(3BL Media) Auburn Hills, MI – April 18, 2012 – Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today delivered eight demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans to Duke Energy – its largest such deployment to date.
The Duke Energy partnership is one of several that will see a total of 25 plug-in hybrid minivans subjected to a range of driving cycles.
Today’s deployment is part of an ongoing two-year study of the technology’s real-world performance in a minivan application.
“Chrysler is looking forward to the two years of real-world data that will be obtained,” said Abdullah Bazzi, senior manager of the Chrysler Group’s advanced hybrid vehicle project. “Such data will enable Chrysler engineers to assess the viability of the technology for future applications.”
Duke Energy welcomed today’s delivery at its headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Continue reading