Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

Photos by John Faulkner and Chrysler. The newly styled 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is ready for your test drive. When Clean Fleet Report first reviewed the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in 2017, it was the only electrified minivan on the market. Impressive Efficiency.

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

Green Car Reports

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. Future Cars Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA 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.

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VW auto shows, EV shoppers will pay more, Chrysler fines: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

As Volkswagen and other automakers dial back from auto shows, in the U.S. it sees them as a way to explain electric cars to shoppers. A new survey reveals that most car shoppers are willing to pay extra for alternative fuel. A new bill in Washington could add the state to the roster of those that require EV sales, along with California. And Fiat. FCA ZEV Mandate

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Report: Chrysler to Show Prototype Electric Fiat 500 at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Congress

The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler will display a battery-electric version of the Fiat 500 at the upcoming North American International Auto Show. According to the powertrain and product strategy laid out by Chrysler executives in November ( earlier post ), Chrysler is to function as the “global center of engineering competence for hybrids and electric vehicles for Fiat Group and Chrysler Group”.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Chrysler estimates that the Pacifica Hybrid will deliver an all-electric range of 30 miles. The Korean battery-maker added that it expects more large-scale orders under its technology cooperation with Fiat Chrysler. Yonhap.

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Chrysler Changes Its Mind About EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car

As the race to produce mass market EVs heats up, Chrysler has pulled out of the contest. More details below: Chrysler dismantles electric car plans under Fiat. “As late as August, Chrysler took $70 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a test fleet of 220 hybrid pickup trucks and minivans, vehicles now scrapped in the sweeping turnaround plan for Chrysler announced this week by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.

DOT announces Fiat Chrysler public hearing and issues special order over recall performance

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a public hearing to determine whether automaker Fiat Chrysler has failed to remedy safety defects and issue required notices in 20 recalls. During the 2 July hearing, witnesses from NHTSA, the automaker, and the public will be able to present evidence on Fiat Chrysler’s performance in each recall.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW ID 3, FCA emissions boost Tesla: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Details emerged of Fiat Chrysler's deal with Tesla to share emissions credits. self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Android Auto BMW iNext Volkswagen IDElectric cars are starting to roll out from German automakers. Volkswagen gave a name to its new electric hatchback, and started taking orders. And Mercedes-Benz rolled the first electric EQC SUV off its assembly line in Germany. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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New Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan features standard nine speed transmission, expected 35 mpg highway

Green Car Congress

2015 Chrysler 200. Chrysler introduced the revamped new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. MultiAir technology, which is exclusive to Chrysler Group in North America, uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves. Fiat Group architecture—complements of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta—is the basis for the underpinnings of 2015 Chrysler 200.

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Chrysler Group partnering with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid technology

Green Car Congress

Chrysler Group is working with NextEnergy to evaluate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology using four all-electric minivans. The two-year Chrysler-NextEnergy partnership launched in 2011 and has been gathering data from four Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with all-electric powertrains. Chrysler Group is supplying the vehicles and in-kind engineering support. —Bob Lee, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering.

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2017 Jeep Compass launched in LA, new small SUV for growing Jeep lineup

Green Car Reports

Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division has embraced crossovers with car-like features as it aims to fill every conceivable utility-vehicle niche. Debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Jeep Compass. Los Angeles Auto Show Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Jeeps are no longer exclusively classic SUVs (and actually haven't been for a while now).

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Chrysler introduces Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; 80 mpge city, 30-mile AER

Green Car Congress

Chrysler unveiled the all-new 2017 Pacifica minivan in both conventional and plug-in hybrid versions at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. A core element of the technology behind the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is its innovative electrically variable transmission (EVT). For added fuel efficiency, engine stop-start (ESS) technology is a standard feature on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (late availability).

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

Green Car Reports

Carbon Footprint Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids global warming greenhouse gas climate change plug-in carsCars 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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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

Green Car Congress

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. At the “Salon de l’Auto” in Brussels, the Minister of Mobility and Environment announced a program for the improvement of air quality in Wallonia.

Former Chrysler CEO Joins Electrovaya Board; Special Advisor to CEO

Green Car Congress

Former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda has joined Li-ion battery manufacturer Electrovaya’s Board of Directors. LaSorda brings more than 30 years of auto industry experience, most recently as Vice Chairman, President and Board Member of Chrysler LLC. LaSorda has also held the position of President and CEO of Chrysler Group after serving as Chief Operating Officer and member of the DaimlerChrysler Board of Management.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

Green Car Congress

Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. Probably the most common way [Chrysler] looks at battery calendar life is we do Arrhenius modeling. The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Click to enlarge.

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New 2017 Jeep Compass unveiled, replaces old Compass and Patriot too

Green Car Reports

It was unveiled at the Goiana, Pernambuco, plant in Brazil—where it will be built—ahead of a more formal debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Los Angeles Auto Show Brazil Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will replace both the current Compass small crossover and the related Patriot.

