2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

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This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful of other states. There'll also be a plug-in hybrid version coming for 2018. We liked the Ioniq Hybrid when we first drove it at the launch event in February, and now we've. Fuel Economy

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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range have attracted huge interest. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsProduction of the partially electric minivan began early in April, but over the last several.

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Since the start of 2017, the new Kia Niro hybrid crossover has accounted for 16,002 unit sales, making it Kia’s fifth best-selling European vehicle (after the Picanto, Rio, Sportage and cee’d model family). In total, electrified and all-electric Kia vehicles accounted for 18,804 unit sales in the first half of 2017, up from 2,398 units from January-to-June in 2016 (more than a seven-fold increase in sales).

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

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As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Mar 2017

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The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, which means we get to take a peek at the European plug-in electric vehicle sale numbers. Europe sales EU New car sales plug-in carsThe year-to-date numbers show a significant growth in sales for most electric models, according to the recent European Alternative Fuels Observatory report. The Renault Zoe remains the top seller across the continent.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

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A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow season. The November Volt sales are more than the 536.

Parker Project demonstrates cross-brand V2G in Denmark; more tests of grid services slated

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With the demonstrations kicked off in the second half of 2017, the project has now demonstrated that the vehicles are operational and able to deliver services across brands. Parker’s test plan contains 11 services which will be tested during the winter of 2017.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In: first drive of hybrid luxury sedan

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The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In will be a rare beast in the U.S.; This version of the CT6 large sedan is a worthy competitor among plug-in hybrid luxury cars, the rest of which will come from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsfewer than 1,000 are likely to be sold each year. In many ways, that's a shame.

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Wrote eight screenplays no one wanted to turn into movies, but kept studying and developing my talents as a writer and kept plugging away. Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

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They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. Videos Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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TM4 and Cummins jointly developing range-extended electric plug-in powertrain for Class 7/8 buses

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TM4 and Cummins are jointly developing a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared to conventional hybrid buses. The plug-in hybrid powertrain will be shown for the first time at UITP, taking place in Montreal next week.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in carsThose models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of them. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats.

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

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The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowWith press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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It's the 2017 Chrysler. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity.

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Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid; second electrified vehicle program to Graz line-up

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BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. Magna’s Graz facility will then be the production home for two premium electrified vehicles: the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE. Production of the new BMW 5 Series marks the successful continuation of the strategic partnership between the BMW Group and Magna that started more than 15 years ago.

What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

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BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in? Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

Plug-in hybrid price guide: every 2017 model, with specs

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The number of plug-in hybrid cars has expanded greatly over the past few years. If you've had trouble keeping track of all of these new plug-in cars, fear not. DON'T MISS: Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new carsA couple of weeks ago, we gathered the relevant data for every battery-electric car on sale today, and presented it to you in one place.

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BMW sold 100,000 plug-in cars this year: more than GM, probably Nissan too (Tesla TBD)

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When the German automaker set out to eclipse last year's sales of plug-in cars by delivering 100,000 electrified vehicles globally this year, it was an ambitious goal. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV You have to hand it to BMW. But as of the end of November, the automaker has achieved its goal—and in so doing has sold nearly as many electrified vehicles this year as it did.

Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

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The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S., While the current model year is winding to a close, 2017 e-Golfs are just now reaching dealers in the handful of states where the compact electric car is offered for sale. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV got a large range boost for its third year on the market.

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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

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California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. sales California New car sales plug-in carsIt also led in national sales of hybrid cars for many years. In fact, for several years running, the Toyota Prius was the single most popular passenger car sold in the state—setting it well apart.

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BMW's plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

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Nissan, General Motors, and Tesla have all 100,000 to 300,000 plug-in vehicles globally, but this year, BMW and its Mini brand are on track to deliver its own 200,000th plug-in vehicle later this. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsTesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race.

Verizon replaces 234 vans in New York City with hybrid vans using XL Hybrids technology

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million from the Environmental Protection Fund in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric, (plug-in hybrid or battery) or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for municipal fleet use, and for installation of public charging or fuel cell refueling infrastructure.

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car

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It now appears that the 2017 Tesla Model 3 has entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The caption on the first of the two photos, this one black-and-white, says simply, "First production Model 3." The second photo, tweeted 40 minutes later, is in full color but bears no caption. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model.

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Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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Analyzing the data showed that plug-in hybrids with a real-world electrical range of about 60 kilometers drive the same number of kilometers electrically as battery electric vehicles—up to 15,000 kilometers (9,321 miles) each year.

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Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid: first drives, impressions

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Japan Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV In March, we spent most of a day with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, the first of three variants of the Clarity mid-size sedan to go on sale in the U.S. Leases of the hydrogen-powered Clarity will be limited for the foreseeable future to residents of those areas of California near to hydrogen fueling stations, but two more versions are on their way.

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

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Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Plug-In Hybrids S-Class plug-in cars Wireless youtube charging infrastructure Wireless charging Inductive Charging

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

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While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S. That's the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, a version of the CT6 large luxury sedan from GM's luxury brand. The plug-in CT6 is the sole. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Plug-in electric car sales to double in 2018: predictions

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Despite a slower-than-expected start, plug-in electric cars are gaining momentum on the North American market. Not only are sales rising, so is consumer interest: according to a survey by AAA, shoppers’ interest in electric and plug-in hybrid cars is now neck to neck with that of pickup trucks. sales New car sales plug-in cars AAA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesBut whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

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Jeep Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid to go into production in 2020

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Off-road Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars 4WD plug-in cars Four-wheel driveLooking back at last week's Los Angeles auto show media days, one new vehicle sucked up a disproportionate amount of attention and airtime. That would be the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, a once-in-a-decade redesign of the iconic off-roader that's the linchpin of the Jeep brand image worldwide. While the new Wrangler itself had long been.

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2017 Tesla Model 3 prices, features, details, specifications from Handover Party

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Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Tesla Model 3Thirty of the earliest Tesla Model 3 buyers took delivery of their electric cars last night in a gala event for owners, investors, and friends the company had dubbed the Handover Party. The highly anticipated Model 3, the vehicle Tesla hopes will boost its production to hundreds of thousands of electric cars a year, will initially come in two.

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California Air Resources Board approves $663M funding plan for clean cars, trucks, buses

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These investments support the emission reduction goals of the California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan ( earlier post ), State Implementation Plans and the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. 140 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, which offers up to $5,000 in vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

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Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid sales are sometimes limited to markets deemed suitably friendly to these types of vehicles by their makers. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

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Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. A startup company now called Workhorse (nee AMP) noticed that white space and made a bold play for the market with its W-15 plug-in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars fleet Workhorse TrucksGM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few years, and Ford plans an F-150 hybrid in 2020.

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