Lifetime carbon emissions from the world’s first production hybrid minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid, will be 24 percent less than that of its standard V-6-internal-combustion sibling says its maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA released calculations at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Mich., showing that compared to the previous Chrysler Town & Country minivan, greenhouse-gas emissions are 31 percent lower from the Pacifica plug-in hybrid. The plug-in hybrid’s 33 miles of all-electric range (more than most urban buyers drive in a typical day) makes the difference, FCA said.
FCA says that the lifetime carbon output from the plug-in hybrid Pacifica is 24 percent lower than for the gasoline V-6 model.