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.

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

Electric Minivan Conversion?

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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

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 plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode

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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. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle.

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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

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

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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

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.

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

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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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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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.

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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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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

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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Honda Unveils 2011 Odyssey Minivan

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Honda has unveiled the 2011 Odyssey minivan, due to go onsale this fall. Currently the Odyssey is best-selling minivan in the US. The company previewed a concept version at the Chicago Auto Show in February. 2011 Odyssey. Click to enlarge.

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.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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

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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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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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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Nissan’s New Japanese Minivan Uses Brakes To Power Electronics

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But Nissan’s latest iteration of the Japanese-market Serena minivan uses regenerative braking technology as a way to eke out extra gas mileage In hybrid and electric cars, regenerative braking systems are used to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy under braking, slowing the car down and improving gas mileage or all-electric range.

Nissan To Sell All-Electric Seven-Seat Minivan In Europe

Green Car Reports

Earlier this week, however, Nissan confirmed that it plans to sell a seven-seat minivan variant of the e-NV200 all-electric van in Europe when it enters production next year. Except for the 2012 Tesla Model S, there are no seven-seat all-electric vehicles for sale on the market today. Based on the e-NV200 concept van we saw at the 2012 Detroit

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 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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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