Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan features one of four new powertrains for the all-new Accord. Hybrids Plug-insClick to enlarge.

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Plug-in Mercedes in 2012?

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Mercedes-Benz's S-Class sedan will offer a plug-in hybrid version when it hits the showrooms, reportedly in 2012, according to However Mercedes' intention is to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all its models eventually. Tags: thomas weber plug-in hybrid mercedes-benz

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EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

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9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto. Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies Sunday, Sept.

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Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebates by vehicle type through July 2012. Californians own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), roughly 35% of all plug-in vehicles in the United States. As of July 2012, approximately 1,000 new plug-in vehicles are being sold in the state every month. CCSE conducted the survey in support of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP).

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Is the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid The Invisible Plug-In Car?

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For the past few years, every time an automaker has launched a new plug-in hybrid or electric car, it’s been to a fanfare of sorts. But while Nissan, General Motors and Fisker have attracted the spotlight as more and more customers step up for their new cars, Press coverage of Toyota’s 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been small.

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Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Toyota introduced the production Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond, CA, as the newest member of the expanding Prius Family. With a starting base price of $32,000 (before rebates), the production Prius Plug-in features a 4.4 The advanced grade plug-in Prius carries a base price of $39,525.). there is no cargo penalty for plug-in capability.

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MTSU group seeking to commercialize new wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit

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A prototype plug-in hybrid retrofit kit is applied to a research vehicle’s rear wheels. A group at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), led by Dr. Charles Perry, who holds the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, has developed and demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit for almost any car. We have gained proof of concept in terms of feasibility. Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins

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Why Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Is So Important: CA Laws

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The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has the lowest electric range of any plug-in vehicle sold in the United States: just 11 miles. It's also among the top-selling cars that plug in, with more than 40,500 delivered since it went on sale in February 2012. Now out of production, the plug-in Prius will be replaced by a new model that will go on sale.

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Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid heading to select US showrooms

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Overview of the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford began production of the 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle ( earlier post ) at Michigan Assembly in October, and the vehicles are heading for showrooms. Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the C-MAX Energi that is on sale now. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Ford’s changing share of the hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery-electric vehicle segments and total ED market in the US in 2012 and YTD 2013. Ford Motor Company’s C-platform electric drive strategy has driven an increase in Ford’s overall electric drive market share (hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric) from 7.3% in calendar year 2012 to 14.7% in 2012 to 23.3%

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GM, Toyota continue to lead plug-in market in US

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The Volt remained the top-selling plug-in vehicle in the US in October. From January through October 2012, GM has delivered 19,309 Volts—an increase of 286% from the same period in 2011. Overall, GM reported its highest October sales in the US since 2007, with deliveries up 5% versus a year ago to 195,764 vehicles. Toyota maintained its second place position with 1,889 units sold of the Prius PHV in October.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Is It An Electric Car, Or Not?

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the second best-selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. The car’s plug-in hybrid powertrain adds a 4.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack to what is today. It outsells the Nissan Leaf and is bested only by the Chevrolet Volt. But if you view it as an electric car, it’s an odd duck indeed.

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GM and U Mich receive patent on plug-in series hybrid/extended range electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator engines

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The GM/U Mich patent envisages using multiple free-piston engines (240A through 240D in the patent drawing). GM Global Technology Operations LLC and the Regents of the University of Michigan recently were awarded a US patent (Nº 8,261,860) for a plug-in series hybrid or range-extended electric vehicle powertrain using multiple free piston linear alternator (FPLA) engines. Each FPLA operates in an engine-on (ON) state and an engine-off (OFF) state.

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Porsche introduces plug-in hybrid concept Panamera Sport Turismo; 60 mpg US

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At the Paris Motor Show, Porsche presented the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, a plug-in hybrid that offers 416 hp (306 kW) of peak system power. The Panamera Sport Turismo is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and can cover distances of more than 30 km (19 miles). The drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid that Porsche already implements today in the.

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Mitsubishi to launch plug-in hybrid version of new Outlander during FY2012

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The new Outlander with be outfitted with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain during FY2012. Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will launch a plug-in hybrid version of its new Outlander (introduced at the current Geneva Motor Show) during the course of FY2012 (1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013). Based on the four-wheel-drive technology developed in the Lancer Evolution, S-AWC it integrates control of the 4WD, ASC and ABS systems.

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Plug-In Hybrids Charge Forward

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Trending Up: Hybrid Sales on a Roll. The market for hybrid cars and SUVs perhaps has not taken off as fast as some had expected. However, this year has seen a significant increase in sales of plug-in hybrids (partly due to the availability of several highly anticipated new models), while sale of traditional hybrids remain steady. Analysts predict the plug-in hybrid market will be in 2013 and for the coming years.

