Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NAIAS presents Dodge Zeo Concept

The 2008 Dodge ZEO -- Zero Emissions Operation – concept vehicle is a four-passenger, all-electric, "2+2" sport wagon that embraces the bold, emotional characteristic of the Dodge brand. With its 23-inch wheels-to-the corners, heroic proportions and muscular forms, the ZEO exhibits a new youthful breed of muscle-machine interface.

Dodge owners and those who will desire the ZEO concept are unquestionably driving enthusiasts. They are less family-oriented, with a desire for things that are high-tech, and place less emphasis on pure practicality. While they boast environmental and overall responsibility, they also exhibit a "need for speed."

"The Dodge ZEO concept is designed to break the paradigm of what an electric car should look like," said Bill Zheng, Dodge ZEO principal exterior designer. "An electric car can be as expressive as any gasoline-powered vehicle. The Dodge ZEO concept proves that point – and then some."

To this end, the ZEO's body has been given an active, three-dimensional form, with the fenders boldly offset to the body.

Dodge ZEO Concept Vehicle Specifications

  • Vehicle Type Battery Electric Vehicle, performance sedan
  • "2+2" passenger seating

Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight/GVWR 2650 lbs./3400 lbs.
  • Length 172.8 inches/4390mm
  • Width at H-point 68.6 inches/1743mm
  • Height 50.8 inches/1290mm
  • Wheelbase 109.9 inches/2792mm
  • Couple 1-2 29.2 inches/742mm
  • Front overhang 32.8 inches/832mm
  • Rear overhang 30.1 inhces/765mm
  • Track front/rear 64.1 inches/1628mm 65.8 inches/1671mm
  • Approach angle 10.2 degrees
  • Departure angle 24.6 degrees
  • Turn circle 40 feet/12.2m
  • Maximum width 76.5 inches/1944mm

Powertrain and Suspension

  • Layout Rear wheel drive
  • Motor Single electric
  • Power: 200 kW (268 hp)
  • Regenerative braking
  • Battery 64 kWh Li-ion battery pack
  • Suspension Front – SLA
  • Rear – SLA

Wheels and Tires

  • Tire size front P225/40R23x8 30.1 inches/764mm
  • Tire size rear P255/40R23x9 31.0 inches/788mm
  • Tire manufacturer Goodyear

Color Scheme

  • Exterior Orange Metallic
  • Interior Super White

Key Performance Attributes

  • 0-60 mph 5.7 seconds
  • Standing ¼ mile 11.0 seconds
  • Top speed 130 mph
  • All-electric range 250 miles
  • Equivalent mpg 120 mpg

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