Chrysler, through its subsidiary GEM has unveiled a new eco-friendly electric car dubbed the “Peapod”, which is slated to go into production in 2009. Chrysler has not released much information about the car but the GEM Peopod will be more aerodynamic and an improvement over earlier electric car models from GEM. Seats will be made out of mesh material for better air regulation and recycled material. The GEM Peopod electric car will obtain a top speed of 25mph and can travel up to 30 miles in a single battery charge.
Chrysler has also announced that the GEM name will be changed from Global Electric Motors to GreenEcoMobility.