Chrysler: "Hey Rocky, Watch Me Pull An EV Out of My Hat!"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
chrysler hey rocky watch me pull an ev out of my hat

The mainstream automotive press is all abuzz with the prospect that Chrysler will have a Volt-trumping electric vehicle (EV), or plug-in hybrid, or some damn thing in the showrooms before GM’s highly-hyped Volt. And it’s not just idle speculation; it’s company-fed idle speculation. ChryCo Prez Jim Press did the GM Car Czar Bob Lutz techno trash talking thing with the LA Times. “We’re not advertising a car we don’t intend to sell for five years today,” Press told the Up To Speed (and God knows what else) reporter. “What we’re doing is investing the money to build that car now.” Now as in now? Or now as in later? And will it be the ENVI of GM execs everywhere? The Detroit News can’t answer those questions. But Dan Strumpf reveals the Chrysler reveal will appeal to desperate dealers. His sleuthing indicates there will be a lot of popcorn on polyester come Tuesday. “Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers across the country will get ‘insight into our business strategies’ Tuesday via videoconference at about 100 movie theaters across the nation, Chrysler spokesman Stuart Schorr said.” In high-def no less. How ironic is that?

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  • Alex Nigro Alex Nigro on Sep 21, 2008

    For all the grief GM got over the Volt, at least GM has something, amirite?

  • Faster_than_rabbit Faster_than_rabbit on Sep 21, 2008

    ferrarimanf355: ask again in 2010, answer hazy.

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Sep 22, 2008

    These guys aren't Bullwinkle, they are Boris and Natasha. "Look Dahling, I have exposed our competitors plans for the diabolical schemes that they are while I also pull the same scheme write under everyones' noses. Brilliant, no?"

  • Alex Nigro Alex Nigro on Sep 22, 2008
    ferrarimanf355: ask again in 2010, answer hazy. Yeah, sure, no problem. That's more than what Chrysler has at the moment, at least...