Lexus introduces its first PHEV with new 2nd-generation NX

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Under the “Lexus Electrified” initiative, the new NX accelerates the proliferation of electrified models by being Lexus’ first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV); the NX is also offered as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV. PHEV and HEV. PHEV system.

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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. 2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report. The fifth annual report on China’s auto industry—2012 Chinese Auto Industry Development Report—says that the next 20-30 years will be a “critical period” that will see the formation of a global new-energy vehicle industry.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO In its new Prime, Toyota offers a RAV4 green version that employs a hybrid drivetrain relying on a gas engine and electric motors that draw power from a plug and regenerative braking. will be making all the batteries powering those vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz showcases EQC, announces EQB electric SUVs at Shanghai show, new DENZA PHEV/EV

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At Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz is premiering the close-to-production show car Concept GLB and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 L 4MATIC developed exclusively for China. Alongside the Concept GLB are the battery-powered EQC (electricity consumption combined: 20.8 – 19.7 Troska said it will be a plug-in hybrid and a battery-electric vehicle. At the core of the EQC is a lithium-ion battery produced in-house and mounted into the floorpan.

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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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Volvo Cars will introduce the production version of the S60L T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid sedan at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show; the plug-in sedan first made its appearance as a concept car at the Beijing auto show in 2014. 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 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The car also has a fuel-powered heater.

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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As the industry moves into the next phase, from approximately 2020 to 2025, electrified vehicles—a mix of full hybrids (HEVs), mild hybrids or 48-volt hybrids (MHEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs)—will increase their share of market as OEMs are forced to meet tightening fleet-wide efficiency and emissions standards, principally by incentivizing sales of non-ICEs.

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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. By leveraging the instantaneous torque of the electric motor and the power of a turbocharged V6 gasoline engine, the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an especially broad power band that improves its acceleration capability.

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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 ). System power (hp). Battery pack (kWh). In 1999, Ford acquired Volvo as part of its Premier Auto Group.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The increase in the fleet average new car CO 2 figure follows 19 years of reductions resulting from investment in new, advanced engine, fuel and battery technology, as well as the use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and composites. The light commercial vehicle sector, 96% of which is powered by diesel, has also shown impressive progress—new vans last year reduced CO 2 by -4.8% million strong new car market still powered, wholly or in part, by gasoline or diesel.

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Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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Toyota’s current plug-ins are: being used for auto show displays, brief demonstrations and university studies. They are very early “converted” prototypes using double nickel-metal hydride batteries. Most importantly, these vehicles are not representative of the lithium-ion battery-powered next-generation Prius PHVs that will be delivered to lease-fleet customers later this year.

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Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

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Energy storage technologies represent an alternative to traditional grid management using generation assets such as natural gas peakers to balance the grid by adding power to it. For the long-duration segment of the energy storage market, pumped hydro storage and advanced flow batteries will represent the largest portions of the total revenue opportunity during the next decade. The value of the ESG market is now measured by using the value of energy ($/kWh), not power ($/kW).

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BYD to announce US launch plans for EVs and PHEVs at NAIAS

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Ltd (BYD) will reveal plans for the launch of US-ready electric drive vehicles and clean energy products at the upcoming 2011 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. BYD will present its “Three Green Dreams” strategy, which focuses on renewable energy generation (solar power); environmentally friendly energy storage (Li-ion iron phosphate batteries); and energy consumption (plug-in vehicles). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insBYD Co.,

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Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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But the battery-powered two-wheelers get separate showrooms, sales methodologies and marketing programs aimed at different target audience. This behemoth will be super powerful and long range–and will be expensive too. Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.

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Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers

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The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, the first PHEV police vehicle from Ford, is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle. kWh battery in 2.5 The lithium-ion battery can move the vehicle up to 21 miles on a single charge and up to 85 mph on battery power alone. Earlier this year, Ford revealed the world’s first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle. Earlier post.)

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J.D. Power survey finds China consumers increasingly enthusiastic about new-energy vehicles; ongoing importance of subsidies; battery worries

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Propelled by growing public concerns about the environment and thanks to incentive policies, the enthusiasm among consumers in China for new-energy vehicles (mainly electric cars) has been steadily increasing, with consumers also expecting breakthroughs in battery technology, according to a recent J.D. Power survey on Chinese consumers’ purchase intentions regarding new-energy vehicles. In China, battery-electric cars dominate the electric car market, with a 75% share in 2016.

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Mitsubishi to debut eight xEVs in next five years: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) plans to introduce eight hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery-powered (BEV) models by fiscal year 2015 in anticipation that demand for low-carbon, fuel-efficient automobiles will expand worldwide. The company displayed a plug-in hybrid crossover concept vehicle, called the PX-MiEV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2009. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-insby Jack Rosebro.

