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. Also included are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other expensive PHEVs.

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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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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. Clean Fleet Report drove the Niro PHEV EX Premium, and came away with a good feeling about this compact crossover that can deliver a 560-mile driving range.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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Tucson gasoline and hybrid models will begin availability for the US market in spring 2021, with plug-in models available in summer 2021. The Hybrid powertrain 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine produces an estimated 177 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft.

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric drive specially developed for this model. The gasoline engine delivers a peak output of 92 kW/125 hp and a maximum torque of 220 N·m. In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, the intelligent drive system ensures optimum interaction between the two power units in all driving situations.

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Audi of America introduces 2015 A3 Sedan with gasoline engines; diesel and PHEV coming

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TFSI gasoline-fueled powertrains. The A3 Sedan will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 Sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV). Similar to other Audi models, Audi drive select has four settings that include Auto, Dynamic, Comfort and Individual. Audi of America introduced the all-new 2015 A3 Sedan with both the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show. Gasoline engine-powered models as well as the standard hybrid are available with all-wheel drive. This means: In Auto EV mode, the vehicle decides whether to run on gas or electric power. Available SYNC 3 is compatible with available features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Ford+Alexa and Waze navigation.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan makes N. American debut at LA Auto Show; available in California late 2016; PHEV in 2018

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan ( earlier post ) made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show as Honda announced additional details for the vehicle’s entry into the US market. Additional features include the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED exterior lighting and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

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Efficient Drivetrains develops PHEV SUV for Asian market

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EDI), a developer of plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) technologies spanning light- to heavy-duty classes ( earlier post ), has developed a new energy plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace. Based on EDI’s proprietary drivetrain technology, the SUV offers the highest performance for a PHEV in its class, the company said. EDI’s New Energy PHEV SUV. EDI’s PHEV SUV can be charged with a level 1 or 2 standard electric plug.

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Updated Gen7 BMW 5 Series sedan introduces new 48V MHEV system, more powerful PHEV

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288 hp 530e and 530e xDrive PHEV Sedans. The result is improved comfort when the Auto Start Stop and coasting functions are in use. A 181 hp 2.0-liter gasoline engine is complemented by a 107 hp electric drive unit, integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. The Transit Custom PHEV targets an all-electric driving range of 50 kilometers (31 miles), and uses the multi-award-winning Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine as a range extender for total range exceeding 500 kilometers (310 miles). The PHEV model will enter volume production in the second half of 2019.

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Jeep Renegade 4xe, Compass 4xe PHEV order books open in Europe

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kWh, 400V, NMC Li-ion battery pack, with a fuel-efficient 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Jeep is taking orders in Europe for the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids ( earlier post )—the first electrified Jeep models in the EMEA Region.

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ŠKODA introduces PHEV version of flagship along with first battery-electric production model

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As part of the company’s 2025 Strategy, ŠKODA AUTO will be investing a total of €2 billion in the development of electric vehicles and new mobility services over the next five years. ŠKODA SUPERB iV PHEV. TSI gasoline engine delivering 115 kW (156 PS) and an 85 kW electric motor. When used in combination with the gasoline engine, the range is 850 km (528 miles).

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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. These trials have helped Ford and its customers to investigate the extent to which PHEVs can help to achieve urban air quality goals, whilst not compromising on productivity.

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New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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At Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, BMW Brilliance Automotive will present the new edition of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. The plug-in hybrid system of the new BMW X1 xDrive25Le comprises a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology driving the front wheels, with an electric motor that delivers its power to the rear wheels.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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The SUV, the plug-in hybrid drive of which combines a three-liter V6 gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor, is available in two power levels. It is certified according to the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard and is fitted with a gasoline particulate filter as standard.

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BMW Concept Active Tourer PHEV and diesel 328d to make US debut at New York International Auto Show

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BMW will introduce the Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on 27 March. The Concept Active Tourer features a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor which allows for nearly 95 mpg (2.48 In addition to other introductions, the automaker will also showcase the diesel-powered BMW 328d.

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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. Auto Hi-beam Headlights. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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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. Pedestrian Collision Mitigating Auto-braking.

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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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. These include high-pressure common-rail diesel engines; gasoline direct injection; homogeneous combustion; turbo technology; and advanced electronic control technology research and development.

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

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Its 42-mile EV range, its 600-mile total range and relatively low price tag have made the PHEV an instant smash hit. The obvious next step after creating a popular RAV4 PHEV would be stepping up to an all-electric version. Toyota has designed the PHEV to be VERY inexpensive to maintain.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine, MMC will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV. As part of its policy to reduce CO 2 and greenhouse gas emissions using the Green Investment Scheme under the Kyoto Protocol, the Ukrainian government will use the Outlander PHEVs as police vehicles. Mitsubishi has extensively revised the Outlander PHEV for 2017.

