A direct descendant of the Lotus Europa, the Dodge EV electric plug-in hybrid was first revealed to the public a few months ago as a member of Chrysler’s futuristic fuel-efficient trio. Conveniently falling right on the tail end of the Chevy Volt’s publicity storm, Chrysler’s big unveiling was somewhat muted by the fact they refused to divulge which of the three vehicles was actually intended for production. Immediately ruling out the Chrysler EV minivan has an obvious red herring, the competition was ultimately divided between the 2011 Jeep EV and the 2011 Dodge EV – and it looks as though the Dodge EV might have won.
Caught by the semper vigilis eyes of the Brenda Priddy camp, the Dodge EV pictured above was spied cruising the streets at sunset with its headlamps off. Since we’re fairly certain it wasn’t Nardelli out looking for a little gritty Detroit action, it’s safe to assume these photos indicate the Chevy Volt is in for some serious domestic competition come 2011.