Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode
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)

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 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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Nov 30, 2016
I REALLY wish that carmakers would quit using the "mpg equivalent" rating for electric cars. How is that calculated? Can't they just give average cost/mile? That would be something that I could understand without a lot of explanation.

Dec 01, 2016
As the son of a Chrysler zealot, and former zealot of same, you can be sure their cheap foreign Li batteries will explode in a ball of flames when you try to up their charge to get 34 miles, which wouldn't get me to work and back.

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