Family Charge: All-Electric Chrysler Pacifica Coming to CES?
Chrysler already boasts in which its 2017 Pacifica hybrid plug-in, which begins reaching dealerships in which month, is actually capable of going 33 miles on electric power alone under low-load driving conditions. as well as right now in which could be the first automaker, in in which decade’s resurgence of electric vehicles, to offer an all-electric minivan. According to Bloomberg, citing those familiar with the project, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is actually planning to reveal such a van at January’s CES technology show in Las Vegas.
An FCA spokesman declined to comment. Chrysler was once known for wild concept cars, many of which were clearly not production bound, yet inside the FCA era, an auto-show concept is actually no longer a flight of fancy yet generally signals production intent.
in which wouldn’t be the very first time Chrysler has produced an electric minivan, either. The automaker made a very limited-edition all-electric variation of its minivan inside the 1990s, called the TEVan, primarily for use in public-utility fleets. An electric Pacifica also could serve as a springboard toward a hydrogen fuel-cell van. Chrysler has teased the idea of a fuel-cell variation before—inside the futuristic ecoVoyager concept—although in which was back in 2008, in Chrysler’s Cerberus era. in which might also prove an interesting counterpoint to one some other vehicle in which’s right now slated to arrive (potentially in vastly different production form) in several years: the Volkswagen Microbus-inspired BUDD-e Concept. The BUDD-e concept debuted last year at CES, which over the past several years has become the preferred show for automakers’ technology announcements as well as tech-centric concept cars.
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FCA’s only current full-electric product is actually the Fiat 500e. In 2014, FCA’s chief executive disclosed in which the company was losing $14,000 for every 500e in which sold. The product was conceived primarily to meet California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate—a mandate in which will require automakers to sell an increasing number of all-electric, plug-in-hybrid, as well as perhaps hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The automaker also is actually working on a Maserati EV, slated to arrive as early as 2019.