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Chrysler Group in 5-year, $18.2M partnership with McMaster University to develop advanced electric and hybrid powertrains; funding from Canadian Government

Green Car Congress

Chrysler Group LLC has entered a 5-year, $18.2-million partnership with McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, with funding support from the Canadian government, to develop next-generation, energy-efficient, high-performance electrified powertrains and powertrain components. For McMaster, the project partnership is one of three new partnerships with Chrysler, the federal government and other auto industry leaders worth a combined $24 million. Chrysler Group will invest $9.25

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Chrysler back on track: repays government loans

Green Cars News

It doesn’t seem too long ago that Chrysler was one of several auto manufacturers on the rocks in the midst of the financial crisis. Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler loan repayments Chrysler loans US government loansHowever, now the automaker has announced the repayment of $7.6billion in outstanding US and Canadian government loans after completing new refinancing transactions. The original loans have been repaid more than six [.].

Chrysler to Develop New Fiat 500 Electric Vehicle for the US; Ram PHEV to Offer 20 Miles All-electric Range

Green Car Congress

Chrysler Group LLC plans to engineer and produce a battery electric vehicle using the Fiat 500 platform. Previewed earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV demonstrates the immediate benefits of the alliance between Chrysler Group and the Fiat Group as well as the speed at which the two companies can work together on advanced vehicle programs, according to Chrysler. Chrysler Group has partnered with Electrovaya Inc.

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Fiat boosts stake in Chrysler to 58.5% after achieving fuel economy and production commitment milestone with the new Dart

Green Car Congress

Fiat has boosted its interest in the Chrysler Group by another 5% following Chrysler’s achievement of the “Ecological Event”—receiving regulatory approval for an automobile based on a Fiat platform or vehicle technology having a fuel efficiency rating of at least 40 combined miles per gallon (5.88 The increase is effective immediately, and brings Fiat’s interest in Chrysler to 58.5%. of Chrysler’s equity is owned by VEBA. and Chrysler Group CEO, Sergio.

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Chrysler Disbands ENVI Electric Vehicle Group; Function Absorbed into Traditional Line Organization

Green Car Congress

Reuters reports that Chrysler has disbanded its ENVI team, formed in 2007 to bring electric-drive vehicles and related advanced-propulsion technologies to market. At the North American International Auto Show in January 2009, Chrysler had introduced two new EV concepts and updates on three earlier EV concepts developed by the ENVI group.

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New Chrysler Hangs on to the Dodge Viper

Green Car Congress

Chrysler Group LLC will continue production of the Dodge Viper SRT10, earlier slated to cease production in December 2009. Chrysler Group is no longer pursuing a sale of the Viper business assets. Introduced as a concept car in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Dodge Viper was designed and engineered to test public reaction to the concept of a back-to-basics, high-performance, limited production sports car.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica, Chevy Bolt Specs, VW Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We're on the ground at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and there are several notable debuts, including the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active concept. We also have specs for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Today in Car News

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Auto sales continue slide

Plugs and Cars

auto sales dropped by more than 41 percent in February to the lowest level in almost three decades as deepening economic uncertainty drove Americans away from big purchases and new debt despite aggressive discounts from major automakers. The results mark the 16th consecutive monthly drop in auto sales. Chrysler down 44%. Tags: us auto sales Reuters reports: U.S.

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Android Auto makes its debut with support from multiple automakers and tech companies

Green Car Congress

Android Auto made its debut at the 2014 Google I/O annual technology conference in San Francisco as the first innovation resulting from the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)—a coalition of tech companies and auto industry leaders launched in January by Google, NVIDIA, Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai committed to bringing the Android platform to cars.

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Chrysler introducing new 2013 Dodge Dart compact; first use of new Compact US Wide architecture derived from Fiat

Green Car Congress

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., The new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture, adapted from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. These three engines, combined with three transmission choices provide the most diverse powertrain lineup in its class, according to Chrysler.

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV contract marks first delivery of a complete pack for volume NA PHEV for LG Chem

Green Car Congress

Li-ion battery maker LG Chem will supply the 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack system and controls for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. The Pacifica Hybrid, scheduled to be launched in late 2016 and introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, will be the first mass-produced hybrid minivan in North America. Earlier post.)

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Chrysler unveils 2013 Ram with array of new systems focused on fuel economy

Green Car Congress

2013 Ram 1500 at the New York International Auto Show. Chrysler unveiled the 2013 Ram pickup, featuring an array of fuel-saving systems including a more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine; eight-speed automatic transmission; stop-start system; thermal management system; pulse-width modulation to reduce parasitic electrical load; and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. Click to enlarge.

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Obama Outlines Next Steps for GM and Chrysler

Green Car Congress

In a statement livecast on the Internet by the White House, President Barack Obama said that neither of the restructuring plans submitted by GM and Chrysler “ goes far enough to warrant substantial new investment. ”. In his short address, the President confirmed details that had emerged over the weekend about the next steps for the two auto makers. Chrysler, the President said, is “ more challenging ”.

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Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around

The Truth About Cars

Following reports that the Fiat 500 would see the inclusion of a new all-electric powertrain in 2020, Fiat Chrysler has confirmed the model will actually become a dedicated EV — foregoing internal combustion entirely.

