The vehicle's design is based on real-world experience and customer feedback on Chysler's TEVan, an electric minivan sold to fleets from 1993-1995.
EPIC is powered by a nickel metal hydride battery pack. Top speed for EPIC is 80 mph. It has a projected range of 80 to 90 miles on a full charge. "While there's still a gap in cost and operating range between electric- and gasoline-powered vehicles, we're working hard to close that gap," says Craig Love, Chysler's executive engineer for electric vehicles.