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Toyota introduces next-generation B-segment hybrid with 112 mpg US; CNG hybrid and plug-in variants

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) unveiled the FT-Bh (Future Toyota B-segment Hybrid), a lightweight, next-generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. TMC, expecting hybrid vehicle use to become widespread in the second half of the 2010s, developed the FT-Bh as a B-segment, ultra fuel-efficient concept car under the theme of “ecomotion” (eco + emotion). Hybrids Natural Gas Plug-insFT-Bh.

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BMW unveils third i concept model: i8 Concept Spyder plug-in hybrid

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Following on the presentation of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept coupé at the Frankfurt show in 2011 ( earlier post ), the BMW Group has introduced a third i Model: the BMW i8 Concept Spyder. Like the i8 coupé concept, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is a plug-in hybrid. The 96 kW (131 hp) electric motor on the front axle works in tandem with a TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder gasoline engine sending 164 kW (223 hp) through the rear wheels.

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Pike Research US consumer survey finds decreasing fundamental interest in plug-in electric vehicles

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US consumer interest in PEVs, 2012. A new Pike Research survey assessing US consumer demand, preferences, and price sensitivity for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and electric vehicle. charging equipment (EVCE) has found a decline in the fundamental interest in PEVs among survey participants between 2011 and 2012. In 2011, 40% stated they were extremely interested or very interested in this type of vehicle.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Brief Drive Report

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In the world of plug-in cars, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may get all the attention, but a new arrival will make it very much a three-car race. The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is just now arriving at Toyota dealers in California plus a dozen or so other states. While it may look just like a standard Prius hybrid, it has a very important

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets 4-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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A few months after going on sale, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid has been given an official crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unlike the 5-star rated, five-door Prius liftback it is based on however, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid only managed a 4-star overall rating.

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan EPA-rated at 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined; Ford projects best hybrid sales quarter ever

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has rated the new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at up to 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined (2.2, Fusion Energi is the Ford brand’s fifth electrified vehicle to launch in the past year—and its second plug-in hybrid after the C-MAX Energi. With Fusion Energi and Fusion Hybrid, the Fusion lineup brings the widest range of powertrain options to the US midsize segment.

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PHEVs led August US sales of plug-in vehicles; Volt and Prius PHV dominate

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In August, the US sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from the major OEMs (Chevy Volt and Prius PHV) totalled 3,336 units, while battery-electric vehicles (Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, and Ford Focus Electric) sold a combined 728 units. Year-to-date, plug-in hybrid sales from these majors have totalled 19,579 units, while their battery-electric vehicle sales reached 4,406 units. The August 2012 results marked an 837.4%

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017; GLE PHEV coming soon

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Mercedes-Benz is making a strategic push on plug-in hybrids: the Stuttgart-based automaker will introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. The company said that the main emphasis as regards alternative drives in years to come will be on plug-in hybrids. At the Geneva Motor Show, the company showcased the new MPV plug-in hybrid Concept V-ision e study. 2012: E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

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Panasonic to supply Li-ion battery cells for Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Lithium-ion battery cell for plug-in hybrid vehicles (left) and. hybrid electric vehicles (right). Panasonic Corporation will supply prismatic lithium-ion battery cells for Ford Motor Company’s Fusion Hybrid Electric and C-Max Hybrid Electric as well as the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids. Ford is doing the pack work in-house. kW/kg, compared to 0.412 kW/kg in the outgoing NiMH pack, he said.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Strong Sales, Owners Happy

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid has got off to a good start in its first six months on sale, with over 6,000 units sold so far. That, says Toyota, is more than the first six months of Chevrolet Volt sales, at 2,745 units, and Nissan Leaf sales, which managed 3,875 cars in its first month. Toyota is putting demand for the Prius Plug-In down to

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined (5.0L/100km), bettering the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg on the city cycle and 7 mpg on the highway (5 mpg combined). C-MAX Hybrid. Hybrids traditionally have been more economical in city driving than on the highway, unlike conventional vehicles. C-MAX Hybrid is currently available for order at select dealerships.

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GM and Toyota plug-in hybrids again lead plug-in sales from major OEMs in September

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In September, GM’s plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt (2,851 units sold) and Toyota’s plug-in hybrid Prius PHV (1,652 units sold) continued to lead sales in the US of plug-in vehicles from major OEMs. The Volt extended range electric vehicle has sold 16,348 units Jan-Sep 2012, up 319.7% from the 3,895 units for the same period in 2011. Overall, total GM sales rose 29% in September year-on-year.

