Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy
Last week, Chrysler announced delivery of four plug-in hybrid Town & Country minivans to the Auburn Hills city of Michigan as the initial part of an extensive two-year hybrid development project worth $25.8 million. Today, company delivered eight more units to the Duke Energy utility company as part of the two-year project.

As the only minivan to boast a plug-in hybrid powertrain in combination with flex-fuel capability, Chrysler also revealed the specifications of its new plug-in Town & Country.

Each van offers a powertrain featuring Chrysler’s 3.6-liter flex-fuel V6 engine combined with an electric motor to produce a total 290 hp. Energy for the electric motor is stored in a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery while a two-mode hybrid transmission transfers the power to the front wheels.

According to Chrysler, the batteries in the Town & Country are designed to recharge in 2-4 hours using a 220 volt “Level 2” Charge cord, while a 110 volt “Level 1” cord will take a longer eight to 15 hours. Ready for road trips, the plug-in hybrid Town & Country boasts a 700-mile range. Comparatively, the standard gasoline Town & Country ‘s range is only a little more than half that at 360 miles.

While Chrysler has not made any announcements about plug-in hybrid Town & Country production, we expect more details as the two-year trial runs its course.

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  • Dave Dave on Dec 01, 2012

    the cost should not be too high that mileage strips fuel savings over seven years ,everybhody will be afraid to buy a used hybrid becouse they can be only repaired at dealerships

  • Shell Shell on May 10, 2013

    I want a hybrid van and if dodge, Chrysler or whoever comes to market first with one that gets over 35- 40 mpg I am buying it