Jalopnik spotted the new Peapod-Chrysler's GEM electric car for neighborhoods-in the wild. Even while it feels like a glorified golf cart for "gated communities," it looks great down to the iPod/iPhone dock in the middle of the dashboard. The design makes us smile for obvious reasons-although it's also a little bit scary because it reminds me of the evil Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters.

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The Peapod will run at 25 miles per hour with just a 30-mile range per battery charge, which can be reloaded using a standard electrical plug in six to eight hours. [Jalopnik and Mocoloco]