Chrysler Group launches second phase of PHEV minivan project

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Three plug-in hybrid-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivans ( earlier post ) went into service with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), bringing to 25 the total number of such vehicles on US roads. With this completion of the demonstration fleet’s deployment, the second, data-collection phase of Chrysler Group LLC’s plug-in hybrid minivan project now begins. Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan. Chrysler Group dominates the minivan market, selling 13.4

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. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles are currently being outfitted with Waymo’s fully self-driving technology, including a purpose-built computer and a suite of sensors, telematics and other systems, and will join Waymo’s self-driving test fleet in early 2017.

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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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. The Ram PHEV is a blended plug-in hybrid, meaning that it doesn’t run exclusively all-electric during its charge depletion period. The PHEV life challenge, Gross said, is that a PHEV is expected to demonstrate durability comparable to non-electrified vehicles.

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

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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 agreement with FCA US marks the first time LG Chem will engineer and manufacture a complete battery pack in Michigan for a volume production North American PHEV. Earlier post.)

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Chrysler Group withdraws test PHEV fleet to upgrade battery packs after overheating issues; to use a different chemistry

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On Friday, Chrysler Group LLC announced it was withdrawing from service its test fleet of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) to conduct a battery-pack upgrade. Chrysler said that a different battery chemistry will be used in the projects’ next phase, which will focus on grid interaction and improved safety. Chrysler has not yet announced either a new chemistry or a battery partner. Begun last year, the PHEV testing program is scheduled to end in 2014.

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Chrysler to present City of San Francisco with 14 PHEVs as part of a 3-year demo project

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Tomorrow, Chrysler Group LLC will present 14 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to the City of San Francisco as part of a three-year evaluation program. The city will evaluate the vehicles in real-world driving conditions and report regularly to Chrysler Group LLC all driving and charging experiences with the demonstration vehicles.

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

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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. Ram Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Fiat 500EV.

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

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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. The PHEV platform will be next-generation technology, with an all-electric range of more than 50 km (31 miles), and the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in the mid 4-seconds range. China will have 4 PHEVs and 4 BEVs. North America will see 8 PHEVs.

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Chrysler to introduce PHEV models in 2016 and 2017 to meet ZEV requirements; new FCA gasoline engine family coming in 2015

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Chrysler Brand will launch two plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) over the next several years, said Al Gardner, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand, during the FCA Investor Day presentations at Auburn Hills, Mi. One will be a PHEV version of the new Chrysler Town & Country minivan to be introduced in 2016; the second will be a PHEV version of a new full-size crossover vehicle to be introduced in 2017.

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Chrysler providing 10 PHEV Ram 1500 pickups to MBTA as part of demo project

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Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Chrysler will also distribute 5 of the Ram PHEVs to Central Hudson Gas & Electric and National Grid officials as part of a national demonstration program for evaluation and testing of the trucks for three years.

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BorgWarner supplies clutch for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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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. Earlier post.) Depending on driving mode, BorgWarner’s one-way clutch enables the secondary motor to generate electricity or work with the traction-drive motor to transfer torque through the differential to the front wheels.

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Electrovaya to supply Li-ion systems to Chrysler for 25 minivan PHEVs in 2-year fleet demo project with DOE

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Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan. has signed a contract to supply Chrysler with Lithium Ion SuperPolymer battery systems for 25 Town and Country minivans that will be part of a demonstration fleet of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) that Chrysler Group LLC has developed in partnership with the United States Department of Energy. Overall, DOE is contributing $10 million to the project, Chrysler is contributing $15,791,697.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan EPA-rated at 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined; stop/start and PHEV still to come

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The gasoline-powered version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg US (8.4 The Chrysler brand’s all-new minivan also has a calculated lifecycle Global Warming Potential (GWP) 9% less than the outgoing vehicle. on the new Chrysler Pacifica. However, component redesign produced an engine that weighs only 326 pounds (148 kg) in the all-new Chrysler Pacifica.

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Chrysler Group files S-1 for IPO; snapshot of R&D priorities; exploring a light-duty hydraulic hybrid

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Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of common shares. Chrysler writes that its has “ made the development of more fuel-efficient vehicles a priority to meet retail consumer preferences, comply with future regulations and as part of our commitment to sustainability. ”. “We —Chrysler S-1. —Chrysler S-1. —Chrysler S-1.

