Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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Local Electric Driving, No Range Anxiety. Volvo has been talking about going electric a lot lately. The company plans to do it with a mixture of all-electric vehicles, like the new XC40 Recharge, and plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs and sedans.

Volvo Cars opens order books for new electric C40 Recharge

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The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge is available online via volvocars.com in select markets across Europe as of this week. The propulsion system consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78 kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80% in about 40 minutes. Like the XC40 Recharge electric compact SUV, the C40 Recharge comes with an infotainment systems jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).

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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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The Tiguan eHybrid has an all-electric range (WLTP) of up to 50 km (31 miles). In Hybrid mode, the electric motor supports the 1.4-liter TSI engine and acts like an additional booster. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Road Test: 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

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The 2021 Kia Niro PHEV is one of three electrified Niro models to choose from, alongside a hybrid and a pure battery electric version. The Niro PHEV offers the best of both worlds–EV & gas. kW electric motor. Charge up for electric-only local driving.

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km. Range Rover Evoque PHEV.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Previous Prius PHEV conversion kits—including PICC’s earlier generations ( earlier post )—have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34 mph in all-electric mode. What we’re essentially offering is all-electric performance for about 25 miles at highway speeds.

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO To attract new customers, BMW has been offering plug-in hybrid versions of all of its models. They added an integrated electric motor to the 745’s 6-cylinder combustion engine a year ago, creating the 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid.

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An iconic sedan gets electrified: the BMW 330e PHEV offers 22 e-miles

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As of 2021, BMW has all its segments covered with more than 10 plug-in hybrid models to choose from. If you’re searching for a BMW PHEV, chances are you’ll find a vehicle to fit your needs. Maximize efficiency with the all-electric range, perfect for short commutes and local trips.”

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6 km) of all electric range and a 9.8 kWh Li-ion polymer that can recharge in less than three hours with a Level-Two charger. Sonata PHEV. The 2016 Sonata PHEV features a 9.8

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. The vans are driven exclusively by the electric traction motor; a combustion engine serves as a range extender. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range. For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) fueleconomy.gov site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. Ioniq Electric.

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Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Concept GC-PHEV. Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive. Super All-Wheel Control.

Mitsubishi shows XR-PHEV concept at LA Show

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Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV on stage in LA. MMNA) gave the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV ( earlier post ) plug-in hybrid its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mitsubishi said that the Concept XR-PHEV crossover hints at its future design direction for production vehicles in North America and further reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to the US market. l/100 km), and the all-electric range is more than 53 miles (85 km).

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Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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lb-ft) of torque, and an electric motor (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 Its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 Top speed in electric mode is 135 km/h (83.9 For optimal temperature control, its cooling loop is connected to both the coolant loop for the climate control system and the low-temperature cooling loop into which the electric motor and power electronics are also integrated.

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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.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance.

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) based on an evolutionary algorithm for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%. However, improving the efficiency of current PHEVs is limited by shortfalls in their energy management systems (EMS), which control the power split between engine and battery when they switch from all-electric mode to hybrid mode.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers Class-6 PHEV with CNG range-extender armored truck

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Efficient Drivetrains has delivered the first of six plug-in-hybrid electric armored vehicles to Sectran Security. The industry-first Class-6 International brand armored truck was the first delivery from the company’s newly expanded Dixon, California hybrid and electric vehicle center of excellence. The result is a full OEM-performance electric vehicle that utilizes RNG for range extension and reduces emissions by up to 99% in certain duty cycles.

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Updated Volkswagen Passat to offer upgraded PHEV version; partially automated driving at cruising speed

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Among the technical updates are an upgrade to the plug-in hybrid system in the Passat GTE that extends the all-electric range to to up to around 55 km (34 miles) in the WLTP cycle (approximately 70 km (43.5 The GTE models with their combination of electric drive motor and efficient turbocharged gasoline engine (160 kW / 218 PS system power) provide the benefits of a long-distance vehicle. The pure electric range was thus extended correspondingly.

