Fiat Chrysler withdraws merger offer to Renault after Nissan balks

Green Car Reports

A potential merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault, which would have involved Japanese partners Nissan and Mitsubishi, is off the table. Fiat Chrysler withdrew the offer after Nissan, Renault's larger but junior partner withheld its support.

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Mileage or money? Fiat Chrysler pays for missing fuel economy targets

Green Car Reports

That's the course Fiat Chrysler took for. Corporate Average Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It turns out there's more than one way for automakers to meet fuel-economy targets. One is to develop and sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The other—as demonstrated over the years by quite a few automakers—is to pay fuel economy fines to the U.S. Treasury as a course of doing business.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne dies suddenly

Green Car Reports

Sergio Marchionne, the man who engineered a historic merger between Fiat and Chrysler to rescue the Detroit automaker from financial collapse, died Wednesday in Switzerland. On Saturday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles quickly replaced him as CEO with Mike Manley, who most recently. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions for emissions credits

Green Car Reports

Chrysler and Tesla aren't known for having much in common. Chrysler was the first among American car companies to abandon its car lineup and focus on building big, heavy, thirsty SUVs and pickups. That has put Fiat Chrysler in a bind with emissions regulators around the world, where. Tesla builds nothing but pure electric cars, with no tailpipes.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid recalled for stalling, fire risk

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 10,021 Chrysler plug-in hybrid vans for an issue that could result in a stall, or possibly the increased risk of a vehicle fire. In the vehicles affected—2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models with production dates of August 16, 2016 through August 7, 2018—the gasoline engine might not.

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Fiat Chrysler lays groundwork to build electrified Jeep models

Green Car Reports

billion investment in manufacturing in Michigan announced Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will put some big plans in motion to electrify its entire future Jeep lineup. With a $4.5 That is likely to include a new Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid, based on an all-new Grand Cherokee planned to debut in early 2021, although FCA would not confirm.

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gas mileage review: The ideal family hauler

Green Car Reports

Seating for six, up to 32-miles of EPA-rated all-electric range, and a 30-mpg combined rating set the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid up to be not just the ideal minivan but the ideal family mover at this point in time.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

Green Car Reports

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 to electrify the next Dodge Challenger, boot the V-8?

Green Car Reports

Instead, Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley American muscle may never be the same. When the iconic and popular Dodge Challenger is redesigned sometime before the mid-2020s, the new version may come with an electrified powertrain. For informed green-car readers, it's important to make clear that that doesn't mean that any new Challenger will plug in.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Fiat Chrysler submits offer for Renault merger, could jump-start electric car development

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles proposed a merger Monday with French automaker Renault that would result in one of the world's largest automakers by volume and create one of the most diverse.

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Chrysler to reveal new electric car at CES, possibly a minivan: report

Green Car Reports

So Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needs a new all-electric vehicle to comply with California zero-emission vehicle rules, despite its CEO's frequent complaints that. Future Cars CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The Fiat 500e electric minicar is aging, and with the introduction of the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV this month, the three-door hatchback's 84 miles of range becomes woefully uncompetitive.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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A New Reason Electric Cars Make Chrysler's Marchionne Nervous

Green Car Reports

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.

'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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Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne doesn't think electric cars, Tesla are viable

Green Car Reports

While many automakers commit to an all-electric future through various sources of electrification, one remains skeptical of the business model: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Sergio Marchionne plug-in cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The question of electric cars and their profitability remains a major factor as automakers and brands move to electrify vehicle portfolios.

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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 to electrify more vehicles as diesels fall out of favor

Green Car Reports

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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Diesel Has An Endpoint, Says Fiat Chrysler's Marchionne

Green Car Reports

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.

Report says Fiat Chrysler emissions deal worth $2 billion to Tesla

Green Car Reports

In addition to $2 billion it raised in stocks and convertible bonds last week, the company signed a deal with Fiat Chrysler last month to share its emissions credits in Europe with the Italian-American automaker, which is lagging in electric cars. Analysts should no longer be worried about whether Tesla has enough cash to meet its immediate needs.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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.

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Green Car Congress

BorgWarner supplies its sprag one-way clutch for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first FCA US LLC mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry’s first PHEV minivan.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

Green Car Reports

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. But while a spate of plug-in hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles is just about to enter the U.S. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales have resumed after recall

Green Car Reports

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

Is Fiat Chrysler Secretly Developing A Diesel For Passenger Cars?

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles'' (FCA) green-car plans could include a new diesel engine for passenger cars. RELATED: Will Jeep Wrangler Diesel Be Chrysler''s Next EcoDiesel? The company hasn''t confirmed this, but a strange clue recently appeared that points to a potential diesel offering for U.S. models. A 2.2-liter, 16-valve "De Tomaso" diesel engine

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2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. Part of the Fiat-led product renaissance at Chrysler, it replaces the grim, dated previous 200 derived from the old Sebring and largely relegated to car-rental fleets. The 200 for 2015 has a pair of engine options

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2015 Chrysler 200 launches with strong orders

Green Car Congress

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.

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

Green Car Congress

Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy.

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