The 500 uses the same modular electric drive system that Chrysler has been developing for the last three years, including a battery pack comprised of large format automotive grade cells. No other details are available at this time, but Cappa did say that the electric drive team has actually grown since last year, despite the elimination of ENVI. In fact, Chrysler is still hiring engineers for its electric team. The focus at this time remains commercial applications like compact vans, and Cappa told ABG that the timing mentioned at the November 4 business planning meeting still holds true. That means the first product should appear in the 2012 time frame.