Volkswagen launches new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid in Europe

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Volkswagen has launched its second plug-in hybrid based on a high-volume production model: the Passat GTE, available either as a sedan or Variant (wagon)—the first plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen to be sold as either. In Asia the launch will also be this year.

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Audi using Alstom H3 plug-in hybrid shunting locomotive at Ingolstadt

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Audi has begun using a new 1,000 horsepower plug-in hybrid shunting locomotive manufactured by Alstom in daily operations at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. This means that the plugin‑hybrid locomotive emits up to 60 tons less CO 2 each year.

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SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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New work by a team at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadian buyers want a plug-in vehicle (PEV), with the majority of those (89—93%) wanting a plug-in hybrid rather than a pure electric vehicle.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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The Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid is packed with some of the best safety technology and creature comforts you can get in any new car today, regardless of price. It also moves smartly, with an advanced plug-in hybrid system that lets you plug in overnight—or even for a few hours—and then drive for a dozen or so miles before. Plug-In Hybrids

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is arriving in select dealerships in 10 states this week with an EPA-estimated 27-mile (43.5-kilometer) All-Electric Range (AER). Sonata Plug-in Hybrid’s 9.8 Hybrids Plug-ins

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2015 Harris Poll finds 48% of US car owners would consider hybrid for new car, same as in 2013; plug-in consideration up 2 points

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A new Harris Poll of 2,225 US adults (aged 18 and older) has found that 48% of American car owners (or anticipated owners) say they’d consider a traditional hybrid the next time they’re in the market for a new vehicle—a result identical to 2013 findings. Harris recorded lower consideration levels for plug-in vehicles, whether they be plug-in hybrids (29%, up 2 percentage points) or pure electrics (21%, also up 2 points).

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Volkswagen introduces high-end plug-in hybrid C Coupé GTE concept in Shanghai

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This four-door concept car for the Chinese market—which is more than five meters in length—is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system, the drive sources of which combine to produce 500 N·m of system torque. This Volkswagen accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV: the GLE550 e

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Keeping pace with its announced intention to roll out 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017 ( earlier post ), Mercedes-Benz introduced the new GLE550 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid (PHEV) along with the other members of the new GLE family of full-size SUVs. GLA SUV in the A-Class segment.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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With the 2016 XC90 ( earlier post ) heading to dealerships across the US, Volvo Cars gave media an opportunity to experience the next generation of its full-size luxury SUV—in both its conventional T6 and plug-in hybrid T8 Drive-E Twin Engine forms—in and around Los Angeles.

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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. The announcement follows the market introduction of the C 350 e ( earlier post , earlier post ), the company’s second plug-in hybrid model following the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ).

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.)

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Magna unveiling lightweight plug-in hybrid sportscar at Geneva show

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will debut MILA Plus, an two-seat plug-in hybrid sports car, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The MILA Plus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.9s; electric acceleration from 0-80 km/h takes 3.6s. Hybrids Materials Plug-ins Weight reduction

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Peugeot unveils 308 R HYbrid plug-in with 500 hp and four-wheel drive

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Peugeot has unveiled the Peugeot 308 R HYbrid, a plug-in hybrid version of the compact family hatchback boasting a combined 500 bhp and four-wheel drive. The Peugeot 308 R HYbrid was developed by Peugeot Sport, the brand’s in-house engineering and racing division.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils plug-in hybrid Concept IAA: Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile; Industry 4.0

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Mercedes-Benz said that the “Concept IAA” exemplifies the fundamental technological changes which are taking place in the automobile industry. The primary driving force behind this process of change is digitization—referred to in a business context as “Industry 4.0”.

Hyundai showcasing new Tucson 48V Hybrid Concept and diesel Plug-in-Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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Hyundai Motor is showcasing a range of innovative fuel efficiency and connectivity technologies at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, among them a 48V Hybrid concept and a plug-in hybrid vehicle concept, both based on the all new Tucson platform. 48V Hybrids Plug-ins

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

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With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. One maker, Volvo, is positioning the plug-in hybrid version of its 2016 XC90 seven-seat SUV at the top of the range. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars

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Volkswagen introduces new MQB-based Tiguan at Frankfurt; plug-in hybrid concept

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Volkswagen introduced the second-generation Tiguan SUV at the IAA in Frankfurt. million units of the first generation version since its introduction in 2007. The new Tiguan is tailored for the requirements in this market segment. Additional SUV growth will also occur in Europe.

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Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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Audi is introducing two new models with plug-in hybrid drive systems to the market in China in 2016, both of which are having their world premier at Auto Shanghai 2015: the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 g/mi) and is a new best value in the segment. mph) in 3.5

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MAHLE control software combines GPS and topographical road data to manage plug-in hybrid energy consumption

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Bernie Porter, head of MAHLE’s Calibration and Controls Engineering group, said the company developed the software to use in research on its REEV test vehicle. The cooling strategy of the main radiator in the demonstrator vehicle is based on the requirements of each of the individual circuits.

