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'Leccy Tech Chrysler has redesigned its Peapod range of electric cars with a model aimed directly at iPhone and iPod users.

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Chrysler's redesigned Peapod: now with an iPhone/iPod dock

The GEM Peapod – Green Eco Mobility (GEM) being Chrysler’s electric car division – has had its centre console redesigned for iPod/iPhone integration, allowing the driver to make a hands-free call while silently motoring down the road.

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Moon buggy crossed with a GWhizz?

Chrysler’s also added “ergonomic, supportive, mesh seating” that apparently improves air circulation inside the car. The seats are made from both recycled and recyclable materials.

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Big windows to let the sunlight in

The car measures 2.85m long, 1.7m high and 1.7m wide. A monstrous 12bhp electric motor gives the Peapod a top speed of 25mph, and it’ll will keep on truckin’ for about 30 miles on a 6-8 hour charge.

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Pick a colour, any colour

Buyers can opt to have a sunroof installed, but given the design of the car’s doors there’s probably not much need for one.

It’s worth noting that – according to a report by website gas2.0 - because the Peapod has a top speed of around 25mph it doesn’t require airbags, which means it can’t travel on freeways.

Production of the re-designed Peapod is scheduled to begin in 2009. A UK release date or price hasn’t been given yet.

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