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Jeep Yuntu PHEV concept debuts at Shanghai

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Jeep began production for the Jeep Cherokee in China at the GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., At the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the new plug-in hybrid Yuntu SUV Concept (without giving much detail about the powertrain itself). Yuntu is targeting the Chinese market. SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in China; Jeep said that the Yuntu Concept showcases the potential for the Jeep brand to keep expanding in the country.

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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. The PHEV is the minivan segment’s first. 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 to deploy 20 Ram plug-in hybrid pickups this month; first of 140-unit test fleet

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Chrysler will deliver the first 20 units of its coming 140-unit plug-in hybrid RAM pickup test truck fleet ( earlier post )—10 to Clark County, Nevada and 10 to Yuma, Arizona—later this month, said Chrysler’s Abdullah A. The Chrysler PHEV pickup project is a $97.4-million effort, with DOE contributing $40 million of that through Recovery Act funding. Technical approach for the Chrysler RAM PHEV. The PHEV is equipped with a 345 hp 5.7L

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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.

Chrysler Powertrain Strategy to Rely Heavily on Integrating Fiat Engine Technology; Chrysler to Be Global Center of Competence for Hybrids and EVs for Fiat and Chrysler

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Ferrero, Senior Vice President, Chrysler Powertrain. Ferrero was speaking during a briefing at Chrysler headquarters today outlining the company’s new five-year business plan. In addition, Ferrero said, the Chrysler Group will be the global center of engineering competence for hybrids and electric vehicles for Fiat Group and Chrysler Group. Chrysler will adapt Fiat diesel engines to Chrysler applications.

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

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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. In April 2009, Chrysler unveiled four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the US Postal Service (USPS) in Washington, DC.

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Electrovaya begins deliveries of Li-ion battery systems for second PHEV platform for major US OEM

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said that it has been chosen by a “major North American automotive OEM” to supply battery packs for its second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) platform, and delivery has commenced. Electrovaya is already delivering battery systems for the Chrysler LLC Ram PHEV vehicle program. We are extremely pleased to be supplying lithium Ion SuperPolymer based battery packs to this second major PHEV automotive platform which has global recognition.

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USABC reopens 4 RFPIs for development of advanced high-performance batteries for start/stop, 48V HEV, PHEV and EVs

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reopened four requests for proposal information (RFPIs) for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for vehicle applications. USABC Goals for Advanced Batteries for PHEVs for FY 2018 to 2020 Commercialization.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. billion to convert the two plants that comprise the Mack Avenue Engine Complex into the future assembly site for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as an all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, adding 3,850 new jobs to support production. will invest a total of $4.5

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USABC awards $5.48M Li-ion PHEV battery technology development contract to Johnson Controls

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The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), an organization whose members are Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has awarded a $5.48-million lithium-ion battery technology development contract to Johnson Controls Inc. Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. JCS PHEV System Development-USABC (DOE OVT 2011 Merit Review).

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Hybrids take 7% of California market in 1H 2013; PHEVs 0.7%; EVs 1.1%

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Domestic brand market share (Ford, GM, Chrysler) in California was 29%, up from last year, but well below the 46% share nationally. Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicle share of the California retail market. Source: California Auto Outlook. Click to enlarge. Hybrid vehicle market share (excluding plug-in hybrids) in California increased to 7% in the first half of 2013, up from 6.2% in 2012, according to the California Auto Outlook for the second quarter of 2013.

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Lotus Reportedly Planning Electric Car

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After both Tesla and Chrysler chose the Elise and Europa, respectively, for their slot car-fast EVs, it only makes sense that the car company named after a flower would make its own “flower power&# speedster. The PHEV people are aiming at the 40 mile all electric range. And, for those who want long range and heavy capacity, they’ll gravitate to PHEVs. Tags: Lotus Production Diary PHEV Lotus Evora 2+2. Well, it had to happen. Lotus is making an EV.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

Chrysler Group Awards UM-Dearborn $3.1M to Support Development of Plug-in Hybrid System for Ram Pickup Project

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Chrysler Group LLC has awarded Chris (Chunting) Mi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, $3.1 million for his proposed, “Ram Pickup Truck PHEV Development and Demonstration Project.”. In August, Chrysler was announced as being selected for $70 million in funding from the $2.4 We have also worked with Chrysler on their recent PHEV development.

