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    What we think we know about Chrysler's plug-in hybrid minivan, CUV

    When the 2016 Town & Country comes to Chrysler dealerships, it will sport something no production minivan has ever had: a plug. That was on bit of news hidden in the massive Fiat Chrysler (FCA) product preview held in Detroit on Tuesday. All FCA would say about the minivan was that the Town ...

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    Official: Zap Jonway will debut four EV models in China this year

    California-based Zap Jonway says its China-based Jonway Auto division will debut four electric-vehicle models in the world's most populous country later this year, as the company looks to capitalize on plug-in vehicle incentives from the Chinese government. Jonway will make two versions of its ...

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    Official: Nissan 7-seat electric minivan, based on e-NV200, coming next year

    Nissan will start producing a seven-passenger minivan version of the e-NV200 panel van in Europe next year. Reportedly called the Nissan Evalia Electric, the minivan will have the same powertrain as the Nissan Leaf, whose electric motor delivers 80 kw from its 24-kWh battery. Nissan hasn't given ...

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    Official: Nissan launches Serena S-Hybrid in Japan

    Japanese soccer moms, rejoice! Nissan started selling a hybrid version of the Serena in Japan this week, the first time Japan's best-selling minivan has gotten the green treatment. The Serena S-Hybrid gets 15.2 kilometers per liter in two-wheel-drive mode (there's also a four-wheel-drive ...

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    Official: Chrysler delivers first plug-in minivans in $26m demonstration project

    OK, so these really may be the world's coolest minivans. Chrysler has deployed four plug-in hybrid-electric Town & Country minivans to the city of Auburn Hills, MI as part of a $26-million demonstration project. Chrylser says it plans for each minivan to rack up 16,800 miles during the ...

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    Official: Ford cancels seven-passenger C-Max for U.S., focuses solely on Hybrid and Energi models

    Turns out Americans won't be getting another crack at a Euro-style mini minivan. Ford has officially canceled plans for its seven-passenger C-Max for the United States. Fans of small-in-stature MPVs may still be able to find what they are looking for in the Mazda5, but definitely not in Ford ...

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    Official: Nissan will test Leaf as part of New York City "Taxi of Tomorrow" deal for NV200

    The new New York City "Taxi of Tomorrow" has been decided. The announcement that the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission has awarded Nissan a 10-year contract to make the new taxis – based on the NV200 – came out this week, with the additional information that the automaker and ...

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    Marchionne: Chrysler planning hybrid minivan for 2013

    2011 Chrysler Town & Country – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from the hydraulic minivan test program we heard about earlier, there is more hybrid minivan news out from Chrysler, the automaker at the forefront of the minivan movement back in the 1980s. Turns out, the ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson says Chevy Volt tech coming to minivan

    2011 Chevrolet Volt charging port - Click above for high-res image gallery The more vehicles General Motors is able to build using the battery technology pioneered in its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the better chance the automaker has of earning a return on its significant investment into the ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Mini to build mini minivan?

    It's no secret that the Mini name doesn't exactly mean what it used to. While just about every car currently available has grown in size over the years, there's just no getting around the fact that the new Mini is a full size larger than the original. And each new model that comes from the German ...

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    Rumormill: CitroŽn planning new subcompact minivan

    French magazine Autoplus has published pictures of what the new subcompact van from Citroën might look like. Currently, Citroën offers three people-movers: the large, eight-passenger C8, the Xsara Picasso and the recent C4 Picasso (in both short- and long-wheelbase versions). Citroën ...

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    What kind of car would your mother want you to drive?

    My mom was pretty cool when it came to her taste in cars - I have fond memories of tooling around town in her 1966 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. Red with a white top and interior, it was a cool car to be seen in. But, before we were old enough to appreciate such things, we had the family-mobiles ...


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