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Detroit - Chrysler Minivan Gets 84 Mpg Equivalent In Electric Mode

Published on: November 30, 2016 11:22 PM
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, shows the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Fiat Chrysler says its new gas-electric hybrid minivan will get the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon in electric mode and 32 mpg in city-highway mileage when in hybrid mode. The redesigned Chrysler Pacifica minivan went on sale earlier in 2016, and the hybrid version is due in showrooms in December. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)FILE - This Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, shows the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Fiat Chrysler says its new gas-electric hybrid minivan will get the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon in electric mode and 32 mpg in city-highway mileage when in hybrid mode. The redesigned Chrysler Pacifica minivan went on sale earlier in 2016, and the hybrid version is due in showrooms in December. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Detroit - Fiat Chrysler says its new gas-electric hybrid minivan will get the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon in electric mode and 32 mpg in city-highway mileage when in hybrid mode.

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The redesigned Chrysler Pacifica minivan went on sale earlier this year, and the hybrid version is due in showrooms in December. The company says the Pacifica is the first hybrid minivan in the U.S. and the most efficient minivan on the market. It says the numbers have been confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The hybrid can go 33 miles on battery power. After that it switches to the hybrid mode.

The hybrid Pacifica costs $41,995 before a $7,500 federal income tax credit. The price excludes shipping.



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 Dec 01, 2016 at 03:41 AM ZR1 Says:

The article is missing the main point: You can charge this car at home and if your commute is less than 30 miles you will use 0 gallons of gasoline.
Its possible to pay almost 0 dollars gasoline over the course of the year. The savings on running costs can amount to many thousands of dollars over 5 years, depending on amount of mileage you drive.

In other words this is a plug-in hybrid.

Apparently the USA's first plug-in hybrid van.

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 Dec 01, 2016 at 08:56 AM Chuchem Says:

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ZR1 Says:

The article is missing the main point: You can charge this car at home and if your commute is less than 30 miles you will use 0 gallons of gasoline.
Its possible to pay almost 0 dollars gasoline over the course of the year. The savings on running costs can amount to many thousands of dollars over 5 years, depending on amount of mileage you drive.

In other words this is a plug-in hybrid.

Apparently the USA's first plug-in hybrid van.

Your making a Huge mistake! At approximately $2.10 a gallon of gas which in most minivan will take you about 20 plus miles this new minivan is a very bad deal.
For one it's NOT free to charge! The electric company will charge you and I'm not sure I will be that much cheaper then a gallon of gas.
And then the cost up front of the vehicle, that extra money you spent cause it's electric, devide that amount over the lifetime of fill ups you'll be making,
And another factor cost of maintenance, how much more will the mechanic cost you and I'm talking about after the car reaches its third year birthday, think!!!

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 Dec 01, 2016 at 03:40 PM ZR1 Says:

The early adopters of electric cars are willing to pay a premium to be able to drive cars that don't use oil.
Every time you buy gasoline you enrich countries like Saudi Arabia.

Almost half a million people put down a deposit on the Tesla Model 3, on a car they have never seen and never driven which will only receive out in another year or 2.

People are realizing that the quicker we develop cars and that do not use oil the better it is for this planet.

We need more electric cars and plug in cars. This is apparently the first plug in van. Some will be willing to pay a premium.
In many places using electricity (especially at night) your cost of running this van will be 25% the cost of gasoline.

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 Dec 01, 2016 at 08:59 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

We would be very foolish indeed if we did not use this time of low oil prices to prepare for the higher prices that might soon come.

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