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Volkswagen Group acquires Ballard automotive fuel cell patent portfolio, extends engineering services contract in US$80+ million deal

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Ballard Power Systems has entered into a Technology Solutions transaction with Volkswagen Group for an aggregate amount of approximately US$80 million for the transfer of certain automotive-related fuel cell intellectual property (IP) and a two-year extension of an engineering services contract. Although the Volkswagen Group’s current production emphasis is on battery-powered electric drive (full BEV and PHEV, e.g., Volkswagen e-Golf, e-up!

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What Does GM’s “30 New EVs By 2025” Promise Mean for the US Market?

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On January 28 GM announced that it plans (aspires) to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035, ending production of its cars, trucks and SUVs with diesel- and gasoline-powered engines. Will GM’s Ultium Cells battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio be able to supply enough battery packs?

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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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The plug-in made its North American debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. To promote the soonest widespread use of PHEVs, TMC will analyze feedback regarding the initial release of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, with an aim to begin sales in the tens of thousands of units to the general public in two years. Battery charging power consumption. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the first vehicle produced by TMC to be propelled by a lithium-ion battery, a 345.6V, 5.2

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Mitsubishi Motors premiering new fuel-efficient Mirage and Concept PX-MiEV II plug-in hybrid; smart house

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3-cylinder MIVEC with Auto Stop & Go (AS&G), coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II is Mitsubishi Motors’ idea for a mid-size plug-in hybrid PHEV model that offers a long cruising range demanded by mid-size (and larger) vehicles. Depending on power consumption and remaining battery charge the system will start the engine automatically as a generator, and the engine can also be used to help drive the wheels as necessary.

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Perspective: Toyota Prius Recall Is Only a Bump in the Road in the Move Toward Electrification

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PRTM believes that the worldwide tipping point in HEV, PHEV and EV acceptance, whereby these vehicles become a major part of the automotive powertrain portfolio, will likely occur in the next few years. Just a few drivers for this shift include the following: There is an urgent need to increase fuel efficiency and reduce C0 2 —conventional ICE technology will not suffice, and all major OEMs have accepted the role that HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs need to play.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. Some of the most talked-about electric vehicles are slated to debut later this year and can travel at least 100 miles on a single charge (even if some of them run on an auxiliary gasoline engine when the battery runs low). Match the auto maker with its electric car: A. PHEV.

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. In February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo introduced the diesel-electric V60 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to go on sale in Europe later this year. The gasoline plug-in hybrid is ideal for the American motorist who wants an electric car while at the same time retaining all the power and capacity that comes in his or her.

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Ford unveils C-MAX Energi, its first production plug-in hybrid, and another hybrid variant

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On the heels officially introducing the Focus Electric last week ( earlier post ), Ford revealed two next-generation hybrids—including its first production plug-in hybrid (PHEV)—at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The plug-in hybrid and third-generation full hybrid leverage Ford’s global C-car platform, powersplit architecture, next-generation driver information features and advanced lithium-ion battery systems.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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During a presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car program entitled "Fleet Test: Electric Drive Vehicles," Winterkorn explained that TwinDrive can power a vehicle solely on electricity for up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and can be plugged into to existing power outlets for recharging. Much like GM's system in development for the Volt , the car's lithium ion battery power supply is supplemented by a traditional gasoline engine for long distance travel.

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Volt for Real?

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F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait. The Volt is the plug-in hybrid car GM showed at last January’s Detroit Auto Show. The Volt , provided GM can get the lithium battery right , will go about 40 miles on an electric charge. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery.

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Nissan’s Big Gamble

Revenge of the Electric Car

Those who make the decisions to forgo battery EVs in favor of plug- in hybrids only ignore a sizable market. Of course, we need millions of plug-in hybrids, too, so more power to everyone contributing to that market. It’s interesting to speculate regarding the relative market share of the EV in relation to the PHEV. Perhaps he knows how good it feels to drive a quiet, powerful car that doesn’t pollute. Batteries are expensive.

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Friday, 4 Dec 09. And the "Spirit" is on Target for Florence, Pinal Cty, , then on-ward to Parker, La Paz Cty and to Yuma, Yuma Cty Thereafter

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just pondering another Plug-in Hybrid EV EVdventure of sorts per the new 2010 Prius PHEV press release. The Prius PHEV has already made its European debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show debut, and Toyota is doing its American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. December 2, 2009 -- The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) will make it’s North American debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVthusiasts, One & All - Dang!

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Skip to Content Listen to the Joystiq Podcast (because your ears cant read) Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems? For now, the Circuit has all sorts of EV appeal, but itll be up to groups that Chrysler cant control - the Presidential auto task force, the higher-end customer market, etc. -

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Skip to Content Budget travel destinations for 2009 Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems? Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.