Electrovaya Wins Chrysler PHEV Battery Contract

Chrysler will build 140 of the trucks in a three-year demonstration project under a US $48-million grant.

Published: 24-Mar-2010

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya Inc. has won a contract with Chrysler Group LLC to provide lithium-ion batteries for a plug-in hybrid version of the auto maker's Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Chrysler will build 140 of the trucks in a three-year demonstration project under a $48-million (U.S.) grant from the U.S. government's vehicle-electrification program.

The contract with Chrysler was announced yesterday as Electrovaya appointed former Chrysler president Tom LaSorda as a special adviser to its chief executive officer Sankar Das Gupta and a member of the company's board of directors.

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