Hybrids

Chrysler will only tout minivan's electric plug in California

Fiat Chrysler has taken a curious approach to marketing the only minivan in the U.S. that can run on a rechargeable battery: just call the Pacifica model a hybrid, and leave out the plug-in part.

UPDATED: 7/5/17 8:50 am ET - adds detail

BMW 5-series plug-in hybrid will be built by Magna Steyr

Magna International's Magna Steyr unit will build BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian factory. Magna sees contract manufacturing of electrified vehicles as a "near-term opportunity" as automakers invest heavily in fully-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

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