Chrysler looking for partners on fuel efficient vehicles

Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli seems to recognize that the automaker he's at the helm of needs to reduce its dependence on trucks and SUVs and begin offering more fuel efficient cars. Remember that Chrysler recently made a deal with Nissan to get a new small car in exchange for a full-size truck platform. Nardelli would be interested in more of these cooperations, according to the Detroit Free Press. Nardelli said, "We are accelerating our technology in response to the environment. We can't bet on every technology as some companies can. Hybrid, electric -- if you're at the roulette table, those are the two numbers we're betting on."

According to reports, Chrysler would like to offer something in the same vein as the upcoming Chevy Volt, an electric car with a small engine which recharges the battery for additional range. Chrysler has plans to introduce its first hybrid vehicles, which are, oddly enough, full size SUVs which use similar technology as the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon hybrids.

[Source: The Detroit Free Press]

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