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. The Niro PHEV employs the same six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) as the Niro.

New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology generating an output of 135 kW/184 hp as well as an 83 kW/113 hp electric motor, which is integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission. In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, purely electric driving is possible up to a speed of 110 km/h. BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment.

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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. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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More details on Mitsubishi’s three hybrid concepts: two PHEVs and one 48V mild hybrid

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Concept GC-PHEV. Concept GC-PHEV (for “Grand Cruiser”) is a next-generation full-time 4WD full-size SUV, fitted with an advanced plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) powertrain. Applying Outlander PHEV’s engineering fundamentals to a much bigger, more powerful, all-terrain (where legal) high-end full-size SUV, Concept GC-PHEV develops plug-in hybrid electric powertrain technology further. Concept GC-PHEV. PHEV system elements. Concept XR-PHEV.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Mercedes-Benz introduced the 10th generation of its E-Class. The new E-Class will come with a choice of two engines at market launch: the E 200 with a four-cylinder gasoline engine and the E 220 d with an all-new four-cylinder diesel engine. Its four-cylinder gasoline engine, in conjunction with an electric motor, gives it a total system output of 210 kW (286 hp) with a system torque of 550 N·m.

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Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan; first Volvo car made in US; two PHEV models coming

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Two turbo-charged and super-charged plug-in hybrid gasoline engines will be available in the new S60: Volvo’s T6 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp, and the award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that delivers 400hp. Volvo’s proven T5 and T6 gasoline engines will be available at launch. In a world first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. Volvo S60 Polestar PHEV.

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

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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. Following its world premiere in Korea in January, the IONIQ is due to be shown at the Geneva International Motor Show, followed by the New York Auto Show, both in March 2016.

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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 When the vehicle is first started, the default AUTO eDrive setting is activated, with both engine and electric motor working in tandem. The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle: the BMW X5 xDrive40e.

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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. 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. In Hybrid mode, the Prius Prime can run on the gasoline engine or electric motor alone or a combination of both.

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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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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March ( earlier post ), features a larger 8.8 1, yet runs on regular-grade gasoline. kWh battery pack for twice the electric range of its predecessor, as well as some enhancements to its powertrain, including a Toyota-first dual motor generator drive system. This uses both the electric motor and the generator for drive force, helping to boost acceleration performance.

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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 The S60L T6 Twin Engine is Volvo’s third production PHEV after the V60 diesel a and the XC90 T8.

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

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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. These include the familiar “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes from the other Cayenne models equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, while the Cayenne E-Hybrid also adds four hybrid-specific modes: “E-Power”, “Hybrid Auto”, “E-Hold” and “E-Charge”.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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The Q7 PHEV will arrive in dealerships in Germany in 2016, and will likely come to the US, although perhaps with a gasoline-engine variant. Whether for a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV, plug-in-electric vehicle) or a purely electric car, the battery structure follows a uniform modular concept. Introduced last year at the LA Auto Show, the technology study Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 US gal) of gasoline.

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Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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The two launch engines are the D5 twin turbo diesel and the T6 supercharged and turbocharged gasoline unit. Power and torque charts for the T6 gasoline unit (left) and the D5 diesel (right). The gasoline supercharged and turbocharged T6 delivers an output of 316 hp (236 kW) and a maximum torque of 400 N·m (295 lb-ft) of torque. Powertrain of the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine PHEV. The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights. Click to enlarge.

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

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That’s not surprising—the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the company’s only previous plug-in hybrid, is a well-executed PHEV with an EPA-rated 32 miles of usable electric range that retains all the virtues of the Pacifica minivan. That likely translates to about 12,000 PHEVs sold in three months.

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. Although Honda’s presence at the Los Angeles Auto Show was dominated by the debut of the 2013 Civic, the company also announced that the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid, featuring Honda’s new two-motor system ( earlier post ) earned an EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating and will go on sale in New York and California on 15 January with an MSRP of $39,780. The revised 2013 Honda Crosstour and 2013 Honda CR-Z also made their auto-show debuts. Click to enlarge.

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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. The low cost of gasoline in the US will yield similar results.

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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 ). Gasoline. Gasoline. Gasoline. In 1999, Ford acquired Volvo as part of its Premier Auto Group.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US.

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BMW unveils Gen7 5 Series; more efficient gasoline and diesel units; plug-in hybrid 530e in 2017

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The new 5 Series features TwinPower Turbo gasoline and diesel engines from the modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. Two diesel engines and two gasoline variants will be available from launch, working in tandem with either rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The BMW 530e PHEV will arrive in March 2017. The PHEV will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 BMW 530i and BMW 540i: the new gasoline engines.

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