By David Thomas on April 22, 2009
Seeing as today is Earth Day, we expected some sort of stunt from automakers to get some green press. Chrysler’s attempt is this all-electric Town & Country minivan built to serve as a fleet vehicle for the U.S. Postal Service.
Chrysler says this is a pretty straightforward use for such technology, and theoretically we’d agree. Any vehicle used in stop-and-go traffic that’s often left idling should be the first kind replaced by an electric version. Especially because fleets don’t usually go long range, are stored overnight, etc.
However, Chrysler offers no range for the electric Town & Country, and the U.S. Postal Service hasn’t signed on to buy any. Maybe this will go down in history as a “what could have been” vehicle. Check out a picture of the parcel-ready interior below and let us know your thoughts.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David