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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

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The Pacifica minivan, launched this year, has received positive reviews for its combination of stylish design, comfortable interior, easy-to-use infotainment, and capacious carrying capacity for up to eight adults and their goods. Plug-In Hybrids Minivans plug-in carsDespite its name, the Pacifica.

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

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Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan.

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

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We know very little about the plug-in hybrid version that Fiat Chrysler will launch sometime after the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is unveiled next year. market, only Chrysler will offer a minivan that plugs in and can run. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Plug-In Minivan Offers 30 Miles Of Electric Range

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Chrysler’s Town & Country was one of the first minivan on the market when it arrived in 1989 as a spinoff of the original Dodge Caravan, and its mix of practicality and near-premium status did a lot to boost the segment. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

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At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6 engine and front-wheel drive) may soon end up in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

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Chrysler wants to offer all-wheel drive as an option for its next-generation Town & Country minivan, but there's a catch. Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. all-wheel drive Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars AWD Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

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So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version of the next Chrysler Town & Country minivan would arrive late next year, he added a few derogatory comments about the range limits and what he views as unrealistic Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars.

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving

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It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. But the Chrysler Portal concept that will debut at CES won't be showing up at your local dealer any time soon. Far from it, in fact: the Portal is Fiat Chrysler's idea of a future in which we'll.

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Chrysler Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Minivan, Big SUV In 2016 And Later

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Five years ago, then-new Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and a new executive team held a marathon day-long presentation session on the company''s future, laying out a product plan in conjunction with Fiat following its government-backed restructuring. Today, what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is doing it again-and the company has confirmed

DeltaWing Road Car, Driving A Tesla Model S For Free, Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got news about the proposed DeltaWing road car, an owner''s claim of driving a Tesla Model S free for 18 months, and the ancestor of the upcoming Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Can you really drive a Tesla Model S electric car free for 18 months? Today in Car News

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Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

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In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the carmaker's old Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system. The Accord Hybrid--and its more sophisticated full-hybrid powertrain--is taking the year off, but will return in an.

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Bolt EV Details, Chrysler Plug-In Minivan, VW Blunders, Detroit Show: The Week In Reverse

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Which new and startling function has Tesla added to its electric cars? And, what did GM CEO Mary Barra say flat-out the company won't do? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, January 15, 2016. As we wrote last week, our regular "Week In Reverse" readers may notice there's no.

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2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

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So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. dealerships this fall.

Chrysler to lead plug-in hybrid minivan project

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Chrysler and the US Department of Energy have collaborated on a new plug-in hybrid minivan project. The aim of the project is to demonstrate 25 flex-fuel, plug-in hybrid minivans in locations including Michigan, California and Texas. Chrysler’s Town and Country minivans include [.].

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

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Cars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime wells-to-wheels emissions. That includes emissions associated with extracting, refining, and burning the fuel used to make the electricity that recharges them, as well as the same for any.

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Nissan e-NV 200 Concept Electric Minivan: NYC's Electric Taxi?

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The Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan shown here could well be NYC's next taxi sometime toward the end of the decade. The vehicle in the photos is blue, but imagine it in New York City taxicab yellow, complete with a black checkboard stripe and mismatched fonts in the logo.

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago. These electric minivan concepts are targeted specifically for use by the U.S.

Nissan e-NV200: Driving Nissan's Prototype Electric Minivan

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The prototype Nissan e-NV200 electric minivan was one of several vehicles available to drive on the test track at Nissan's GranDrive facility in Opppama, Japan, part of its annual Small delivery vans are a new category in the United States, but Nissan has big plans for its small NV200 delivery van--and among them are an all-electric version.

FCA calculates operational GWP impact of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as 31% less than previous-generation minivan

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) has an operational global warming impact 31% less than that of the previous-generation, gasoline-powered Chrysler minivan, according to an analysis by FCA US engineers using industry-standard software. No minivan has ever been rated higher. Brief

Chrysler Hybrid Sedan And Minivan: Missing, Presumed Dead?

