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

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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. Plug-In Hybrids Minivans plug-in carsThe 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package.

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

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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.

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Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

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Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan. The new Toyota Esquire is certainly not like any minivan sold in the U.S., MORE: Chrysler Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Minivan, Big SUV In 2016 And Later

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

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. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

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Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. But this is the Sienta (with a "t"), the second generation of a much smaller minivan model first introduced in 2003. DON'T MISS: Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan (Oct. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. Japan forbidden fruit

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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. 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. all-wheel drive Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars AWD Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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

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

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

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

DeltaWing Road Car, Driving A Tesla Model S For Free, Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Today's Car News

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Today we''ve got news about the proposed DeltaWing road car, an owner''s claim of driving a Tesla Model S free for 18 months, and the ancestor of the upcoming Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Can you really drive a Tesla Model S electric car free for 18 months? That''s what one owner claims to have done. Today in Car News

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Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

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In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the carmaker's old Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system. The Accord Hybrid--and its more sophisticated full-hybrid powertrain--is taking the year off, but will return in an. Green JDM Japan forbidden fruit

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Plug-in minivan, used VW TDI diesel prices, Kia Optima Hybrid drive, EPA testing: Today's Car News

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Today, we have good news on electric-car buyers, a grim EPA budget, an apparently failed new battery, and production of the first plug-in hybrid minivan to hit the market. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Four out of 10 drivers globally would consider buying an electric car today, but the numbers vary a lot by country. A proposed EPA budget

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2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

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So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. dealerships this fall. That's the official word from Toyota Motor Sales, which

Bolt EV Details, Chrysler Plug-In Minivan, VW Blunders, Detroit Show: The Week In Reverse

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Which new and startling function has Tesla added to its electric cars? And, what did GM CEO Mary Barra say flat-out the company won't do? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, January 15, 2016. As we wrote last week, our regular "Week In Reverse" readers may notice there's no. The Week In Reverse

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Chrysler to lead plug-in hybrid minivan project

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Chrysler and the US Department of Energy have collaborated on a new plug-in hybrid minivan project. The aim of the project is to demonstrate 25 flex-fuel, plug-in hybrid minivans in locations including Michigan, California and Texas. Chrysler’s Town and Country minivans include [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Chrysler Chrysler minivans Chrysler Town and Country minivans Electrovaya US Department of Energy

Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

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In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars Full hybrid

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Nissan e-NV 200 Concept Electric Minivan: NYC's Electric Taxi?

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The Nissan e-NV 200 Concept electric minivan shown here could well be NYC's next taxi sometime toward the end of the decade. The vehicle in the photos is blue, but imagine it in New York City taxicab yellow, complete with a black checkboard stripe and mismatched fonts in the logo. The vehicle it's derived from, the Nissan NV 200 commercial van

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. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

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

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Cars 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. Carbon Footprint Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids global warming greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars

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Nissan e-NV200: Driving Nissan's Prototype Electric Minivan

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The prototype Nissan e-NV200 electric minivan was one of several vehicles available to drive on the test track at Nissan's GranDrive facility in Opppama, Japan, part of its annual Small delivery vans are a new category in the United States, but Nissan has big plans for its small NV200 delivery van--and among them are an all-electric version.

Chrysler Hybrid Sedan And Minivan: Missing, Presumed Dead?

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Pretty much every carmaker offers at least one hybrid model these days, even if they''re notably unenthusiastic about it. Have you ever seen an Audi Q5 Hybrid? But one carmaker is missing from a list that now numbers more than a dozen. And that maker is Chrysler-Fiat. Back in January 2011, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said at that year''s

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Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications.

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FCA calculates operational GWP impact of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as 31% less than previous-generation minivan

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) has an operational global warming impact 31% less than that of the previous-generation, gasoline-powered Chrysler minivan, according to an analysis by FCA US engineers using industry-standard software. Compared with the previous-generation Chrysler minivan, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid could account for a 21-metric-tonne reduction in CO 2 e GHG emissions. No minivan has ever been rated higher.

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

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It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with that type of powertrain to go into production. 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

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. Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan.

Nissan Prepares NV200 Electric Minivan For Global Trials

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Nissan took the next step in its aim to become the world leader in electric vehicle technology yesterday with the announcement that it was starting a global test program for an all-electric minivan. Based on the versatile NV200 minivan platform currently popular in Europe and Japan with delivery firms and taxi firms alike, a single all-electric

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. Yonhap. Earlier post.). Chrysler estimates that the Pacifica Hybrid will deliver an all-electric range of 30 miles. In city driving, it is expected to achieve an efficiency rating of 80 MPGe based on US Environmental Protection Agency standards.

First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

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There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing. So the news that Chrysler delivered four plug-in hybrid versions of its Town & Country minivan to the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan, is tantalizing to families who want to

Ford: Fiesta-Based B-Max Minivan Isn't Coming To U.S.

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Ford's small Fiesta-based minivan, previewed in concept form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is most recognizable for its innovative doors, and lack of a B-pillar. Remember the Ford B-Max? Of course you do. Unfortunately, motorists in the U.S. won't get to enjoy the space and innovations, as Automotive News reports that the subcompact won't be sold

Plug-in minivan emissions, 2018 Camry Hybrid batteries, MPG plateaus: Today's Car News

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More proof that plugging in cuts carbon emissions, news on the batteries of the new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and discouraging news on the calculated fuel economy of new vehicles sold last year: all this and more in today's car news on Green Car Reports. Samsung says a new lithium-ion cell will recharge to 80 percent capacity in just 20. Today in Car News

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. FCA previously delivered 100 minivans, modified for self-driving, to Waymo during the second half of 2016.

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? Catch up with our Week in Reverse feature. Chrysler will reveal a new electric car at CES in January. Today in Car News

Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Freed Hybrid Freed Hybrid Minivan Freed Spike Hybrid Honda Freed Honda Insight Honda Insight Exclusive Honda Insight HybridJapanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine. Both hybrid cars will go on sale at dealerships in Japan on November 11 with a combined sales target of 1,500units monthly.

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

Toyota introduces hybrid Noah and Voxy

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Japanese carmaker Toyota has been leading the way for hybrid cars ever since introducing the Prius back in 1997: and now it is set to further its reputation with the launch of two completely redesigned minivans.

Chrysler launches plug-in hybrid minivan project

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As part of the project it has sent three plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans (pictured) to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District – meaning there are now 25 of these plug-in hybrid minivans on [.]. Chrysler has increased its efforts with plug-in hybrid technology after launching the second phase of a demonstration fleet deployment project.

Electric Minivan Conversion?

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We'd like to have a minivan or airport bus sized vehicle converted to electric with air conditioning, We'd like a 60-70 mile range at highway speeds

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

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It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design cues of the VW Bus. The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. A further concept followed the. Future Cars taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen Bulli Concept Nissan e-NV200

'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. 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. Future Cars Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA