UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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The performance tipped the overall alternatively fueled vehicle (AFV) sector into negative growth for the first time since April 2017, undermining efforts to reduce emissions through fleet renewal of the latest ultra low emission vehicles. AFV registrations (BEV, PHEV, HEV) declined 11.8% Another option increasingly available is mild-hybrid technology, which provides an energy boost to traditional internal combustion engines, helping to improve fuel efficiency and lower CO 2.

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DOE awarding $6M to 11 projects to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle market growth

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $6 million to 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. Five projects will enable consumers and fleets to drive alternative fuel vehicles for extended periods of time to help them better understand how these vehicles can meet their everyday needs.

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Total alternative fuel vehicle reg in Europe up 17.4% in Q2 2015, EVs up 53%; EVs up 78.4% for H1

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In the second quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle registrations in the EU increased (+17.4%), totalling 143,595, according to figures from the ACEA. Of these, electric vehicle (EV) registrations—Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) + Plug‐in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) + Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)—significantly grew (+53.0%), rising from 18,024 units in Q2 2014 to 27,575 units in Q2 2015.

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Road Test: 2022 Ford Escape PHEV Titanium FWD

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Escaping High Fuel Prices; a Natural Bridge to an EV. The 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is powered by a 2.5-liter non-turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower by itself, but when adding-in the motor generator that number increases to 200 hp.

Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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Toyota currently has more than 40% share of the total alternative fuel vehicle market, which includes a 75% share of the fuel cell market and a 64% share of hybrids and plug-ins. Toyota shared highlights of new internal research evaluating the environmental impact and cost of ownership between a PHEV and a BEV. The PHEV is much less expensive to buy and own, compared to the BEV.

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Swiss WTW study finds important role for alternative fuels as well as alt drivetrains in move to low-emissions vehicles

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WTW energy demand and GHG emissions for EV and PHEV drivetrains for various electricity sources; gasoline ICE vehicle is solid square, hybrid the hollow square. First, it considers the performance of both mature and novel hydrogen production processes, multiple electricity generation pathways and several alternative drivetrains. Battery-electric range for plug-in hybrids is 60 km, while electric range for full battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles is 180 km.

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Final Drive: 2021 Polestar 1 PHEV

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 2021 Polestar 1 is powered by a 2.0-liter, supercharged and turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine producing 326 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Other expensive PHEVs. News: 2023 BMW XM PHEV Revealed. Road Test: 2021 BMW 330e PHEV.

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Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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The engine shuts off when you’re at a traffic light to save fuel. Fuel economy for the Recharge is 55 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) when you use electricity and gasoline and drops to 27 mpg when you don’t charge up the battery. Road Testing: Comparing EVs, PHEVs and HEVs.

Efficient Drivetrains introduces CNG PHEV for agriculture work truck applications

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The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. The CARB certified A-1 Alternative Fuel System includes a 24 GGE frame-mounted CNG system located on the driver’s side with integrated fuel management panel and is available in a wide array of options.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends” ( earlier post ) has, in its past editions since its inception in 1975, treated alternative fuel vehicles—electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles—separately from gasoline and diesel vehicles, with the vast majority of its analysis limited to gasoline and diesel vehicles only.

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Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. As Kia’s third plug-in model after the Soul EV and the Optima PHEV, and anticipated in retailer showrooms by the end of this year, the Niro PHEV offers an estimated 26 miles (42 km) of all-electric range, 105 MPGe, 46 mpg combined, and Super Ultra-Low Emissions. kW electric motor, a set-up for optimum fuel efficiency and electrically driven range.

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 alternative-fuel car evolved to reduce exhaust emissions and other problems derived from burning fossil fuels. 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.) Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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Indianapolis plans to add 425 PHEVs and BEVs to municipal fleet by 2016

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This is a landmark step in revitalizing our aging fleet and replacing expensive internal combustion engine vehicles with cutting-edge EV technology, all while reducing our dependence on oil and saving Indianapolis taxpayers thousands in fuel costs each year. Diversifying the types of vehicles and fuels available to our drivers offers our city protection from often-volatile oil prices and better prepares us for the future.

Obama orders GHG cuts for Federal Agencies; 50% of all new agency vehicles to be ZEV or PHEV by 2025

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Planning for agency fleet composition such that by 31 December 2020, zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) or plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) account for 20% of all new agency passenger vehicle acquisitions. By 31 December 2025, ZEVs and PHEVs should account for 50% of all new agency passenger vehicles. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-ins Policy

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2011 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Adds PHEVs

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The 2011 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas—a challenge for high school, university, and college students from across North and South America to design vehicles to go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy—has expanded its categories to include plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). The “Urban Concept” category, introduced at the 2009 event, focuses on more “roadworthy” fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Hyundai introduces IONIQ: compact car with BEV, PHEV or HEV powertrains

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Hyundai Motor announced the name of its advanced, alternative-fuel compact vehicle due for launch in 2016: the Hyundai IONIQ. The car will be available with battery-electric electric (BEV), plug-in gasoline/electric hybrid (PHEV), or gasoline/electric hybrid (HEV) powertrains—the first car from any manufacturer to offer customers these three powertrain options in a single body type.

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PECO Expanding Fleet with NGVs & PHEVs

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The utility is participating in a national consortium that recently was awarded a federal stimulus grant to purchase plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and the company is buying more trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as well. PECO also is participating in a utility group organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to demonstrate PHEV performance.

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Zipcar Launches Pilot PHEV Program in San Francisco

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In a member survey last month, more than 80% of the respondents voiced support for the addition of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet. The pilot program and partnership with the city will provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive PHEVs, helping the City and Zipcar both gauge interest and use of EVs and PHEVs.

DOE Funds PHEVs

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T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s. Department of Energy ( DOE ) today announced that it will provide up to $14 million in funding for a $28 million cost-shared solicitation by the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery development. The development of a lower cost, high-energy battery has been identified as a critical pathway toward commercialization of PHEVs.

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South Australia Gets Its First PHEV Prius Conversion

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It is a very exciting project and one which reinforces the Federal Government’s push to look at alternative fuels to protect the environment ,” Butler said. The Motor Trade Association of South Australia has procured a Toyota Prius which has been upfitted with an aftermarket plug-in conversion, as part of its plans to develop hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle training resources for automotive repair technicians throughout the state of South Australia.

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Flash Drive: 2023 Kia Sportage

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Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city/32 highway/28 combined. EPA Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city/28 highway/25 combined. EPA Fuel Economy: Up to 42 mpg city/44 hwy/43 combined (FWD). EPA Fuel Economy: TBD, should be similar to hybrid; 32-mile all-electric range. Something for Everyone.

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly established increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act for 2012 through 2016 model-year vehicles and fuel economy standards under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, respectively. mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 L/100km) fuel economy level, respectively.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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Quantum works with a number of companies and government agencies on alternative fuel vehicles. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. One is from the new auto start up Fisker. Fisker's high end-plug in CNET News Blog Posted by Michael Kanellos Fisker Automotive. Think of it as a marriage between the Chevy Volt and the Tesla Roadster.

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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. The Most Plausible Early Market consumers value fuel economy. Our history with alternative fuels has been truly awful.”

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ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). PHEVs can be perceived as having functional, symbolic, private and. The context was a PHEV demonstration project where 275 interpersonal.

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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. China is targeting the cumulative production and sales of more than 5 million new energy vehicles, including fuel cell vehicles, by that time as well. Under the plan, by 2015 average passenger car fuel consumption is targeted to drop to 6.9 Fuel cell stack research.

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Road Test: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

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Jeep global CEO Christian Meunier closed out 2021 by announcing his brand’s goal of becoming the “zero emission freedom brand,” with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) as its first example. With no battery charge the gasoline engine kicks-in resulting in the lower fuel economy number.

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Obama embraces PHEVs

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The Defense Department will also hold a competition where private corporations get funding to see who can build the best new alternative-fuel plant. Once we take the risk out of investing, the second thing the government can do is to let the private sector know that there will always be a market for renewable fuels. Third, I'm supporting legislation that would make sure every single new car in America is a flexible-fuel vehicle within a decade. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)

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Argonne Lifecycle Analysis Calculates WTW Petroleum Energy Use and GHG Emissions for PHEVs Fueled With Petroleum, E85 and Hydrogen

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have published results of a well-to-wheels (WTW) lifecycle analysis of petroleum energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles employing gasoline, diesel, E85 and hydrogen (fuel cell) fuels, with an all-electric range between 10 to 40 miles. PHEVs fueled by E85 offered a 70-90% reduction in petroleum energy use and a 40-80% reduction in GHG emissions.

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Congressional Letter for Plug-ins

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Felix Kramer of CalCars reports that this week, in the first letter of its kind, 17 Senators and 21 Representatives from both sides of the aisle wrote to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman and Office of Management and Budget Director Robert Portman, urging that the Fiscal Year 2008 budget request include at least $90M in funding for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs). Tags: fuel choice plug-in hybrid alternative fuels

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Using 87 octane fuel, there is a total system of 260 horsepower combined. The Environmental Protection Agency rates fuel economy at 30 mpg highway and combined in hybrid mode, with an impressive 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) that measures the pure electric mode.

More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% Europe’s plug-in vehicle sales have been nearly equally split between EV and PHEV since 2015, while more EV than PHEV have been sold in China and the United States. Europe - European Alternative Fuels Observatory.

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EIA Energy Outlook 2013 reference case sees drop in fossil fuel consumption as use of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls; projects 20% higher sales of hybrids and PHEVs than AEO2012

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Further, the fossil fuel share of primary energy consumption falls from 82% in 2011 to 78% in 2040 as consumption of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls, largely because of the incorporation of new fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles. Increased sales for hybrids and PHEVs. quadrillion Btu in 2035, as a result of fuel economy improvements achieved through stock turnover as older, less efficient vehicles are replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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Previous analyses of TCO, particularly those dealing with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), have often focused on the purchase cost and the fuel cost. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Market Background Plug-ins

Pennsylvania Awards Axion Power $800,000 to Demonstrate PbC Batteries in Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs

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The Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program has awarded Axion Power International, Inc. an $800,000 grant to demonstrate Axion’s proprietary PbC battery technology ( earlier post ) in a variety of electric vehicle types including: hybrids (HEVs); plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs) used in commuter, delivery and other vehicles; and EVs , including converted (from combustion engine operation) EVs.

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Company executives also laid out broad as well as brand-specific electrification plans—running the gamut from 48V mild-hybrids (mHEVs) and high voltage hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric vehicles—as well as alternative fuels. The PHEV platform will be next-generation technology, with an all-electric range of more than 50 km (31 miles), and the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in the mid 4-seconds range. China will have 4 PHEVs and 4 BEVs.

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Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) dropped from 21,193 in H1 2019 to 15,724 in H1 2020, but maintained a 2.0% Combined (BEV + PHEV = PEV), plug-in vehicle sales dropped from from 74,000 units in H1 2019 to 61,325 units in H1 2020, with market share rising from 6.9%

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) provided a strong boost to this growth (+133.9%) with 66,128 new cars. With 34,656 units sold over the period, alternative fuels held a market share of 1.9% All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined represented 18.7%

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$26.4B DOE FY 2010 Budget Request Cuts Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles; With Recovery Act Funding Boosts Support for PHEVs, Biomass and Biorefineries

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It also scales back in areas such as oil and gas company research and moves away from funding vehicular hydrogen fuel cells to technologies “ with more immediate promise, ” according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. This reflects increases in VT’s core R&D activities that support accelerated development of PHEVs, as well as lighter vehicles and more efficient combustion engines. Fuel Cell Technologies (FY 2009 $169.0M; FY 2010 $68.2M; -$100.8M, -59.6%).

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Data show California BEVs at 6.7% new vehicle marketshare in Q3

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market share in Q3 as registrations of traditional fuel vehicles were down more sharply. Reflecting their now consistent trend of recovery following a drop at the beginning of the year, HEVs comprised 49% of the alternative fuel registrations, up from 42% in the same period in 2019.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us CalCars Frequently Asked Questions Jump to: Environmental Effects and Benefits Alternative Fuels Batteries PHEV Conversions Other Questions Note: This page is overdue for a major overhaul. What Are Plug-In Hybrids (PHEVs)? What do car companies say about PHEVs?

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

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Depending upon the carbon intensity of the electricity used to charge the battery, the PHEV model can also have well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions relatively close to that of its electric sibling. 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. The Honda Clarity line includes fuel cell, battery-electric and plug-in hybrid versions.)

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Jeep Yuntu Concept for Shanghai may have plug-in hybrid powertrain

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The automaker has been tight-lipped about the concept's drivetrain, but the vehicle on display in China clearly shows "PHEV" badges on the front doors. No surprise there, as the Chinese government is currently pushing alternative fuel. The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid.

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