The Chrysler brand will be a new sponsor for the National PTA and will be launching a new fundraising program with this news.
The new program is called “Cars 4 Classrooms” initiative and will be giving the opportunity to local PTAs and schools across the nation to make test drive fundraising events. These events will feature both the Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. For every participant that takes a test drive in the Pacifica, Chrysler will donate $10 to the school.
“The Chrysler brand and its dealer network have worked with families and educators on test drive fundraisers in communities across America for more than 25 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FCA’s Passenger Cars in North America. “Through our partnership with National PTA, the goal is to give every school in every community the opportunity to thrive. Every test drive in the all-new Chrysler Pacifica will help initiatives like after-school programs, new playground and technology updates.”
One of the key selling points of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is its environmental impact. The move to green for many a car is big with numerous car buyers. Hybrids especially strive to be as green as they possibly can. How green is the Pacifica Hybrid?
In comparison to the previous-generation of the gas-powered Chrysler minivan, it is 31 percent greener. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most efficient minivan of all time.
The number was reached by the engineers at FCA US using industry-standard software. They were able to calculate the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the Pacifica Hybrid. The software took into account the environmental impact of fuel production and delivery, as well as the vehicle’s fuel consumption. All of this was based on 120,000 miles of operation. The total reduction the Pacifica Hybrid recorded was 21-metric-tonne in CO2e GHG emissions.
In comparison, the amount of reduction the Pacifica Hybrid had was the average annual CO2 output of 22 American households or 14 commercial flights from Detroit to Los Angeles.
The Pacifica Hybrid is the most-fuel efficient minivan ever. It has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 MPGe. These findings show that the Pacifica Hybrid is truly one of the greenest options out there buyers.
Chrysler is planning to have their next-generation hybrid minivan to be a gamechanger. The company has invested more than $-billion into their Windsor Assembly Plant to bring this new minivan to life.
Sergio Marchionne, Fiat-Chrysler’s CEO, talked about the minivan in a conference call. “The minivan that’s coming out next year is a huge step forward for us not just in terms of renewal of a relatively old architecture, but also in terms of embracing plug-in hybrid technology.”
This response was to reporters asking Marchionne about the recent delays in some future Chrysler vehicles. He also responded with citing the five-year plan that was released in 2014 is fluid and able to change depending on the needs of the company.
Chrysler’s CEO Al Gardner was the one to claim that the new hybrid Town & Country will be a “game changer.” Back in April, he talked with Detroit News where he talked about how much a fuel-efficient hybrid minivan would change the market and that Chrysler wanted to be the first to that market.
The new Town & Country is slated to go into production in the first quarter of this upcoming year.
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