Mercedes-Benz teases new EQT electric minivan

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Mercedes-Benz is teasing the EQT, an electric minivan to be unveiled by American pro skateboarder Tony Hawk next month. more… The post Mercedes-Benz teases new EQT electric minivan appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian develops a sliding door patent, hinting toward a minivan

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Rivian has filed a new patent that describes a dual guide rail sliding door that would be perfect for a minivan. The patent is entitled “ Automotive Vehicle Sliding Side Door with Dual Guide Rail ” and shows a minivan design door that operates similarly to a traditional one.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design

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Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its EQT concept electric minivan with an interesting design, but the electric version has only a vague timeline to production. more… The post Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design appeared first on Electrek.

Rivian’s minivan image in patent offers an exercise in imagination more than anything

Electrek

Interestingly enough, the images in the patent show the door on a minivan-style vehicle. Before speculation runs rampant, we want to point out that this patent is one of hundreds filed by the automaker and likely does not allude to a future Rivian minivan.

2021 Toyota Sienna minivan goes all-hybrid

Green Car Reports

The idea of minivans at the center of American suburban life is as obsolete as video-rental stores or answering machines.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

In China, Wuling launches electric minivan, Chevrolet introduces 48V MHEV Monza

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In China, Wuling launched its first electric minivan, the Rong Guang EV, and Chevrolet launched four new Monza variants featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. The minivan comes with electric power steering (EPS) and is equipped with a driver’s side air bag for added safety.

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The ultra-utility Hermes 75 is the minivan of the high speed electric scooter world

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more… The post The ultra-utility Hermes 75 is the minivan of the high speed electric scooter world appeared first on Electrek. The Kabira Hermes 75 isn’t your typical sleek and sexy Vespa-style electric scooter. It’s all business.

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

Green Car Reports

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 combining an upscale interior with a hybrid powertrain option.

Porsche Vision Renndienst Electric Minivan Reveals Neat Interior

InsideEVs

Central driving position, six seats, asymmetrical side windows, electric drivetrain, autonomous capability—the Renndienst has it all

Mercedes-Benz Unveils EQT Electric Minivan Concept

InsideEVs

A small premium electric van from Mercedes-Benz is coming to join the EQV

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. Compared to the current Odyssey, the 2011 model’s lower roofline (-1.6 inches versus 2010 Odyssey EX) and wider track (+1.4

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

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. Production of the additional 500 minivans will ramp up beginning next month. The self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans are equipped with Waymo’s hardware suite.

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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. FCA previously delivered 100 Pacifica Hybrid minivans, adapted for self-driving, to Waymo during the second half of 2016 and an additional 500 in 2017. The additional Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be used to support Waymo as it expands its service to more cities across the United States.

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Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

Green Car Reports

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

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Minivan Attacks & Brake Checks Tesla, Caught On TeslaCam

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These crazy TeslaCam clips, you can't help but watch them

New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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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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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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. Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.

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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.

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. The newly-added Odyssey Hybrid and Odyssey Hybrid Absolute are the first Honda premium minivan models equipped with the Honda-developed Sport Hybrid i-MMD powertrain and realize class-topping fuel economy of 26.0 Honda Motor Co.,

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Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan, electrified Ram pickup, Fisker and Lordstown go public: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

How long ago were Detroit automakers thinking about climate change? Which electric truck played tug of war with the Ford F-150? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 30, 2020.

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

Green Car Reports

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. It was developed by a team of engineers assigned exclusively to the task of delivering powertrain efficiency within the functionality envelope customers expect from minivans.

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Electric Minivan Conversion?

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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. As the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, FCA US LLC has racked up 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. To further its electrification commitment, Toyota has released two 2021 hybrid-only models–the Venza crossover and the Sienna minivan. Next up for 2021 is the all-new Sienna Hybrid minivan, which previously was powered only by a gasoline V6.

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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.).

Chrysler to lead plug-in hybrid minivan project

Green Cars News

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

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Honda unveils new Odyssey minivan

Green Cars News

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

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

Green Car Congress

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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