Chrysler to Revolutionize Minivan Market with Plug-in Hybrid Town & Country
Currently in-development, the plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country will have a “gamechanging” fuel economy.
By: Bosak Motor
Hot on the heels of their announcement that the Dodge Grand Caravan would be getting retired, Chrysler announced that they are currently working on a hybrid version of their famous minivan that can be plugged in to charge and allow for electric-only driving.
An official release date for the new model has not yet been set, but Chrysler's Brand Chief, Al Gardiner, has hinted at what the new minivan could be capable of, saying, "If we can produce something that is incredibly efficient, that you can drive 30, 40 miles with zero tank of gas — that will you get a combined — let's call it 75, 80 eMPG — it's a game-changing number."
Right now, the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country manages to hit an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg, putting it pretty far ahead of its competition, but managing to offer drivers an electric driving range of 30 or 40 miles... that could mean filling up a tank every month or two for the average family!
Regardless of gas prices, the ability to drive on solely electric power for a minivan is a game-changing innovation, as Gardiner says. With fuel efficiency standards rising across the board, Chrysler's foray into plug-in hybrid technology should provide families with another option when they're looking for a new minivan—one that comes with a handful of nice tax credits as well.
Readers looking for more news on the Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid model or who want to take a current Chrysler minivan for a test drive can contact the sales team at Bosak Motor Sales. Their dealership is located at 3111 W Lincoln Highway in Merrillville, Indiana, and carries the full lineup of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram models in addition to a wide range of used vehicles.
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