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Pretty much every carmaker offers at least one hybrid model these days, even if they''re notably unenthusiastic about it. Have you ever seen an Audi Q5 Hybrid? But one carmaker is missing from a list that now numbers more than a dozen. And that maker is Chrysler-Fiat. Back in January 2011, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said at that year''s

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Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications. Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge. km/L (56 mpg US , 4.2 Engine model. 2ZR-FXE.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

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It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with that type of powertrain to go into production. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name. It is also the first mass-market plug-in vehicle sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in all 50 states of the U.S.

Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

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In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda.

Chrysler Group launches second phase of PHEV minivan project

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Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan. Two additional plug-in hybrid minivans will be retained by Chrysler Group engineers. l/100 km).

Nissan Prepares NV200 Electric Minivan For Global Trials

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Nissan took the next step in its aim to become the world leader in electric vehicle technology yesterday with the announcement that it was starting a global test program for an all-electric minivan.

LG Chem to provide Li-ion pack for Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan

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LG Chem announced that it won a contract to supply the 16 kWh Li-ion battery pack and controls for the new Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan introduced earlier this year at the Detroit auto show. Yonhap. Earlier post.). Chrysler estimates that the Pacifica Hybrid will deliver an all-electric range of 30 miles. Brief

First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

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There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing.

Plug-in minivan emissions, 2018 Camry Hybrid batteries, MPG plateaus: Today's Car News

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More proof that plugging in cuts carbon emissions, news on the batteries of the new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and discouraging news on the calculated fuel economy of new vehicles sold last year: all this and more in today's car news on Green Car Reports. Samsung says a new lithium-ion cell will recharge to 80 percent capacity in just 20.

Ford: Fiesta-Based B-Max Minivan Isn't Coming To U.S.

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Ford's small Fiesta-based minivan, previewed in concept form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is most recognizable for its innovative doors, and lack of a B-pillar. Remember the Ford B-Max? Of course you do. Unfortunately, motorists in the U.S.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Chrysler electric minivan, Porsche 'defeat device': Today's Car News

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Today, we review the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, Chrysler reportedly plans to unveil a new electric car at CES, and Porsche may have used an illegal emissions-cheating "defeat device" in its gasoline cars Missed last week's news? Catch up with our Week in Reverse feature. Chrysler will reveal a new electric car at CES in January.

Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Freed Hybrid Freed Hybrid Minivan Freed Spike Hybrid Honda Freed Honda Insight Honda Insight Exclusive Honda Insight HybridJapanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: More Details On 30-Mile Plug-In

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Chrysler last week revealed the completely new sixth-generation version of its minivans—including, at long last, the first full-hybrid minivan for the U.S. market. That model, to be called the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is slated to go on sale around September 2016. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Toyota introduces hybrid Noah and Voxy

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Both the Noah minivan (pictured) and the Voxy minivan will be launched on Valentine''s D[.]. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Toyota

Chrysler launches plug-in hybrid minivan project

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As part of the project it has sent three plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans (pictured) to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District – meaning there are now 25 of these plug-in hybrid minivans on [.]. Chrysler Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Chrysler Town & Country green cars plug-in hybrid

Electric Minivan Conversion?

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We'd like to have a minivan or airport bus sized vehicle converted to electric with air conditioning, We'd like a 60-70 mile range at highway speeds

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

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It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design cues of the VW Bus. The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies.

'Most' Of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. Vehicles Will Be Hybrid By 2025, CEO Says

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon launch a hybrid version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as part of a redesign of that model that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. While it's the sole FCA hybrid in recent memory to be named specifically, it will apparently be just one of many new hybrid models from the.

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

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This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit automaker's 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its self-driving car research. It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently.

2015 Honda Fit Video Road Test

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To Honda’s credit, the latest Fit looks less like a scaled-down minivan than either of the two previous If you’re looking for a small hatchback that delivers both fuel economy and flexibility, only a handful of new cars come to mind.

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Honda Unveils 2011 Odyssey Minivan

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Honda has unveiled the 2011 Odyssey minivan, due to go onsale this fall. Currently the Odyssey is best-selling minivan in the US.