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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He went on to say that the new Volkswagen Tiguan GTE embodies “ our determination to systematically take the plug-in hybrid to further classes and segments. ”. He said the Group already had the broadest plug-in fleet in the automobile world. mph) in 4.6

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Volvo to introduce new S90 sedan with plug-in hybrid version at Detroit show in January

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Volvo Cars will publicly unveil its new S90 premium sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. The S90 will also offer a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. We are now clearly and firmly in the game.

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Mercedes-Benz premieres 2nd generation GLC and plug-in hybrid GLC 350 e 4MATIC

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the second generation of its mid-range GLC SUV (the SUV in the C-Class segment, formerly the GLK). In March, Mercedes-Benz said it would 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid.

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Citroën introducing new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at Shanghai Motor Show

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Citroën will introduce a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept, the Aircross, at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show. Citroën Aircross is powered by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid system. Citroën Aircross accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 Hybrids Plug-ins

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BMW introduces 6th generation 7 Series; new 740e plug-in hybrid; remote control parking

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BMW has introduced the new generation (6 th ) of its top-end 7 Series, featuring technology innovations in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, and intelligent connectivity. 7 Series body-in-white / carbon. Plug-in hybrid BMW 740e.

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Cumulative plug-in vehicle sales topped 500K units in US in September

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Cumulative sales of plug-in vehicles in the US topped 500,000 units in September, according to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Electric vehicle sales have been accelerating in 2016. Monthly and cumulative PEV sales in the US.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

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During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new model helped Chevrolet sell 203 Volts in Canada in October, well above the 126 sold in September and good enough for its third sales crown in four months. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

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It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles don't. And while some makers--most notably Chevrolet and Ford--happily release data showing that their drivers plug in more than expected. Plug-In Hybrids Department of Energy U.S.

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ChargEVC: New Jersey plug-in electric vehicle registration up 79% for MY 2016 vehicles over 2015

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Registration of model year 2016 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in New Jersey was up 79% over 2015, according to a recent analysis by ChargEVC , a diverse coalition of organizations and companies that support growth of the electric vehicle market.

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

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With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit the 100-sales mark last month. Chevy sold 126 first-generation Volts in Canada in September, down slightly from August's 167, but still its fourth consecutive triple-digit. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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JATO Dynamics: 2016 will be record year for plug-ins with global sales in excess of 700K units; China to begin dominating the market

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Global electric passenger car sales totalled 280,000 units in 2014, representing growth of 43% compared with 2013; total global passenger car sales that year were 72 million units. The report projects annual EV sales in Europe of 500,000 units by 2019.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: May Availability In Early Markets

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Japan and Europe for quite some time now, but its U.S. The model has actually undergone a thorough mid-cycle refresh during the time it has taken Mitsubishi to schedule the plug-in hybrid for U.S. Green Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

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With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of 2014. As always, there's some slop in the numbers because Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia Motors refuse to break out their plug-in car sales. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in cars

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, June 2015: Dial 'S' For Summer

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The same day, electric-car advocates took heart from the announcement of a pro-plug-in policy by one of the front-runners in the country's federal election this fall. But given that plug-in sales stats are probably a higher priority. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsOn July 1, Canadians celebrated the country's founding on the three principles of Peace, Order, and Good Government.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

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The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales north of the 49th parallel. Though this represents a slight year-over-year drop from last August's 186 Volts, it's encouraging that sales have remained resilient in the face of low gasoline prices. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Cadillac announces CT6 plug-in hybrid for China

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Cadillac will add a Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan, to be manufactured at the new Shanghai GM Cadillac plant, Pudong Jinqiao, China. CT6 PHEV will qualify for China new energy vehicle regulations and incentives, and is planned to be onsale in 2016. The CT6 PHEV may come subsequently to the US, according to Cadillac spokesman Dave Caldwell as quoted in the Detroit News. ELR is not offered in the Chinese market.).

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BMW staging world premiere of X5 plug-in hybrid at Auto Shanghai

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BMW is using the upcoming Auto Shanghai event as the platform for the world premiere of the BMW X5 xDrive40e Sports Activity Vehicle, the first plug-in hybrid production model from the BMW core brand. 30 – 37 miles) can be completed in practice with a fuel consumption of no more than 6.5

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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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2015: Tesla Supreme For Six Months?

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Last month, we assumed that Nissan would edge Tesla during April in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales. Fully 167 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans were registered in Canada that month, outpacing the 127 Leafs Nissan delivered. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsWow, were we wrong! Not wanting to underestimate Tesla for two months running, we'll cautiously assume the.

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, November 2015: Autumn Reign For Volt

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The second-generation Chevy Volt followed up its 203 October sales with 178 units in November, likely leading the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle pack. Though it will end December with slightly lower year-over-year volumes, the positive early reception suggests the 2016 Volts have the potential to top their previous sales record in 2016. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, July 2015: Volt Vaults To Top?

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The Chevrolet Volt sold 150 units in Canada in July, by far its best showing this year. With Tesla sales historically slower in the first month of a quarter, the Volt may have ended the Model S's seven-month dominance of plug-in electric vehicle sales in. Green Canada New car sales plug-in cars salesVolume was up both from June's 120 sales, and year-over-year from last July's 132 customers.

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