Chrysler unveiled its Portal concept at CES 2017, a minivan designed for millennials. As its primary design element, Chrysler emphasized the door openings in the sides, hence the name Portal.

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The doors open sideways, creating a 5-foot-wide access space. Lighting elements around the doors can also be used to communicate with pedestrians or identify the car.

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The Portal measures much smaller than a traditional minivan, such as Chrysler's own Pacifica, making it more suitable for an urban environment, where millennials prefer to live.

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For the concept, Chrysler designed a new, luminescent badge.

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The Portal is designed to support all the devices that its passenger might bring in, with charging docks and Wi-Fi.

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An electric vehicle, the Portal has a motor driving the front wheels and a 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack underneath the floor.

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With its electric drive system, the Portal can go 250 miles between charges. And with its DC fast charging capability, it gets 150 miles of range in just 20 minutes.

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While generally a good-looking design, this bit of glass that dips down into the rear pillar looks like it came from the 1980s.

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The electric charging port sits on the front of the car, near the right-side headlight.

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The 21-inch wheels are typical of current concept cars, and could diminish in size if the Portal ever went into production.

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The battery pack in the floor makes for a low center of gravity and structural rigidity.

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Spherical cameras, instead of sideview mirrors, adorn the sides of the Portal.

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The interior seating is designed for versatility. The Portal can seat six, or the seats can be folded down or removed for more cargo space.

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