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  • Your next Chrysler may have some NASA DNA

    Your next Chrysler may have some NASA DNA

    In what seems to me a rather unexpected partnership, it looks like one of the USA's most endangered car companies is teaming up with one of the USA's most underfunded programs to create... I know not what. Chrysler is hoping to get some tips on battery technology and composite materials from the space program, and I'm guessing NASA will take what it can get when it comes to partnerships, as long… Read More

  • All-electric Fiat 500EV to hit U.S. in 2012

    All-electric Fiat 500EV to hit U.S. in 2012

    Chrysler first showed this baby off at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Today, we received word that an all-electric version of the Fiat 500 platform should be available in only a couple years. How exciting! Read More

  • Apple Director Jerome York Passes Away At Age 71

    Apple Director Jerome York Passes Away At Age 71

    In a brief statement, Apple has announced that one of the company's board members, Jerome B. York, has passed away. The veteran auto-industry executive was hospitalized in serious condition after a burst brain aneurysm this morning, according to the WSJ, and he apparently died soon after. York was chairman, president and CEO of Harwinton Capital. A former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, and former vice… Read More

  • Step right up, get your plug-in Jeep

    Step right up, get your plug-in Jeep

    Chrysler really threw their hat into the electric vehicle ring today, revealing not one, not two, but three electric or semi-electric vehicles. The one getting all the eyeballs, of course, is the Chrysler EV (real creative name there), which is all-electric, based on a Lotus Elise, and does 0-60 in five seconds. Of course, that one probably won’t ever enter production, or if it does will… Read More

  • Chrysler to offer $499 EVDO car routers

    Chrysler to offer $499 EVDO car routers

    Instead of being stuck behind some A-hole driving 20 miles per hour under the speed limit while talking on his cell phone, you’ll soon be stuck behind a very similar A-hole trying to balance a laptop on his dashboard. According to Twice.com, Chrysler’s parts division will begin selling “a Mopar car cellular/Wi-Fi hot spot, expected to be the first of many Internet offerings from… Read More

  • Former Chrysler executive joins Tesla Motors

    Former Chrysler executive joins Tesla Motors

    Tesla Motors has hired former Chrysler Executive Michael Donoughe to oversee the company’s engineering and manufacturing processes as executive vice president. The 220 miles-per-charge electric Tesla Roadster that sells for more money than most people make in a year will soon be joined by a more consumer-friendly four door sedan. Donoughe should be well-suited for his new role, as he… Read More

  • Chrsyler to offer in-car wireless Internet next model year, safety advocates freaking out

    Chrsyler to offer in-car wireless Internet next model year, safety advocates freaking out

    Chrysler, the also-ran of the Big Three in Detroit, will offer in-car wireless Internet access beginning with 2009 model cars. The Los Angeles Times says it uses 3G, but doesn’t mention anything about those of us who live in areas without 3G coverage. The service, to be called UConnectWeb when it’s officially unveiled tomorrow, is aimed squarely at passengers—Chrysler… Read More

  • Chrysler to offer in-car Internet this year

    Chrysler to offer in-car Internet this year

    The third largest US automaker, Chrysler, will be the first car company to offer in-car Internet access. Web service will be provided via subscription from a wireless carrier and dealers will add the feature to existing cars this year. Upcoming fleets will roll off the assembly line Internet-capable. It remains to be seen whether or not Chrysler will integrate the Web browsing service into their… Read More