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Volvo reveals its first electric minivan, but will it ever hit US roads?

Electrek

Volvo revealed it’s working on its first electric minivan during a recent media briefing. more… The post Volvo reveals its first electric minivan, but will it ever hit US roads?

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Mercedes-Benz teases new EQT electric minivan

Electrek

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.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils EQT electric minivan with interesting design

Electrek

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.

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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.

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Stellantis Recalls 76,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans To Fix Engine Issue

Electric Cars Report

Stellantis is recalling 76,000 Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivans because a short circuit could cause the engine to unexpectedly shut down. The recall covers 67,000 2017-23 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in the United States and about 9,000 in other countries.

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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.

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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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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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Volvo Planning To Launch Electric Minivan In China This Year

InsideEVs

It will reportedly be Volvo’s version of the Zeekr 009

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Electric Corvette, Chrysler minivan as EV, Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota BZ4X pricing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And will the Chrysler minivan reemerge for the electric era? Subaru puts a price on its first electric car for the U.S. GM confirmed it’s working on an electric Chevy Corvette. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Stellantis extends second shift at Canada minivan plant till mid-2023

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Stellantis will proceed to construct minivans on two shifts on the Windsor Meeting Plant in Windsor, Ont., The post Stellantis extends second shift at Canada minivan plant till mid-2023 appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

Green Car Reports

If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over?

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2023 Mercedes EQT Is An Electric Minivan With 175-Mile Range

InsideEVs

This is the all-electric version of the T-Class, which in turn is just a posh version of the Renault Kangoo

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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.

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Chrysler Aims To Reinvent The Minivan For The Electric Era: CEO

InsideEVs

Christine Feuell says that Chrysler is currently "rethinking what the minivan should be and needs to be" in the electric age

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

Electrek

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.

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Chrysler boss: We are rethinking the minivan for the electric era

Green Car Reports

To put it bluntly, Chrysler's current product lineup is old. That's not about to change anytime soon, but when the first electric vehicles arrive from the storied automaker it is clear they will lean into the automaker's strengths.

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Chrysler Group launches second phase of PHEV minivan project

Green Car Congress

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

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Audi Urbansphere Concept Debuts As Self-Driving Electric Minivan

InsideEVs

The roomiest Audi ever measures 216.9 inches in length and 133.8 inches between the axles but only seats four, so what gives

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Honda Unveils 2011 Odyssey Minivan

Green Car Congress

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

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Road Test: 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

Chrysler calls it a “multipurpose vehicle,” but we will stick with modern minivan. The only minivan with a plug. If Chrysler had their way, you will see it more as a multi-purpose vehicle than a minivan. The minivan choices: Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid.

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Waymo adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to self-driving program; early rider program

Green Car Congress

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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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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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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2023 Zeekr 009 Debuts As Luxury Electric Minivan With 510-Mile Range

InsideEVs

Meet the Geely-owned brand's second production vehicle and the world's first to feature CATL's Qilin battery tech in a 140-kWh pack

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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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Mercedes-Benz Unveils EQT Electric Minivan Concept

InsideEVs

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

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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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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

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Canoo Secures Order For 5,450 Electric Vans And Minivans From Zeeba

InsideEVs

The initial binding commitment is for 3,000 units through 2024; it's the second largest order of the year after Walmart's 4,500 units

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

Green Car Congress

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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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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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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LG Chem to provide Li-ion pack for Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan

Green Car Congress

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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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.

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Take A Closer Look At The Spectacular Zeekr 009 Electric Minivan

InsideEVs

Walkaround video presents the Zeekr 009's striking exterior and lavish interior in great detail

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

Green Car Congress

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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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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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.

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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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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 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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