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Chrysler Introduces Next-Generation V-6 Engine: the Pentastar

Green Car Congress

At the New York International Auto Show, Chrysler LLC introduced the first of an all-new line of V-6 engines intended to improve fuel efficiency across the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge lineup by 8% on average compared with previous Chrysler V-6 engines. engine, which is flex-fuel capable, will ultimately replace seven current Chrysler V-6 engines: 2.7L; 3.0L (China); 3.3L; 3.5L; 3.7L; 3.8L; and 4.0L. The new 3.6-liter flex-fuel Pentastar V-6. Click to enlarge.

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 BEV Concept On Chrysler's Crowded Stand

Green Car Reports

We'd be remiss if we didn't at least nod to the electric Fiat 500 displayed within the many brands on the Chrysler stand. Chrysler mounted a new display at Detroit this year. We've written before about an earlier electric Fiat 500 conversion shown 18 months ago at the London Motor Show, but this one came with far less info. It was professional

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Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

Green Car Congress

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. —Auto Alliance. The bill phases in a requirement that, by fiscal 2026, 50% of light-duty vehicles purchased for the State vehicle fleet be zero-emission vehicles.

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New Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat Finalize Global Strategic Alliance; New Global Brand-Focused Structure

Green Car Congress

With the US Supreme Court yesterday clearing the final potential obstacle, Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat Group finalized their previously announced global strategic alliance, forming the “new" Chrysler. The “old” Chrysler had entered bankruptcy on 30 April 2009. The new Chrysler will begin operations immediately. Chrysler Group in turn issued to a subsidiary of Fiat a 20% equity interest on a fully diluted basis in the new company.

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Chrysler LLC Forms Strategic Alliance with A123Systems for First Generation of ENVI Electric Vehicle Lineup

Green Car Congress

Chrysler LLC and A123Systems have signed an agreement stating that A123Systems will supply Nanophosphate lithium-ion prismatic cells, and jointly developed battery modules and packs, for Chrysler’s first-generation ENVI Range-extended Electric Vehicles and battery-only Electric Vehicles. There, the company will manufacture the cells, modules and battery packs for Chrysler LLC. Chrysler will be responsible for the vehicle integration piece.

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Chrysler RAM plug-in hybrid project explores battery life

Green Cars News

A two-mode RAM Truck plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is being showcased by Chrysler at the Washington DC Auto Show. Chrysler Green cars Latest news battery life green trucks plug-in hybrid trucks RAM plug-in hybrid truck RAM TruckThe RAM plug-in hybrid project came about as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act DOE Vehicle Electrification Program that was launched last year; and now at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Pasadena, Oliver [.].

Chrysler And EPA Set To Announce New Drivetrain Research Project

Green Car Reports

With all the hoopla surrounding this week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, we’re quite surprised to learn that Chrysler has yet another major announcement to make, this time together with the Environmental Protection Agency. The two groups are set to announce a new research and development project next week at the EPA National Vehicle and

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2013 Dodge Compact Sedan: More Info On Chrysler's Most Crucial Car

Green Car Reports

The most important car that will be unveiled at next January's Detroit Auto Show may be the new 2013 compact sedan from Dodge, the first all-new vehicle designed by the combined Chrysler-Fiat companies. This morning, spy shots have leaked out and GreenCarReports has a small nugget of information on the Dodge compact that we haven't seen published

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Chrysler to bring electric Fiat 500 to US by 2012

Green Cars News

Chrysler has revealed it is to launch a new all-electric car into the US market based on the Fiat 500. Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV prototype was the first electric car built through the US carmaker’s alliance with Fiat. Chrysler 500 electric ev model U.S

GM and Chrysler Submit Updated Restructuring Plans; Up to $18.6B More Needed; Outlines for Product Plans

Green Car Congress

As required by the loan agreements signed in December 2008, GM and Chrysler submitted their updated restructuring plans showing a pathway to achieve financial viability to Congress on Tuesday. The plans, updated in the context of a worsening sales outlook for the entire auto industry, outline a need for up to an additional $16.6 Chrysler. Chrysler is pushing for the strategic partnership with Fiat. Chrysler product plans. Chrysler Restructuring Plan

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GM Evaluating Offers for Saturn; Fiat Eyeing GM Europe in Addition to Chrysler

Green Car Congress

Separately, Fiat said on Sunday that it was exploring the possibility of merging its auto business and interest in Chrysler with GM Europe to create a large automotive group with more than $100 billion. The Detroit News reported that sources familiar with the negotiations say GM would have a stake in the new company grouping Fiat, Chrysler and GME operations if a deal were concluded.

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2014 Fiat 500E Electric Car To Be Launched At LA Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have confirmed that Fiat will launch its electric 500 at the show. Fiat and Chrysler have never really been happy about launching an The 2014 Fiat 500E ditches the regular car's 1.4-liter gasoline engine, in favor of a battery-electric drivetrain. Beyond that, we don't know many details about the 500E.

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