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Chrysler LLC Requests $224M from DOE for the Rapid Development and Manufacturing of Electrified Vehicles; Total Investment of $448M

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Chrysler LLC has submitted three proposals representing a request for $224 million in funding to two US Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives: the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative and the Transportation Electrification Initiative. Proposed vehicles covered under the submission include Dodge Ram 1500 Plug-in Hybrid-electric Vehicles (PHEVs), Chrysler Town & Country PHEVs and Chrysler Town & Country Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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NY Times using Plug-in Hybrid Van

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Editor & Publisher reports the NY Times has taken delivery of a long-awaited plug-in hybrid Sprinter Van from Daimler/Chrysler. The van, a Dodge Sprinter PHEV, will be kept at the paper’s printing plant in College Point, Queens and will be used to transport papers. Tags: sprinter David Pogue plug-in hybrid chrysler epri It will perform everyday duties.

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

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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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USABC awards LG Chem Power a development contract to focus on reducing Li-ion PHEV 40 pack cost

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million; the program aims to make significant strides toward achieving the USABC goals for PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) 40-mile battery pack system performance requirements while driving down the cost to automakers toward the USABC goal of $3,400. USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR), the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors.

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Dodge Enlists Help of University of Michigan-Dearborn For Development of PHEV Ram

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Chrysler's ENVI program is, as we know it, is gone. A few months back, Chrysler officially announced that their ENVI program would be rolled into standard development and the ENVI group vanished. But the electrification of vehicles in their lineup is not completely out of the picture. Several vehicles that were part of the program will now

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid. Now, the very ungreen Chrysler is changing its tune. In the last few weeks, not only has Chrysler made announcements, so has Mazda, Hyundai, and Nissan. He explained that Chrysler is currently demonstrating electric cars and plug-in hybrids to dealers to get their feedback.

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Automaker Plug-in Hybrid PR Flurry

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In the wake of the Chevy Volt presentation by GM, my "plug-in hybrid" google alert has filled my inbox with reports from other automakers about their PHEV projects. Daimler/Chrysler has dusted off its long ago announced Sprinter PHEV. 19 -- More than 20 Dodge Sprinter Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) will be placed in the United States between now and the first quarter of 2008 as.

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PIP Declares Victory

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PHEV s allow for optimization of readily available clean-energy resources and represent a sustainable transportation solution that can be delivered today. PHEV s address all needs. Most have advertised their intentions to bring PHEV s to the market –some as early as next year. Ford , Chrysler , Volvo Nissan , Subaru and VW have all indicated they will be bringing plug-in hybrids to the showroom floor for sale within the next few years.

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IHS forecasts global EV charger market to grow to more than 12.7M units in 2020

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This is supported by the majority of OEMs, such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Porsche, and Volkswagen. PHEV production to exceed EV production. According to the report, the mix of plug-in vehicles (EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - PHEVs) in the vehicle parc also has an impact on the rollout of EV charging station deployment. The accelerated production of PHEVs is motivated by meeting CO 2 targets while remaining cost effective.

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Volt for Real?

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F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait. Even he recognizes that the Volt will make historians forget about the (in my opinion) entirely forgettable Dodge Viper he concocted at Chrysler, as well as the 1000 horsepower Cadillac Sixteen concept car of a few years ago.

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Goodbye GM, Hello Tianjin-Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Company?

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As March came to a close, the Obama administration found GM and Chrysler’s restructuring plans “not viable.” Chrysler was told to consummate with Fiat quickly or else. BYD already has a plug-in hybrid for sale in small numbers in China, and has Warren Buffet-infused plans to market PHEVs and EVs in the US within a few years. I write a monthly column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. Here's my April column.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. PHEVs with "Good Enough to Get Started" batteries. We have sponsored the EAA-PHEV project and our Open-Source designs are being used by some of the private companies as well as technically advanced individuals. See Below for Links to the Companies Offering Conversions Though carmakers now speak positively of PHEVs, it could be years before youll find them at your local dealership.

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Navigant: N. American PEV sales to hit almost 200K units this year; ~62% growth y-o-y

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In 2016, Navigant Research expects growth to come from expanding sales of the Tesla Model X and the second-generation Volt, as well as the introduction of the Chevrolet Bolt 200-mile range battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Prius Prime PHEV, the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV later in the year.

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Honda R&D and Alphabet’s Waymo enter discussions on technical collaboration on full autonomous vehicles

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Waymo will also receive 100 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans from FCA built uniquely to support self-driving operation. Waymo CEO John Krafcik will have one of the autonomous PHEV minivans onstage for his keynote at NAIAS in January.). Honda R&D Co., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is entering into formal discussions with Waymo, an independent company of Alphabet Inc. earlier post ), to integrate its self-driving technology with Honda vehicles.

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