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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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The Niro Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale across Europe during Q3 2017, pairing an economical 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine with an 8.9

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Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder engines

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

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They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. They're now going.

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Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicleCalifornia electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks.

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EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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The Freightliner utility truck will be on display 15-17 March at the NTEA work truck show in the Freightliner booth.

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XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

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XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So far, the company's efforts have focused on hybrid powertrains for vans, box trucks, and shuttle buses. DON'T MISS: Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel.

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Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles.

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

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In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars if Chevy added a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the Corvette? Plug-In Hybrids Bob Lutz Mid-engine plug-in cars

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Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

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Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Henrik FiskerFisker meanwhile, is working on a supercar called the VLF Force 1, and backing a.

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Mercedes To Make Executives Drive Plug-In Hybrids Or Electric Cars

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As Mercedes-Benz launches a barrage of plug-in electric cars, parent company Daimler is getting executives to practice what they preach. In the near future, executives at Daimler's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will be required to choose either electric cars or plug-in hybrids as their company cars.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed.

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

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Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least pacing the rate of hybrid cars over their first five years, but numerous factors have challenged what advocates see as an obvious evolution.

Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance.

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

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Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? China sales Plug-In Hybrids BYD New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

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Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few years, Porsche has launched three plug-in models, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan, Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV, and the now-defunct 918 Spyder supercar.

Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

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In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. Europe Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

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BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

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Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

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It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number of plug-in hybrids based on existing models in its.

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

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In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. The established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually the same sequence seen in previous months. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle.

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Systems

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of C-Class luxury sedan.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

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Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. Plug-In Hybrids Minivans plug-in carsDespite its name, the Pacifica.

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

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All the German luxury makers now have plans for their own 200-mile battery-electric vehicles coming in 2018 or later, at various prices.

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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

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Along with Kia, the Genesis brand will play a role in meeting Hyundai's goal of selling more green cars. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsHyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand.

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Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

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The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will get optional wireless charging as part of an. Plug-In Hybrids Mercedes plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive ChargingBut Mercedes-Benz may be the first automaker to offer the technology on a production model.

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Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED

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But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in one place. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new carsIt's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Every vehicle here shows the.

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Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

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We know very little about the plug-in hybrid version that Fiat Chrysler will launch sometime after the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is unveiled next year. But while a spate of plug-in hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles is just about to enter the U.S.

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

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In fact, with an EPA-rated range of 25 miles (more than projected) and energy efficiency so high—at 124 MPGe—that it matches the BMW i3 with all its whizzy advanced technology, it’s a very viable plug-in hybrid choice. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: More Details On 30-Mile Plug-In

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Chrysler last week revealed the completely new sixth-generation version of its minivans—including, at long last, the first full-hybrid minivan for the U.S. That model, to be called the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, is slated to go on sale around September 2016. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

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Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3 battery-electric small hatchback and the sexy BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is 4th electric to reach 100,000 sales

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid won't go on sale in the U.S. until later this year, but it's been available in Europe and Japan for some time now. In those markets, it's actually been quite successful since launching in Japan back in January 2013.

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Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

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The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Tuning Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars PolestarOver the years, it's offered everything from parts to dedicated performance.

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Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

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Europe Geely UK taxi plug-in cars LondonFew vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). But under the stewardship of Chinese automaker Geely, the black cab is about to get a green makeover.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-In Hybrid Home Run

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Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleThe all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just about here, and it builds on all of its predecessor's virtues while resolving most of that car's vices. The new Chevy Volt is smoother, faster.

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

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That was the number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs sold last month, the car's first full month on sale, albeit in a small number of states. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carThose states, most prominently California, have.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

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When the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. But now Volkswagen is showing a second Tiguan plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, hinting that the production Tiguan may in.

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