BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

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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. Volkswagen brand major plug-in hybrids.

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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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Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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from 2015 to 2035 to almost 1.9 As a result, the share of vehicles in use that are conventional ICE vehicles will fall from more than 91% in 2015 to under 40% by 2035. Diesel Electric (Battery) Forecasts Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

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Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? Plug-In Hybrids Videos plug-in cars The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it''s no V-8-powered supercar. First, you need to know what makes the i8 go.

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Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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PLUG IN – make your next car a plug in electric car and plug it into the new solar panels you need to get. So far GM, Toyota, Nissan, VW, Mitsubishi, have all announced plug in vehicles they will have for sale in 2010. Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

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Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. 2015 energy/fuel use formulas for one lap in Le Mans. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was homologated for the top energy-recovery category (8 megajoules for one lap in Le Mans) for the first time in 2015.

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Toyota Mirai receives the ARBÖ 2015 Environmental Award in Austria

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The Austrian automobile club ARBÖ (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) has awarded the Toyota Mirai with the “2015 Environmental Award”. In 1999, the first Toyota Prius was awarded the Environmental Award by ARBÖ for its pioneering hybrid technology, followed by the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in 2012. The jury consisted of ARBÖ automotive experts.

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Cadillac boosts performance of ELR plug-in hybrid for MY2016, cuts MSRP by $9K; $58,495 net after Fed credits

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Cadillac has greatly enhanced the performance of its ELR extended range electric vehicle (plug-in hybrid) ( earlier post ) for the 2016 model year, and is also cutting the MSRP by $9,005, bringing the starting price down to $58,495 net after the $7,500 US federal tax credit (MSRP = $65,995).

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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 Charge management services include: Plug and Charge status.

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2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

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Green BMW i3 REx Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) REx range extender engine Videos plug-in cars subcompact If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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More than two and one-half years after the car was first announced ( earlier post ) and more than one year after sales began in Germany and Central Europe ( earlier post ), the US-spec version of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in US showrooms in the next few weeks.

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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 essence, the PHEV can plug into the unused energy transfer potential of the grid.

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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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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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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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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.

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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. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThe 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. It was the Volt's.

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Porsche names GKN Driveline “Technology Partner” for eAxle system in 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar

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Porsche has awarded GKN Driveline “Technology Partner” status for its development of the high-performance eAxle for the 918 Spyder, an advanced plug-in hybrid supercar. Hybrids Motors Plug-ins Vehicle Systems

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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. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsChevy sold 126 first-generation Volts in Canada in September, down slightly from August's 167, but still its fourth consecutive triple-digit.

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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. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThough 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.

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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. China Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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2015) shows that the external benefits from electric cars vary widely (and can even be negative) depending on how electricity is generated. —Borenstein and Davis (2015). Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis (2015) “ The Distributional Effects of US Clean Energy Tax Credits ”.

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Debut At 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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Unveiled in Korea last month, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid made its North American debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show this week. The hybrid gets the same body that debuted with the rest of the Sonata lineup for 2015, and is joined by a new Sonata Plug-In Hybrid. ALSO SEE: 2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas Mileage Review Of New Mid-Size Sedan The

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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. GLE gasoline and plug-in hybrid engines.

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

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid powertrain named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

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The powertrain of the 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) was named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. This is the first time that a plug-in hybrid powertrain has made the list. For Hyundai’s first entry into the plug-in hybrid segment, Hyundai engineers did an impeccable job blending fuel efficiency with refinement and daily usability.

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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. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThough 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.

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BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid SUV available in US in fall 2015, expect 55 MPGe

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On Tuesday, BMW announced availability of the long-awaited BMW X5 xDRIVE40e plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle. Combining BMW's award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, BMW's xDRIVE all-wheel-drive

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

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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 salesThe Chevrolet Volt sold 150 units in Canada in July, by far its best showing this year. Volume was up both from June's 120 sales, and year-over-year from last July's 132 customers.

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For October 2015

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October may be your last chance, or close to it, to get remaining 2015 models, which are likely to carry greater discounts than the fresh 2016 stock. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars dealsIt's that time of the month again: the time when we look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. As is usual in car buying, though, discounts can shift from model to model.

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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 ). 2015: C 350 e.

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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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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 car’s plug-in gasoline hybrid powertrain delivers 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.0 Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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

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The concept car is powered by a gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid drive with a total output of 205 kW (279 hp). Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle SystemsMercedes-Benz unveiled the “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

EU launches $7.6M ALISE to develop Li-sulfur batteries for plug-ins; targeting stable 500 Wh/kg cell by 2019

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For November 2015

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It's a new month, which means there's a new round of deals and incentives on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. Carmakers seem to be more firmly into the 2016 model year, although there are some 2015 models. car buying Plug-In Hybrids incentives dealsWhile many people are already starting holiday shopping, carmakers are hoping they'll stop by the local dealership as well.

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