It’s electrically powered and capable of level three semi-autonomy – where the car can take over in certain circumstances, with the potential to accommodate level four (high automation) autonomy. It’s for this reason that Chrysler also labels the car as ideal for ride sharing and hailing strategies of the future.
Chrysler claims an electric-only range of 250 miles for the concept, from a 100kWh battery pack which drives the front wheels. The Chrysler logo on the front of the car lights up to indicate the car’s state of charge.
Chrysler also claims that the interior capitalises on the packaging improvements facilitated by the battery electric vehicle powertrain.
The brand is aiming the Portal concept squarely at millennials with its ‘created by millennials for millennials’ mantra, and the car is designed to adapt to changing circumstances, for example, single life progressing to married life, to eventual family life.