Fiat Chrysler seeks Hyundai partnership for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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Fiat Chrysler is looking to partner with Hyundai to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology, its CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed on Saturday. hydrogen Sergio Marchionne Partnership hydrogen fuel cell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The revelation came after a presentation on Alfa Romeo's planned return to Formula 1 racing, held at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy. “There is the potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai.

Fiat Chrysler to end diesel engines in cars by 2022 (but not trucks): report

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Fiat Chrysler will abandon the use of diesel engines in all its passenger vehicles by 2022, according to a report Sunday. Diesel Europe emissions EPA EU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCADemand for diesel versions of passenger cars in Europe is waning and car makers face extraordinarily high costs to get diesel engines to comply with emission limits in real-world use. FCA is expected to announce the move in a.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

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They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. Its last generation of Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans were, frankly, subpar. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA That's just what happened for the company that invented the multi-purpose vehicle more than 30 years ago.

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. concept Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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

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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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with that type of powertrain to go into production.

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Fiat Chrysler to electrify more vehicles as diesels fall out of favor

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Chrysler, however, was by far the most pessimistic. Sergio Marchionne plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Among the Detroit Three automakers, General Motors has a quarter of a century of electric-car experience, from the legendary EV1 to the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV. Ford launched hybrids in 2004, before any other maker, but its battery-electric efforts thus far have been strictly compliance cars.

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A New Reason Electric Cars Make Chrysler's Marchionne Nervous

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't very interested in electric cars. And though FCA just launched the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid. Sergio Marchionne plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA When his company launched the battery-electric Fiat 500e, Marchionne was quick to point out that it was only doing so to comply with California's zero-emission vehicle mandate.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets ad support from Sesame Street characters

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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind vehicle, the sole plug-in hybrid minivan offered for sale in North America. Its early months were plagued by a powertrain recall for a potentially faulty diode within the power inverter module.

FCA US to deliver thousands of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in Hybrid Minivans to Waymo’s self-driving service

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FCA US LLC announced an agreement to supply “thousands” of Chrysler Pacifica plug-in Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to Waymo to support the launch of its driverless ride-hailing service. —Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

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Diesel Has An Endpoint, Says Fiat Chrysler's Marchionne

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So far, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has been on the more optimistic side. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal has many analysts, pundits, and automotive executives pondering the future of diesel in the U.S. He believes the Volkswagen scandal is merely a matter of corporate indiscretion, and that the public won't.

SUVs so hot that Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 may never return

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Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updated its five-year plan, with the Italian-American carmaker focusing more heavily on trucks and SUVs. Two casualties of this truck fever were the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said the company would attempt to outsource manufacturing of these models to.

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US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

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The Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ-ENRD) has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for using software defeat devices in nearly 104,000 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles (Model Years 2014-2016) with 3.0-liter diesel engines.

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Chrysler Changes Its Mind About EVs

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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.

French prosecutors to investigate Fiat Chrysler for 'aggravated cheating' on diesel emissions

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to be dogged by allegations that it cheated on various diesel-emissions tests. Europe emissions lawsuit France Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA In the U.S., the company faces two lawsuits alleging that diesel vehicles use "defeat device" software to circumvent emissions tests in a similar manner to Volkswagen's cheating TDI vehicles. In January, the EPA said FCA had failed to.

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Fiat Chrysler unveiling Portal semi-autonomous electric concept at CES

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At CES 2017, Fiat Chrysler will unveil the Chrysler Portal concept—a battery-electric, semi-autonomous vehicle with a customizable interior seating up to 6 people.

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales have resumed after recall

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, but it hasn't had a particularly smooth rollout. Its seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range make it appealing to families who want a plug-in vehicle with more than five seats and more than 20 miles of range. But while sales began in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Chrysler’s 9-speed

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Model-year 2014 marks the debut of Chrysler Group’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Earlier post.) The advanced-technology gearbox enables aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and greater fuel efficiency than a six-speed automatic transmission. Its ratios are: 4.71. The wide ratio spread delivers outstanding low-end performance while small gear-ratio steps contribute to smooth transitions.

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. all-wheel drive Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars AWD Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. In some cases, it may even help maximize interior space in vehicle where that is an important selling point.

Chrysler Throws In Towel On Sedans: 200, Dart To Die For SUVs, Trucks

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the only U.S. The biggest shocker of the day was the company's announcement that it would kill off its two newest sedans, the Chrysler 200 and. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) FCAmaker to release five-year business plans to the media--and offer updates when things change. That's just what it did yesterday, when it updated its plan for 2014 through 2018.

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VW Joins Chrysler With 'Dirtiest Tailpipe' After Diesel Scandal Revealed

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emissions Union of Concerned Scientists Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases a semi-regular report card on automakers, ranking each by the amount of carbon emissions produced by their vehicles. During the last round of its Automaker Rankings, Volkswagen tied for third place, behind winner Hyundai/Kia and second-place Honda. But after the revelation that Volkswagen installed.