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MINI Cooper SE EV making show debut at IAA; MINI boosts electric range of Countryman PHEV up to 35 miles

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The new MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 16.8 – 14.8 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 13.9 – 13.5 The latest version of the plug-in hybrid model, also making its debut appearance in Frankfurt, employs the latest battery cell technology, enabling it to achieve an electric range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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BMW brand’s first production PHEV: the BMW X5 xDrive40e

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With a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, a synchronous electric motor integrated in the 8-speed Steptronic transmission, and a 9.0 liters per 100 kilometers (69 - 71 mpg US mpg imp) and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 The electric motor puts an output of 83 kW/113 hp on tap, with maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb-ft). Right: electric motor.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid

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The plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler offers useful all-electric range and great electric torque—if drivers plug it in. The other is the SUV that started it all, an iconic vehicle known the world over for ruggedness and go-anywhere capability.

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Volvo Cars introducing production S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV at the Shanghai Motor Show; on sale next week

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The car is powered by a Drive-E four-cylinder 2–liter gasoline engine, linked to rear-axle drive 50 kW electric motor, powered by an energy-optimized 11.2 The S60L T6 Twin Engine also delivers a full 53 km (33 km) of all-electric range. The S60L T6 Twin Engine is Volvo’s third production PHEV after the V60 diesel a and the XC90 T8. All-Wheel Drive is also available on demand, thanks to the innovative electric rear axle drive.

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Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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There will be electric alternatives in every segment from smart to SUV, with well in excess of 130 variants in total, ranging from 48-volt on-board electrical system with EQ Boost to plug-in-hybrids to all-electric vehicles with batteries or fuel cells. kg/100 km, combined CO 2 emissions 0 g/km, combined electrical consumption 13.7 BATTERY: the GLC F-CELL runs all-electrically and is powered by the high-voltage battery.

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Toyota doubles the electric range in the new version of Prius PHEV with 8.8 kWh pack

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Toyota unveiled the new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. km) of all-electric range—twice the electric range of the previous model with its 4.4 Both the standard Prius hybrid and the Prius Prime are powered by Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, which combines the output of the gasoline engine and electric motor through a planetary-type continuously variable transmission.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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The newly introduced 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid makes significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) it replaces, including more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range. The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid uses the same three-liter mono-turbo V6 as the Cayenne, but significantly increases total horsepower and torque by integrating an electric motor.

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PSA Group outlines electrification solutions for future hybrid and electric vehicles; 4 EVs, 7 PHEVs by 2021

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PSA Group is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms—CMP and EMP2—allowing it to offer a wide range of internal combustion, electric and plug-in hybrid gasoline models from 2019. Four electric models will be introduced by 2021, the first of which will reach the market in 2019. PSA Group will offer two charging solutions for its new EVs: ultra-fast charging: recharges 80% of the battery in 30 minutes.

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BMW unveils i3 BEV and i8 PHEV Concepts

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BMW unveiled the i3 and i8 Concepts in Frankfurt, providing a look at first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the i8 in 2014. The rear-wheel drive battery-electric (BEV) i3 Concept has been specifically developed for use in an urban environment and features a 125 kW electric motor with torque of 250 N·m (184 lb-ft) and a range of approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles). (An

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Volvo Cars unveils new V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition diesel PHEV in Geneva

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This translates to a maximum driveline power output of approximately 230 hp when the electric motor and diesel engine are working simultaneously. The V60 D5 Twin Engine offers 50 km of all-electric range, and fuel consumption of 1.8 Thomas Müller, Vice President Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Volvo Car Group. In Pure mode, the car is powered solely by its electric motor as much as possible. Recharging time varies with amperage.

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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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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). All electric (mi). This version of the Q7 PHEV will also use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the 2.0

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Survey of power management control technologies for HEVs and PHEVs suggests future need to consider vehicle as part of larger system

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A comprehensive survey of major power management control algorithms for hybrid-electric (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) proposes that future work will need to consider the vehicle as part of a larger system which can be optimized at an even larger scale. The research reported in the literature to date has aimed at enhancing our understanding of power management control optimization in HEVs and PHEVs.