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Ford introduces new Fusion midsize sedan with new hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid versions

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Ford unveiled the new 2013 Ford Fusion midsize sedan, with conventional gasoline engine; hybrid featuring a next-generation of Ford’s hybrid system; and plug-in hybrid versions at the Detroit Auto Show—the first production sedan to offer that trio of options. In addition to the hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid alternatives, Fusion offers a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines (1.6L Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Cross Coupé with TDI plug-in hybrid premieres in Geneva

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Powertrain elements of the new Cross Coupé diesel plug-in hybrid concept. Volkswagen is revealing a diesel-engined version of its Cross Coupé concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show. Combined fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 1.8 They were merged with electrical components including the lithium-ion battery in the center tunnel, front E-motor with 40 kW and rear E-motor with 85 kW.

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Audi Unveils A6 L e-tron Plug-in Hybrid: 2012 Bejing Auto Show

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Earlier today, German automaker Audi unveiled the latest in its e-tron plug-in concept cars at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Based upon the A6 L, a highly-popular Chinese-only variant of the A6 sedan, the A6 L e-tron plug-in hybrid concept combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct injected gasoline engine and a 70 kilowatt peak electric motor to

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Pike Research projects plug-in sales to fall short of US 2015 target; strong growth through 2020

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Plug-in vehicle (PEV) sales—comprising battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)—in the US by 2015 will fall far short of the 1-million unit target set by the Obama Administration, according to a new report from Pike Research. Pike now projects that some 410,000 PEVs will be sold between 2011 and 2015 in the United States, with cumulative US sales not reaching the 1 million mark until 2018.

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Ford prices C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid at $29,995 after federal tax credit; expects conquest rate of about 50%

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Ford is targeting the Prius Plug-In Hybrid (PHV) directly in its positioning of the C-MAX Energi, saying that the C-MAX Energi is less expensive [for some models]; has a longer electric-only range [20 miles vs. 11 (EPA rating)]; 60 more horsepower [projected total system horsepower of 188 with a peak of 195 hp with a fully charged battery, compared to 134 hp for the Prius PHV]; and an electric-only top speed higher than than of the Prius PHV. Hybrids Plug-ins

Audi crosslane coupé dual-mode plug-in hybrid concept makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show; 214 mpg US

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Audi crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept car. Audi introduced its crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show, saying that the vehicle provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, and automotive and drive concepts. The vehicle is based on a lightweight Multimaterial Space Frame and is powered by a dual-mode plug-in hybrid drive based on a purpose-designed 1.5-liter three-cylinder TFSI gasoline engine and two electric motors.

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Now By Royal Appointment

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Normally, such Royal endorsements are limited to luxury or prestige brands, but earlier this week, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid received its official royal appointment courtesy of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. As every automaker knows, getting Royal endorsement for a particular car or brand can help boost its image.

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Gallery: 2012 Paris Auto Show

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As far as plug-in cars go, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has to be one of the most important vehicles making its debut this year at the Paris Auto Show. The first vehicle to launch under Mitsubishi’s ambitious goals to offer plug-in hybrid or all-electric versions of every car it sells within 4 years, the 2013 Outlander

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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the first plug-in hybrid from Ford to hit the road, and the company sold 144 of them in October even before letting journalists drive the car. It’s the pricier and more capable of the two C-Max models, and Ford compares it directly to the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That car, which went on sale in February this

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2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

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Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87

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Volvo XC 60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Heads To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Volvo might have already started production on its first plug-in hybrid wagon -- the 2012 V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid -- but as we’ve told you before, the Swedish automaker doesn’t think the U.S. is ready for a diesel plug-in hybrid yet. But at next week’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Volvo will unveil the XC60 Crossover Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept. At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. In February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo introduced the diesel-electric V60 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to go on sale in Europe later this year. In today’s model range the Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 form one vehicle cluster.

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Pike report ranks Chevrolet as current leader in the plug-in vehicle market

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A new report by Pike Research assessing the plug-in vehicle (PEV) strategy and execution of 16 leading vendors ranks Chevrolet as the current leader in the PEV market, due to its high ratings in both strategy and execution, closely followed by Renault. Pike rates Toyota and Nissan as very close contenders for leadership, though both have either product portfolio or pricing issues that limited their scoring in Pike’s evaluation. in 2012 to 1.75

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Getrag introduces new 7-speed dual clutch and derivative hybrid transmissions; applications from mild- to plug-in hybrids

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At its fifth biennial Drivetrain Forum in Cologne, Getrag presented the seven-speed dual clutch transmission Getrag Powershift 7DCT300 and a hybrid derivative, the Getrag Hybrid Drive 7HDT300. The company said that the new transmissions complete its product portfolio to provide total coverage in terms of torque output and application size. electro-hydraulic clutch actuation, enabling significant reductions in fuel consumption compared to earlier transmissions.

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GM To Concentrate On Plug-In Electric Cars, Downplay Hybrids

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General Motors has narrowed its portfolio of future technologies, and will focus on plug-in and electric vehicles over the coming years. The company will build on the success of its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, an area where it leads its competitors, while downplaying more traditional full hybrid technologies.

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