Tata and Chrysler to develop electric vehicle together?

Don't get too excited just yet. Chrysler won't be re-badging a battery-powered version of the Tata Nano in the near future. Global Electric Motors ,or GEM as it's more commonly known, has apparently inked a deal with Tata to create a battery-powered version of the Indian company's Ace mini-truck. For those who don't recall, GEM is the NEV manufacturing arm of Chrysler. It looks like Tata will build the vehicles in India for export to the U.S. beginning late this year. The plan starts with 10,000 vehicles annually eventually ramping up to 50,000. No other details are available right now but a lead acid or NiMH battery is likely with the vehicle probably classed as an NEV.
[Source: Reuters]

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