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.

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.

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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

Nissan’s 2nd e-Power system on sale in Japan; Serena e-POWER minivan delivers 62 mpg US on JC08

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Nissan Serena e-POWER goes on sale in JapanThe Nissan Serena e-POWER will go on sale in Japan on 1 March, combining the exceptional driving performance of the e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) with the family-friendly features of the popular Serena minivan.

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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

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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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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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No other minivan has ever come close to this rating. (As In addition, the EPA gave the all-new minivan a rating of 10 in its Green Vehicle Guide. This marks the first time a minivan has achieved a 10—the highest possible rating—in this category.

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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

Honda to begin sales of hybrid Odyssey minivan in Japan on Friday

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will begin sales of an affordably-priced hybrid version as well as the newly refreshed gasoline-powered version of the Honda Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute premium minivans on Friday, 5 February, at dealerships across Japan. Honda Motor Co.,

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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

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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Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

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At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6 engine and front-wheel drive) may soon end up in. Perhaps not surprisingly, its plug-in hybrid powertrain won't be unique to the Pacifica, though. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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.

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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

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 unveils new Odyssey minivan

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Japanese manufacturer Honda has applied its fuel saving technology to its minivan range as indicated by the unveiling of the 2011 Odyssey. The Honda Odyssey minivan has a lower roofline compared to the current model – down 1.6inches compared to the 2010 version – and also has a wider track – around 1.4inches wider. Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news 2011 Honda Odyssey fuel efficient minivans fuel efficient vans green vans Honda Odyssey

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

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.

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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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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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan

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In 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. The Nissan Leaf won that year because it was the sole affordable battery-electric vehicle on the market. Over the next seven years, more than two dozen vehicles that plug in to the grid to recharge. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA to integrate self-driving technology into 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

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The Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA announced will collaborate to integrate Google’s self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to expand Google’s existing self-driving test program. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be used later this year for Google’s self-driving testing, more than doubling Google’s current fleet of self-driving test vehicles.

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

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

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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. 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

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Nevs signs framework agreement for 50% stake in transport vehicle manufacturing company in China; electric minivan to portfolio

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NLM’s product portfolio includes an electric commercial distribution minivan which is a part of the agreement. Currently, the product is the third-most sold electric commercial minivan in China, with more than 12,000 units sold during its first production year 2015, according to Nevs. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has signed a framework agreement on taking a 50% stake in Chinese transport vehicle manufacturing company New Long Ma ( NLM ).

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Marchionne: hybrid Chrysler 300 next year, hybrid minivan in 2013

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Chrysler Group LLC will add a hybrid version of the new Chrysler 300 sedan next year as a 2013 model, and add a hybrid minivan in 2013, according to CEO Sergio Marchionne. Detroit News.

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Minivan Production Starts In Spain (VIDEO)

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Nissan officially started production of its second electric vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 small van, at its assembly plant in Barcelona, Spain.

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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 l/100km) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—a benchmark unsurpassed by any minivan on the US market and 12% better than the vehicle Pacifica replaces. The Chrysler brand’s all-new minivan also has a calculated lifecycle Global Warming Potential (GWP) 9% less than the outgoing vehicle.

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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.

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Opel Meriva minivan with new entry-level 1.6 diesel delivers 58.8 mpg

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The new Opel Meriva minivan offers a new range of economical gasoline, LPG and diesel engines. The highlight is the 1.6 CDTI diesel available in three output levels: 100 kW/136 hp, 81 kW/110 hp, and new in the range, the 70 kW/95 hp. The new 70 kW/95 hp 1.6 CDTI comes with Start/Stop as standard and is available with a low-friction six-speed manual transmission. It replaces the previous generation 1.3?liter

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

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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. The 25 Chrysler minivans will join a fleet of 140 Ram 1500 PHEV pickup trucks ( earlier post ) that are being deployed to 12 partners including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States.

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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Honda President: Hybrid Freed Minivan Around 2011, EV By 2015

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Honda Motor will introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan around 2011, President Takanobu Ito told The Nikkei in an interview. For the hybrid minivan expected as early as 2011, the company plans to launch a hybrid version of its mainstay Freed. He also corroborated an earlier report that Honda will introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015. Earlier post.).

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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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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