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Chrysler is gearing up to offer an optional plug-in hybrid version of its next generation Town & Country. Supplier documents posted online confirm the optional hybrid powertrain for the minivan, along with information about modifications to the Windsor Assembly Plant, reports Automotive News. Located in Ontario, Canada, this 4.4-million square foot factory builds the Town […]

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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Perhaps no surprise to followers of alternative energy vehicles, the U.S. EPA recently rated Fiat-Chrysler last place among 11 automakers in its fleet fuel efficiency. According to the federal agency’s Trends report, fuel efficiency for automakers has risen 0.5 mpg to a record 24.1 mpg. Fiat-Chrysler was at 20.9 mpg for 2013 among all its […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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Stop-start technology is showing up for 2015 in two Chrysler Group vehicles, the Jeep Cherokee and the Chrysler 200 sedan. Chrysler Group announced it is offering Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Chrysler 200 customers who opt […]

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Chrysler opted to build its nine speed transmissions in Indiana, opening the Tipton plant for full production. After sitting idle for years at the corner of US 31 and State Road 28 in Tipton County, Ind., Chrysler Group’s Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the Company’s new Tipton Transmission Plant and celebrated the production […]

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Chrysler took steps to green the plant in which its large rear wheel drive sedans are built. Chrysler Group’s Brampton Assembly Plant (BAP) is the first automotive assembly plant in Canada to achieve TÜV’s ISO 50001: 2011“Energy Management” standards certification. Chrysler builds in Brampton the Chrysler 300 sedan, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. Introduced in […]

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A brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan was introduced today at the 2014 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. This new 200 is the industry’s first mid-size sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler expects this will be good for highway fuel economy ratings of 35 miles per gallon when powered […]

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According to a new study by the Center For Automotive Research (CAR), for every $1 spent rescuing General Motors and Chrysler in 2008/09, $8 were saved to the U.S. economy, including by those who would have been adversely affected if they’d been allowed to fail. As the Treasury Department is preparing to sell off its […]

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