Fiat Chrysler appoints Chief Technical Compliance Officer

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles appointed Mark Chernoby as the Group’s new Chief Technical Compliance Officer. This newly created role will assume responsibility for overseeing all regulatory compliance programs in FCA’s four operating regions, both in terms of safety and emissions, including CAFE compliance in the US. The move is effective immediately. The speed of introduction of new standards in all of our operating regions has made the creation of this role a necessity.

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'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. 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.

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

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When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. emissions EPA Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of Concerned Scientists emissions rankings for carmakers. It tied for "dirtiest tailpipe" with Volkswagen, which was demoted after it was revealed that "defeat device" software in its.

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Fiat Chrysler to offer 4-cylinder turbo four to boost fuel economy

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And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has dropped hints that it would launch a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine since as far back as 2013. turbocharged Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA You'd expect an engine named Hurricane to be fairly powerful. Now it appears that engine is getting closer to production—and could boast nearly 300 horsepower. DON'T MISS: Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well.

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Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. Trucks natural gas CNG fleet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to assembly plants from FCA suppliers and component-manufacturing facilities. The company is investing $40 million to convert 179 trucks operating throughout the Detroit area to.

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Fiat Chrysler is last Detroit maker to convert cars to use E15

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently approved E15 fuel for use in all of its 2016 models, making it the last of the Detroit Three automakers to do so. Biofuels ethanol alternative fuel vehicles e15 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Corn growers and policymakers eager to blend greater amounts of ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies may have just achieved a significant goal.

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Waymo adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to self-driving program; early rider program

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Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) will add an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to expand its self-driving program. —Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

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2015 Chrysler 200 launches with strong orders

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More than 10,000 vehicle orders were placed for the 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan ( earlier post ) on the day the vehicle ordering system opened on 8 May, and more than 17,000 vehicle orders were placed in the first two days, Chrysler said. The Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant (SHAP) is at full production through mid-July.

FCA Windsor Assembly Plant begins production of plug-in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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The first 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ( earlier post ) rolled off the line at the FCA US Windsor Assembly Plant (Ont.) The launch of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid marks another milestone for the Windsor plant as it is the first electric vehicle to be built on its assembly line. on 1 December. The nearly 5,900 employees at Windsor Assembly are bringing more than 33 years of minivan production knowledge and expertise to the launch of the Pacifica Hybrid.

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FCA delivers 100 uniquely built Chrysler Pacifica PHEVs to Waymo for autonomous driving test fleet

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Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project, earlier post ) and FCA announced that production of 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) uniquely built to enable fully self-driving operations has been completed.

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Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

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Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them. Green Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell plug-in carsSix years after killing its pre-bankruptcy ENVI project that showed a variety of plug-in concept cars, FCA still doesn't offer any mainstream plug-in models. Its only production electric car is the Fiat 500e, and FCA CEO.

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U.S. planning to sue Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions: report

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Justice Department may be planning to file a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the engines in its light-duty diesel trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental Protection Agency emissions tests. The U.S. A report from Bloomberg last week cites unnamed sources who were briefed on the forthcoming suit. The equipment in. emissions EPA EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Chrysler

Green Cars News

Where we stand: August, 2012 Chrysler may be seen firmly as an American automotive brand with its focus largely on its homeland: but it has always had a strong presence in the UK too, dating back to the early 1900s when models such as the Chrysler Sunbeam and the Chrysler Singer were a fixture on [.]. Chrysler Manufacturer Spotlight

FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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FCA US unveiled the Chrysler Portal concept, an all-electric, semi-autonomous (SAE Level 3) interpretation of the “fifth generation” of family transportation focused toward the millennial generation. The Chrysler Portal concept is backed by significant research on the millennial generation.

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Chrysler Upgrades Pentastar V-6 For Fuel Efficiency; Lack Of Direct Injection A Hint Of Future EPA Rules?

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For the 2016 model year, Chrysler has extensively re-engineered its Pentastar V-6 engine, a mainstay powerplant in the light trucks that comprise the. emissions EPA diesel particulate filter (DPF) V-6 Pentastar Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Automotive engineers are very good at incremental improvements to existing technologies, and that skill will be much tested in meeting increasingly stiff fuel-economy rules between now and 2025.

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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? Chrysler will reveal a new electric car at CES in January.

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

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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. Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is standard on all models to further heighten the Chrysler Pacifica’s refinement factor.

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

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. 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. Despite its name, the Pacifica. Plug-In Hybrids Minivans plug-in cars

Chrysler outlines new strategy

Green Cars News

Rapid downsizing, improved fuel economy and simplification of the company’s engine line-up – they are the key elements of Chrysler’s new powertrain strategy. With a heavy reliance on the rapid transfer of Fiat Group technology for Multiair, Paolo E Ferrero, the senior vice president of Chrysler Powertrain outlined the company’s new five-year business plan during a briefing at Chrysler headquarters.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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Exceeding its initial program targets, the plug-in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ( earlier post ) has earned an electric-mode fuel economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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