Dodge Circuit EV
The Lotus Elise set the chassis for the impressive Tesla Roadster electric sports car. Dodge liked the idea so much that they decided to do the same thing, with the Dodge Circuit EV, a lightweight coupe packed full of batteries.
Apparently the Circuit could get up to 200 miles of all-electric range, similar to that of the Tesla Roadster. The Dodge EV could also charge in a quick four hours. Under the hood was a 200 kW battery that made 268 hp and 480 lb-ft torque. Unfortunately all of the Chrysler group’s EVs were shelved when Italian automaker Fiat took ownership of Chrysler and disbanded the ENVI electric vehicles program.
We got a chance to drive the Circuit EV before it was completely lost and forgotten, and found it a lot of fun to drive, but its stock brakes (from a Lotus Elise) were not up to all the weight of an EV.