FEV Inc., considered a leading developer of advanced powertrain technologies, announced plans to show a Dodge Caliber Extended Range Electric at the 2009 SAE World Congress.

The Caliber will be a ReEV which stands for range extended electric vehicle and will have plug-in capability.  The showing at the World Congress is intended to show the companies ability to produce a complete vehicle with an advanced hybrid powertain.  But the vehicle is only considered an internal ride and drive concept at this point.

The Caliber ReEV is one of several hybrid vehicles in the works at FEV's new Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The Caliber concept ReEV boast some impressive numbers at this point.  It has an all electric range of 40 miles, can sprint to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, and reach a top speed of 84 mph.  The vehicle is powered by a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine, paired with a 41 kWcontinuous power generator with a max power of 75 kW.  And is powered by a 20 kW lithium ion battery pack.

The vehicle was developed in house by FEV with all aspects from modeling simulations, to NVH considerations, to vehicle integration conducted by FEV Inc.

Look for the premier of the ReEV Caliber by FEV Inc. at the 2009 SAE World Congress beginning on April 20th and running through April 23rd.

Source:  prnewswire.com