MotorWeek's Patrick Lucas was first on the scene at the national press launch for the much-awaited Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.



This vehicle is the first of its kind: a plug-in hybrid minivan.  At full charge, it can go 30 miles on pure electric power, up to 75 mph.


Total range is 530 miles, in combination with the 3.6 liter gasoline-powered V6. Total system output is 260 horsepower. FCA developed its own dual-motor electrically variable transmission (EVT) for the Pacifica Hybrid, which uses two electric motors in the transmission to power the wheels. 
The 16 kWh battery pack sits below the second row seating. 3rd row Stow 'N Go seating remains. The second row seats can be removed for a flat load floor. 
The Pacifica Hybrid gets unique design details, like teal coloring in the Chrysler badge and "eHybrid" badges.
 Pricing hasn't been announced yet. Stay tuned to MotorWeek for more!