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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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. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan will be built in Sayama, Japan. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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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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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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Plug-in Mercedes in 2012?

Plugs and Cars

Mercedes-Benz's S-Class sedan will offer a plug-in hybrid version when it hits the showrooms, reportedly in 2012, according to Autocar.co.uk. However Mercedes' intention is to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all its models eventually. Tags: thomas weber plug-in hybrid mercedes-benz The German automaker's R&D chief Thomas Weber says they are not presently considering an all electric version.

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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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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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 3rd Fastest-Selling Car In U.S.?

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Together, all of the above help us work out which cars are popular and which ones aren’t, but according to Cars.com (via Autobloggreen), the 2012 Toyota Prius What makes a new car a success? Is it the awards it wins, initial sales figures, how many people order it, or the average amount of time it stays on a dealer lot before being sold?

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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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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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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. Conversions Hybrids Plug-insAfter switching on the traction motors, the vehicle fuel economy increased from 50–100%.

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Pike forecasts sales of hybrid and plug-in medium and heavy duty trucks to nearly double in 2012

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According to a new report from Pike Research, the worldwide market for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks will grow at 92% in 2012, with total sales surpassing 19,000. At the same time, the accelerating spread of alternative fuel vehicles will pose significant competition for growth in hybrid and electric trucks, especially given the latter’s relatively high upfront costs.

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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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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. Fuel economy figure is based on a combination of fuel consumption when driven in all-electric mode, called the plug-in fuel efficiency, and when driven in hybrid mode, called the hybrid fuel efficiency, measured via Japan’s JC08 mode.). Series Hybrid Mode. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. Toyota is putting demand for the Prius Plug-In down to 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.

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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. Entune with plug-in hybrid applications.

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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-insClick to enlarge.

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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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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. The covered hybrid powertrain uses the multiple reciprocating free-piston linear alternator engines to generate electric power for the battery pack or the traction motor. Batteries Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. Compare Hybrids

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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. Benchmarking the 7DCT300 against CVTs and automatics has made the transmission best-in-class for launch, fuel economy, NVH, cost and ease of hybridization. The Getrag HybridDrive 7HDT300 is the hybridized. The full-hybrid version uses a 40 kW electric traction motor allowing.

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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 drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid that Porsche already implements today in the. Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid. The electric power pack of the Sport Turismo e-hybrid consists of a liquid-cooled, 9.4 Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Overshadowed By Prius, Competent Nonetheless

Green Car Reports

With the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, 2012 Toyota Prius C, and 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid all launching within the past 12 months, it’s been easy to forget that there are other Toyota hybrids outside of the Prius brand. In fact, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid have been somewhat overshadowed in recent

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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. Ford expects the Fusion Energi to accelerate its record hybrid sales pace, including its highest monthly hybrid sales month ever in November.

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More 2012 Fisker Karma Woe: Consumer Reports Review Savages Plug-In Hybrid

Green Car Reports

The well-respected Consumer Reports doesn't pull any punches, and its review of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan is no exception. The magazine all but savaged the car, calling it "full of flaws" and deeming its touchscreen controls an "ergonomic disaster." The verdict may not have come as a complete surprise to Fisker and

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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). Working in tandem with the Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid EV system, S-AWC also contributes to better fuel efficiency. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. The study surveyed more than 1,400 PEV owners in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) in early 2012.

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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% Accordingly, in 2012, Ford only held a 7.5% in 2012 to 23.3%

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Quick Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Whether you're buying an all-electric vehicle or simply want a mild hybrid to save a little on gas, there's a lot of choice in between. The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In sits virtually in the center of these choices, with range-extended electric cars In the spectrum of alternative fuel vehicles, there's something on sale to suit almost every taste.

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

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Like the i8 coupé concept, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is a plug-in hybrid. If required, a high-voltage alternator hooked up to the combustion engine generates extra power, which is then stored in the hybrid battery. Lightweight design, encompassing the use of innovative materials, has allowed the unavoidable additional weight of the high-output hybrid drivetrain to be cancelled out in full. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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% Prius PHV sales from Jan-Sep 2012 totaled 7,734 units. from its September 2011 results; however, Nissan noted, the September 2012 results are the best since then.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

Green Car Reports

Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well. Despite being one of the earliest electric cars on the market, it's been outsold three to two this year by the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. What is it that carmakers do to boost

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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. Ltd, which was acquired by Panasonic last year, has been supplying Ni-MH battery systems for the Ford Escape hybrid vehicle since 2004.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

Green Car Reports

With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money. If going whole hog and ditching gasoline entirely in favor of an all-electric car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Mitsubishi i isn’t an option, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius

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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. Year-to-date, Toyota has sold 9,623 units of the Prius plug-in hybrid. Ford posted very strong results for the C-MAX conventional hybrid in October with 3,182 units sold ( earlier post ); the plug-in version of the C-MAX (the Energi) is now going on sale in select dealerships.

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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. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2012 Toyota NS4 Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Detroit Auto Show Video

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Toyota NS4 Plug-In Hybrid Concept shown at the Detroit Auto Show may well represent the future of the mid-size sedan. The concept car was developed by multiple engineering teams, with a focus on connectivity and passenger interaction. A secondary goal was a production date of 2015, meaning that a version of the car could very well be

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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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Mitsubishi Motors to introduce the New Outlander at Geneva show; plug-in hybrid Outlander to debut during fiscal 2012

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During fiscal 2012 Mitsubishi Motors will add an EV-based Outlander model which will use a plug-in hybrid system derived from MMC’s already existing EV technology. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the all-new Outlander at the 82 nd Geneva International Motor Show, 6-18 March.

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UK take-up of grants for EVs and hybrids rises 20% in first half of 2012; 134 more claims

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Take up of grants for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars rose by nearly 20% in the UK in the first half of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011. Overall, 134 more claims were registered according to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) the cross-departmental body which oversees the plug-in grant program. The claims represent a rise of 134 on the 680 claims made under the Plug-in Car Grant in the first half of 2011.

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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. When asked which vehicle brands they would consider for a PEV, respondents continued to gravitate toward the same five brands in 2012.

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