Chrysler might be making an appearance at the 2017 CES in the next few days with their Chrysler Portal concept which is a fully-electric minivan for the millennial generation. Sort of like a moving smartphone with 4 wheels.
Compared to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the Chrysler Portal is something much more radical and technologically advanced. It also features a smaller wheelbase with 118.2 inches – which can be justified with no engine space to account for.
The Chrysler Portal concept features double sliding doors and a unique front fascia with integrated LED headlights that blend into the body work. Besides that, everything is rather plain and simple.
The interior of features moving seats that sit on rails which allow them to move freely and fold completely flat. Then there is the sleek horizontal LCD screen and the huge interactive touch screen in the center console. From the images, you can tell that Portal concept is focusing on the younger generation by displaying icons and elements that are directly linked to them.
The Chrysler Portal concept can implement a level 3 autonomous driving experience, enabling the minivan to drive itself on the highway and on normal roads. Expect to see more tech advancements like gesture control, voice/facial recognition and high levels of connectivity.
So how electric is it? Well, considering you don’t need much power since this is a minivan – the Chrysler Portal concept gets a 100 kWh battery pack placed in the floor which offers a decent range of over 250 miles via all-wheel-drive from a single electric motor.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that you can charge the batteries for 150 miles of range in just 20 minutes from a 350 kW charger.