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RACERS PREPARE FOR CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH ELECTRIC STOCK CAR 200K PACED BY ELECTRIC-POWERED PLYMOUTH VOYAGER MINIVAN

 RACERS PREPARE FOR CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH ELECTRIC STOCK CAR 200K
 PACED BY ELECTRIC-POWERED PLYMOUTH VOYAGER MINIVAN
 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Corporation (NYSE: C) and the Solar and Electric Racing Association (SERA) today announced that Chrysler-Plymouth Division will sponsor and pace the premier race at the 1992 Arizona Public Service Solar and Electric 500, April 24-26, at Arizona's Phoenix International Raceway.
 More than 20 electric passenger cars will compete April 26 in the Chrysler-Plymouth Electric Stock Car 200K on Arizona's one-mile oval. An electric-powered version of Plymouth Voyager minivan will serve as the official pace vehicle.
 "We're delighted that Chrysler-Plymouth is sponsoring the Electric Stock Car 200K and are equally pleased with Chrysler's commitment to electric vehicles," said Ernie Holden, SERA president. "This will be the most diverse field of racers ever assembled for an electric vehicle competition and with an electric-powered Plymouth Voyager leading the way, should also be the most exciting."
 "Our Plymouth Voyager is a natural first-ever electric pace vehicle for this race as our minivans have brought many 'firsts' to the market," said Steve Torok, Chrysler-Plymouth Division general manager. "Not only was the Voyager the first minivan, but it also was the first minivan with an air bag and the first vehicle in the world with integrated child seats.
 "Now, we get to add another first with a voyager powered by electricity," Torok said.
 The Plymouth Voyager, powered by a General Electric 54-kilowatt DC motor and 180-volt nickel-iron batteries, is the product of Chrysler's aggressive electric vehicle development program, code-named TEVan. The electric-powered Voyager has a range of more than 100 miles and has a top speed of more than 65 miles per hour.
 Electric vehicle race fans aren't the only ones who get to enjoy this year's APS Solar and Electric 500. More than 6,000 Arizona public school students have been invited to attend the April 24 opening day to learn more about tomorrow's most promising environment-friendly transportation. Some of those students will have the opportunity to ride in the electric-powered Plymouth Voyager.
 In addition to the Chrysler-Plymouth Electric Stock Car 200K, other races featured in the "500" include: the world's first student-built hybrid electric vehicle race sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy; an open competition race featuring the first electric midget car and a rear engine formula car powered by electricity; and a solar-powered vehicle race.
 Tickets for each race are available by calling SERA at 602-953-6672 or the Dillard's department store box office at 800-638-4253.
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 /NOTE: Media can receive credentials prior to the races by calling SERA's number, 602-953-6672.
 CONTACT: Jason Vines, 313-956-5346, or Tom Kowaleski, 313-956-5342, both of Chrysler/
 (C) CO: Chrysler Corporation; Solar and Electric Racing Association ST: Michigan, Arizona IN: AUT SU:


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