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

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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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'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.

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.

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.

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. 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

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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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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It's the 2017 Chrysler. It's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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.

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. That model, to be called the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is slated to go on sale around September 2016. market. And while it’s only badged a hybrid, the charging port just ahead. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range have attracted huge interest. Production of the partially electric minivan began early in April, but over the last several. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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.

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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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. For 2017, Chrysler is putting the Town & Country name out to pasture--but it's still making waves in the segment.

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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

Chrysler looks at vehicle-to-grid technology

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Chrysler has become the latest carmaker to cast its eyes over vehicle-to-grid technology - by forming a partnership with energy technology leader NextEnergy. Latest News Green cars Chrysler

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

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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.

2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

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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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New Chrysler transmission to boost fuel economy

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Chrysler is to introduce an eight-speed automatic transmission that will help boost fuel economy for both the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger in 2012. Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler 300 Chrysler transmission Dodge Charger eight speed transmissionLicensed through ZF, the transmission will be mated to the 3.6litre V6 Pentastar engine and offers a four-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel economy that takes the fuel economy of the two [.].

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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

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.

Chrysler: Mild Hybrids Coming, Says Electric Cars 'Overblown By Media'

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Yesterday''s multi-hour presentation of the five-year plan for the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was called "Chryslerpalooza" by local Detroit reporters who sat through it. The first green news was that Chrysler will build small numbers of plug-in hybrid minivans and large SUVs to meet emission regulations.

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.

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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.

Tesla Hiring At Second California Facility, Ex-Chrysler Plant

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While its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well. The company is seeking workers for a second California facility, according to a report in Bloomberg last week. In addition to the former GM-Toyota assembly plant in Fremont, California, that currently builds

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Next Diesel Candidate For Chrysler: Full-Size 300 Sedan?

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Is Chrysler planning to introduce a third diesel-powered vehicle, after its 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel and the Ram 1500 diesel pickup truck? According to Saad Chehab, head of the Chrysler brand, the automaker is considering a diesel version of its full-size four-door sedan model, the Chrysler 300. But, he added during an interview with

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Chrysler brings plug-in hybrids to California

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The city ofSan FranciscoinCaliforniais to benefit from 14 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Chrysler. They will be introduced as part of a three-year evaluation programme with the aim being to assess how they work in real world conditions with reports being given to Chrysler on all driving and charging experiences. Chrysler Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news plug-in hybrid vehicles plug-in hybrids San Francisco

Chrysler to support ethanol production

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Chrysler is the latest big name car manufacturer to show its support for ethanol production by entering a memorandum of understanding with ZeaChem, Inc. Biofuels Chrysler Green cars Latest news cellulosic ethanol ethanol ZeaChemThe alliance is meant to accelerate the development and market adoption of cellulosic ethanol with the partners hoping to: strengthen credibility among regulators and American consumers; move away from the “food [.].

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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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. This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium.

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

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Finance General Motors Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock Market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

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Federal Transportation Bill, VW Sales, Chrysler Conundrum: Today's Car News

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Today, the final Federal transportation-funding bill includes some provisions for electric cars, Volkswagen sales get slammed by the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, and Chrysler buys emissions credits to make up for low fuel economy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See why the final transportation bill recently signed by President Barack. Today in Car News

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

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Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. 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

Chrysler to invest $300million in new transmission

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The Chrysler Group LLC will soon invest $300million into its transmission manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Indiana, as it produces a brand new fuel efficient eight speed automatic transmission. Tags: Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler Group LLC eight speed transmission INdiana Transmission Plant Kokoma Casting Plant new transmission ZF Group

CA dealer offers Fiat 500e electric car at $49 a month, $0 down in Black Friday weekend deal

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While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles refuses to say how many electric Fiat 500e cars it's sold over the past several years, there are likely more than many people think. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lease price compliance car Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA We know the number is at least 7,000 from recall notices, for instance. And FCA is continuing with aggressive efforts to sell the little electric three-door hatchback. DON'T MISS.

Chrysler CEO Underscores, Again: Electric Fiat 500e Loses Money

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But last week''s little media explosion over Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne''s negative comments on the 2014 Fiat 500e electric car his company sells--in limited numbers, in California only--shouldn''t be a surprise. OK, clearly he shouldn''t have said, "I hope you don''t buy it."

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Chrysler wants electric car funding

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In-trouble car manufacturer Chrysler LLC has put forward three proposals as a request for $224million in funding under two US Department of Energy initiatives - the electric drive vehicle battery and component manufacturing initiative and the transportation electrification initiative. The proposal will include vehicles such as the Dodge Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Chrysler Town & Country PHEV and the Chrysler Town & Country electric vehicles.

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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.

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.

Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

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Today''s news includes the much-anticipated unveiling of the Tesla "D" all-wheel drive Model S electric car and its "Autopilot" feature, as well as Chrysler''s announcement of a plug-in hybrid minivan, and the restart of the Department of Energy loan program that funded Tesla and Fisker.