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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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“Floodgates opening…” with a dozen new plug-in hybrids arriving in 2016

HybridCars.com reports that a dozen new plug-in hybrids will be introduced this year, doubling the number of PHEVs currently for sale in the United States. The article describes the wave of new plug-in hybrids as “tantamount to a floodgate opening…” The new plug-in hybrids include: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback BMW 330e, BMW 740e Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C350e, E350e, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLE…

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LG Chem to provide complete battery packs for Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, scheduled to be launched in late 2016, will feature a 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack system and controls from li-ion battery maker LG Chem. It marks the first time LG Chem will engineer and manufacture a complete battery pack in Michigan for a volume production North American PHEV. The battery pack may be fully recharged…

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Automakers showcase hybrids at 2016 auto shows

Everywhere you turn, a new automaker is showcasing a hybrid during the 2016 auto show season. Toyota has redesigned the Prius and introduced a RAV 4 hybrid crossover. Chrysler unveiled a Pacifica minivan available in a plug-in hybrid version. Chevy has a new hybrid Malibu that uses the same architecture as the Chevy Volt. And that’s just a small sampling of the new…

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Chrysler Introduces First Plug-in Hybrid Minivan

There are several features that set the Chrysler Pacifica minivan apart, including its status as the first plug-in hybrid minivan. The Pacifica will have an estimated range of 30 miles (electric only) and an estimated 80 mpg equivalent fuel economy rating. Chrysler officials have touted the Pacifica as the perfect option for parents looking to do their part in saving the environment for…

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Get Ready for the First Plug-in Hybrid Minivan

Chrysler, the company that invented the minivan, is now taking a crack at developing the first plug-in hybrid minivan. Bloomberg notes that the company “is woefully behind the competition when it comes to hybrids and electric vehicles.” Chrysler does not currently offer any hybrid vehicles in its lineup. Analysts say an electric minivan makes a lot of sense because of the driving habits of minivan…

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More plug-in hybrids planned and promised

Major automakers are ramping up their development of plug-in hybrids. Green Car Congress reports that there are currently 20 plug-in and fuel cell vehicle models currently on the US market alone and another 20 additional models scheduled to arrive by 2016. The list of plug-in hybrids that have been promised or planned includes vehicles from Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daimler, Mitsubishi, Porsche, and Volkswagen.…

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