Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions create a joint venture for battery production

Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions have announced that both companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding to manufacture battery cells and modules for the North American market. This new tie-up aims to help the former meet its target of making 40 percent of its sales in the U.S. consist of electrified vehicles by 2030. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Stellantis EV Days highlights its electrification offensive through 2025

Stellantis has revealed its electrification plans through 2025 and it looks quite comprehensive. The company has revealed that all of its brands aim to have best-in-class battery-electric vehicles with the help of new platforms and fast charging times that will allow its vehicles to regain 20 miles per minute. In total, Stellantis will invest €30 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Technology review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s Uconnect 5

Uconnect has long been one of the best multimedia interfaces available. Since its inception, the system has distinguished itself with user-friendliness, a clean layout, and minimal submenus. The last few iterations built on that formula, slowly chipping away at the learning curve. Now, Uconnect 5 has arrived in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and it has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: Which hybrid minivan should be in your garage?

Families searching for the most space but want efficiency on top of that, you have two minivans to choose from: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Toyota Sienna. These are currently the most efficient vehicles in their class, giving you 30 mpg combined or more on the EPA cycle. You may be wondering which one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Is the Pinnacle trim 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid worth the extra money?

The idea of a luxury minivan seems like a weird one but when you look closely, it makes a lot of sense. In Asia, minivans are the preferred transportation for executives. Brands like Kia have special VIP versions of the new Carnival complete with anti-paparazzi curtains. Toyota has the Vellfire and Alphard, two minivans so […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Alternating Currents: Stellantis needs Peugeot in the U.S. even if it doesn’t know it

The Stellantis merger deal is done, the dust has settled, and the giant international automaker Fiat Chrysler has merged with the giant international automaker Peugeot Société Anonyme. As the job of building cars for the world becomes ever more demanding and expensive, companies need to find economies of scale wherever they exist, and this merger […]

by Bradley Brownell
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
2021 Chrysler Pacific hybrid review: It’s the minivan to buy

The 2020 Chrysler Pacific in PHEV trim is one of the best minivans you could buy, but there were a few things that we would like to see changed. For the updated 2021 model year, Chrysler seemed to fix all of the qualms we had and delivers one of the best people carrying experiences out […]

by Chad Kirchner
Actress Kathryn Hahn hosts hybrid game show commercial featuring the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

To help promote the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler recruited actress Kathryn Hahn to help. Hahn plays the role of a game show host, asking contestants, “why don’t you drive a hybrid?” The contestants then respond with false stigmas surrounding hybrid vehicle ownership. “The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on […]

by Chad Kirchner