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BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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This application of BMW eDrive technologies features the first PHEV system with a front/transverse-mounted. combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. In the prototype of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with plug-in hybrid system, the front wheels are driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine and the rear wheels by an electric motor.

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Oh, and could you get used to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 30+ mph when in hybrid mode? The plug means the 2021 Pacifica has a 32-mile all-electric driving range, which for most people is far more than they will drive in their daily routine. Yep, all on one tank.

Here Come the PHEVs

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With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market. The new electric cars go only about 225 miles on a single charge at best. Granted, Fisker's car uses a little gas--something electric cars don't--but it won't burn much. A nd thanks to EV World , here is a new small sports car from Audi The Tokyo Show isn't all about Japanese cars.

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BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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All-electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 75 mph (121 km/h) and with a range (AER) of around 14 miles (22.5 The electric motor, developing 87 hp (65 kW) with maximum peak torque of 184 lb-ft (249 N·m), and the power electronics are derived directly from the BMW eDrive technology featured as standard in the BMW i3 and BMW i8 models. The electric boost function is permanently enabled. BMW 360° ELECTRIC solutions and home charging.

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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Bubble chart of plausible mainstream PHEV buyers’ battery requirements (light and dark gray circles) and experts’s requirements overlaid on a Ragone plot of NiMH and Li-ion batteries. not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. How to provide households with an opportunity to create value for electric driving?

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. The central government’s plan, posted on its website, is targeting the production of 500,000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2015, with output to grow to 2 million units of those types by 2020. Electric drive system power density of 2.5

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Argonne Study Examines Impact of Real World Drive Cycles on Efficiency and Cost of Different PHEV Configurations

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Results from a study by Argonne National Laboratory on the impact of real world drive cycles on the fuel efficiency and cost of different plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) configurations suggest that while different PHEV configurations all demonstrate great potential for displacing petroleum use (with fuel displacement increasing linearly with available electrical energy), the relative benefits of adding more battery capacity seem to decrease with increasing pack size.

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Due to its modular design, the platform was used to create the Lynk & Co 01, 02, 03 and 05, as well as the pure electric 2020 Polestar 2 and Volvo’s first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge. Deliveries of the XC40 Recharge will start this fall.

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Zipcar Launches Car Sharing Club with Hybrids, PHEV and EV in London

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Car-sharing operator Zipcar and the Westminster City Council in London have launched a new car sharing club fleet that will initially include 20 hybrid vehicles and will offer members access to the country’s first all-electric car club vehicle, a Citroen c1. These vehicles all will be located within easy walking distance of homes, offices and work places.

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Plug-in Hybrids Accounts for 25% of Volvo’s Sale in 2021

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Volvo has set a rather ambitious goal which is to have an all- electric car share of 50% of their total sales volume and make it 100% by 2030. . In terms of plug-in electric vehicle sales, the Recharge subbrand accounts for 24.6 %t Recharge: Volvos Subbrand for EVs.

Third Phase of SDGE In-Use Study Shows PHEVs Excel on Fuel Economy and GHG Emissions Reductions Compared to Gasoline ICE and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

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One of SDG&E’s converted PHEVs. The third phase of a SDG&E multi-year in-use study on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles showed that plug-in hybrids offer significant improvements in gas mileage and reductions in emissions when compared with standard hybrid-electric and gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. California’s electricity capacity could recharge as many as 4 million plug-in hybrids when charged during off-peak hours when electricity use is low.

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Study Finds UK Power Infrastructure Has Capacity for Significant Rise in Use of EVs and PHEVs

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and Amberjac Projects, a substantial medium-term rise in the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would have a much lower impact on the UK national power grid than has previously been estimated. The research study has been carried out by the consortium as part of the Range Extended Hybrid Electric Vehicle (REHEV) project, which is led by Jaguar-Land Rover and part-funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board.

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