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Mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler hits dealerships

According to a new article from Allpar, the mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler has finally hit dealerships around the country. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL carries a turbocharged 2.0L engine in combination with an eTorque mild hybrid system. The powertrain achieves 270hp and 295lb-ft of torque. The vehicle has an EPA rating of 22/24/22 mpg, which is an improvement on the…

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Fiat Chrysler planning a range of electrified models

Fiat Chrysler has announced its electrification plans, starting with its intent to phase out diesel cars by 2021, at least in its EMEA region. The company announced its plans at its Capital Markets Day this past week. Highlights of the electrification plans include additional mild and high voltage hybrids, alongside PHEVs and full electric vehicles. For the U.S. specifically, FCA…

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Jeep making a more efficient, mild hybrid Wrangler

Jeep has unveiled its 2018 Wrangler line-up, and alongside its traditional V6 option, the automaker will offer a turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain with better EPA ratings than any previous Jeeps. For 2018, the turbo-4 is actually a mild hybrid, giving the model 22% lower fuel consumption than the previous year. The EPA has rated the model at 23/25/24 mpg for a…

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Waymo set to expand with Fiat Chrysler hybrid minivans

Waymo, the self-driving car group, is set to expand in a big way in 2018. The company inked an agreement with hybrid leader Fiat Chrysler to acquire thousands of the automaker’s Pacifica Hybrid minivans to start the first autonomous ride-hailing service. Fiat Chrysler and Waymo have worked together since 2016 to bring 600 hybrid minivans to cities around the country,…

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid announces 84 MPGe fuel efficiency rating

Chrysler has announced fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Pacific Hybrid. It has been been rated 84 MPGe by the Environmental Protection Agency and has a driving range of 566 miles. That earned the highest rating possible from the EPA — a score of 10 in its Green Vehicle Guide. The price of the Pacifica Hybrid starts at $41,995, but will…

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Review: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is a “smart family hauler”

Motor Trend gave the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan a rave review, saying the vehicle makes a lot of sense— “head-slapping, why-didn’t-the-industry-do-this-sooner sense.” Motor Trend noted that plug-in hybrids tend to be small vehicles, noting that there were limited options available for those seeking a larger vehicle. The Pacifica Hybrid minivan ($35,590) “occupies rare white space in the industry and could be…

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15 hybrids that don’t sacrifice cargo and passenger space

Motor Trend recently highlighted its picks for 15 hybrids that offer the best of both worlds —  impressive fuel economy and plenty of space for friends, family, and all of your gear. Here is the list of the new generation of hybrids that don’t sacrifice interior space to house powertrain components: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Toyota Prius Audi A3 e-Tron Subaru Crosstrek…

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