Hybrids take 7% of California market in 1H 2013; PHEVs 0.7%; EVs 1.1%

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Hybrid vehicle market share (excluding plug-in hybrids) in California increased to 7% in the first half of 2013, up from 6.2% in 2012, according to the California Auto Outlook for the second quarter of 2013. For the first six months of 2013, hybrid registrations (excluding plug-ins), were 59,300 units; plug-in hybrids, 5,736 units; and battery electric vehicles, 9,708 units. Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicle share of the California retail market.

Strategic Vision: Tesla owners show differences from rest of EV buyers

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By comparison, Fuel Economy is the top priority for Volt, LEAF and Prius Plug-In owners (97%, 94% and 98%, respectively). The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, in electric mode, is EPA-rated at 35 kWh/100 miles; the C-MAX and Fusion Energi PHEVs is electric mode are EPA-rated at 34 kWh/100 miles; and the Prius PHV is EPA-rated at 29 kWh/ 100 miles, as is the 2014 Honda Accord PHEV.).

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Two case studies outline how Houston and Loveland are saving money with EVs in their fleets

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Its efforts to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) into its fleet began in 2002 with an initial purchase of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), mainly the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrid. In 2010, the city converted 15 Toyota Prius hybrids to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The city equipped 50 EV, PHEV and HEV vehicles with Zipcar’s Fast Fleet wireless technology, enabling employees to reserve available vehicles in the fleet pool.

2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. The revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z also made their auto-show debuts. Click to enlarge.

Prius PHV top-selling PHEV in UK in 2012 with 470 units

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Toyota’s Prius PHV was the best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the UK in 2012, achieving 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012 and outselling its nearest rival, the Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale 3 months longer than the Toyota. In 2012, the hybrid range in the UK expanded from two to five vehicles: Yaris Hybrid, 7-seat Prius+ and Prius Plug-in were added to the existing Prius and Auris Hybrid.

EPA rates Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid with 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

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Ford’s new Fusion Energi—its second plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and its third plug-in electric vehicle on the market—has an EPA-rated total range of up to 620 miles and an all-electric range of 21 miles. In December 2012, the new PHEV received an EPA rating for fuel economy of up to to 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined (2.2, The Fusion Energi has a electric-only speed of 85 mph (137 km/h)—23 mph more than Toyota Prius plug-in.


ADEPT project to apply gasoline engine HyBoost system to diesel; 48V architecture; full hybrid fuel economy at much lower cost

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version of its vehicle (a 2009 Ford Focus) but with fuel economy and CO 2 emissions approaching those of a Prius. The ADEPT intelligent electrification technology also requires only a small battery compared to a HEV, PHEV or EV, further reducing cost and complexity.

CMU study concludes alt fuel vehicle incentives for OEMs result in increased fleet gasoline consumption and emissions

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The rules offer different incentives for flex fuel vehicles (FFVs); compressed natural gas vehicles (CNG); battery electric vehicles (BEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

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Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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Project funding for fiscal year 2012 – 2013 is expected to exceed $20 million. California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebates by vehicle type through July 2012. Source: CCSE. Click to enlarge.

Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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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. 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Ford pushing for common industry metrics to understand customer daily electric driving requirements

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In a presentation at the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego last week, Brett Hinds, Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company, said that using the embedded modem in Ford PHEVs and BEVs, the company has collected (as part of the MyFord Mobile service), from 2013 through now, data from 35,185 unique vehicles over more than 80.6 PHEV customers aren’t self-selecting themselves. Ford PHEV sales up strongly in 2016.

UC Davis ITS study suggests hastening consumer adoption of plug-ins will require innovation on the sales side

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Power 2013 Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) study data on customer satisfaction with new car dealerships and Tesla stores. The SSI study captures 12 different PEV models from eight vehicle manufacturers, including GM (Chevrolet Volt); Nissan (LEAF); Tesla (Model S); Ford (Focus EV, C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi); Honda (Fit EV and Accord PHEV); Toyota (Prius Plug-in and RAV4 EV); Mitsubishi (i-MiEV); and Daimler (Smart Fortwo ED). XXXXX Click to enlarge.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010.

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It’s interesting to speculate regarding the relative market share of the EV in relation to the PHEV. 2, Ghosn will unveil the first of three electric models in three vehicle segments that he plans to sell by 2013. will sell a plug-in Toyota Prius after 2010, taking on the Chevrolet Volt, which goes on sale in November 2010. We’ll finally get to see the new Nissan August 2nd. That’s Tokyo time, it’ll still be the 1st here.)