a car like that, how does it compare?

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