Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020. Hybrid. The latter is a 17% improvement over the previous-generation Highlander Hybrid’s 28 combined MPG. Special, easy-to-use hybrid tech adds an element of control and fun.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 That makes the 2020 Corolla Hybrid the most fuel-efficient model to ever wear the model name that debuted more than a half-century ago. The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner. Driving the Corolla Hybrid.

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ŠKODA AUTO resumes production of high-voltage traction batteries

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At ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, assembly of high-voltage traction batteries for Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid models has recommenced as planned. ŠKODA AUTO has resumed production at its Czech plants. —Christian Bleiel, Head of Component Production at ŠKODA AUTO.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid buyers are currently eligible for a $4,919 federal tax credit. Hybrid Powertrain. Sonata Hybrid offers 13.3

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California auto sales: EVs and hybrids surged in 2020 as PHEVs plunged

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It’s also far and wide the nation’s largest market for electric vehicles—and for plug-in hybrids. California is the trend-setter for green vehicles in the U.S. in many respects.

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company.

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VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

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At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced four Beetle Special Edition concepts as a way to rekindle interest in the rounded retro hatchback. An orange prototype of a VW Beetle Hybrid was parked at the curb, unannounced in any of the media. Green Auto Show Jetta Hybrid Prototype Just outside the show on the streets of Manhattan, however, it quietly showed off something else.

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BorgWarner providing BYD Auto with turbo technology for hybrids

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BorgWarner is supplying its advanced wastegate turbocharging technology for numerous hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) from BYD Auto Industry Company Limited. The turbochargers boost BYD Auto’s 1.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Qin, Song and Yuan HEVs as well as the 2.0-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Tang and Song HEVs. In addition, BorgWarner also delivers its technology for numerous gasoline powered vehicles of BYD Auto.

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Chevrolet introduces 2016 Malibu; full hybrid option; 8-speed auto

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The completely restyled midsize sedan is engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features, and features the option of a new full-hybrid powertrain, which leverages technology from the Chevrolet Volt. The Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 Malibu Hybrid. four-cylinder engine mated to a two-motor drive unit, slightly modified from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drive unit, powers the Malibu Hybrid.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Launch At New York Auto Show

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It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week''s New York Auto Show. The company sent out a teaser photo this morning, showing the rear of a RAV4 with badges saying "Hybrid" and "Limited" on the tailgate. Auto Show Green RAV4 Hybrid Sport-Utility Sport-Utility Vehicles

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Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

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At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid released at Chicago auto show

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What the auto industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh" can range from indistinguishable to very evident. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid falls into the latter category, with new front and rear styling, changes to the interior and dashboard, and numerous added safety and connectivity features. The hybrid Sonata follows the updated conventional gasoline. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

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

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. While dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been designed as crossover utility. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

China's GAC shows electric car, plug-in hybrid concept, crossover at Detroit Auto Show

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GAC appeared this week at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with three vehicles, including an electric car and a concept plug-in hybrid. China Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GACChina is now the world's largest new-car market, but no native Chinese manufacturers sell passenger cars in the U.S. At least one of those manufacturers is at least considering having a go at the U.S. market.

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

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030. ICEs will continue to play a major but changing role in the industry, as most electrified vehicles over time will be hybrids, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend. 2021 Camry XSE Hybrid. Four hybrid grades – LE, XLE, SE, XSE (new).

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compact Crossover Revealed At Frankfurt Auto Show

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The Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is about to be renewed, with a completely redesigned model debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. And right alongside the production versions of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Frankfurt Motor ShowThe second-generation Tiguan adopts the MQB platform used by numerous other VW Group.

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. The new RAV4 offers two powertrains: the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with VVT-iE mated to an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission, which motivates the five gas models; and the Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) engine with Electronically-Controlled Continuously-Variable Transmission (ECVT), which activates the four hybrid models.

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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

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As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Its hybrid powertrain. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

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It's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. Green Auto Show Plug-In HybridsThe annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and there are a few green models that will be worth a look. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force.

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BMW staging world premiere of X5 plug-in hybrid at Auto Shanghai

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BMW is using the upcoming Auto Shanghai event as the platform for the world premiere of the BMW X5 xDrive40e Sports Activity Vehicle, the first plug-in hybrid production model from the BMW core brand. Earlier post.). The new BMW X5 xDrive40e. Click to enlarge. 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

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2015 New York Auto Show: Green Car Preview

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Auto-show season continues in the Big Apple next week with the 2015 New York Auto Show, and we''re getting ready to bring you all of the latest green concept and production car debuts. New York Auto Show Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Scion iM Concept Lexus RX Scion iA Before the doors open at the Javits Center, here''s our list of new mass-market models we''re expecting to be unveiled at the show so far. It includes a handful of.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

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The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. A new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Detroit Auto ShowThe company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight.

2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The new Insight, launching at Honda dealerships nationally in early summer, joins the Clarity series and just-launched 2018 Accord Hybrid as the fifth new Honda electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. Hybrids

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Now in its second year, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sets the bar high for five-passenger sedans. The 2021 Sonata Hybrid comes in three trim levels of Blue, ES and Limited. In the case of the Sonata Hybrid, the word fits perfectly. Road Test: 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Which EVs were you most interested in seeing at last week's auto shows? Twitter poll results

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Last week at the Shanghai auto show, Infiniti rolled out its new Qs Inspiration electric sports sedan. Karma launched two new models, including a plug-in hybrid SUV and an electric sports car. New York Auto Show Shanghai Auto Show PollsChinese startup EV-maker Nio, so far known for its SUVs, its supercar, and a race car, followed a similar path with a new fastback sedan. Kia put a plug on.

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2019 Lexus UX small SUV emerges in US trim, hybrid included, at NY auto show

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form at this week's New York auto show. New York Auto ShowAfter a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in the smaller-than-mid-size crossover segment that's.

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2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

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In 2005, it also became the first vehicle of its type offered with a hybrid powertrain--and Lexus has been bullish on the RX Hybrid ever since. Green Auto Show Crossovers When it first appeared back in 1998, the Lexus RX practically invented the luxury crossover-utility segment. More than 15 years later, the fourth-generation 2016 Lexus RX has appeared at the 2015 New York.

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Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed. So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars. Los Angeles Auto ShowBut there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there. DON'T MISS: Expect A.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

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New York Auto Show Auris Toyota Auris HybridThe Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version. In fact, the Corolla lineup only regained its five-door model when Toyota shut down its.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid confirmed for LA auto show debut

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Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S. Plug-In HybridsWhile Toyota didn’t specify nomenclature—and thus whether it would be called RAV4 Prime, just RAV4.

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Redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid debuts at New York auto show

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New York Auto ShowWith buyers showing no signs of letup in their enthusiasm for crossovers of all sizes and shapes, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 couldn't be coming at a better time. The Toyota RAV4 small SUV became the company's single best-selling model in the U.S. last year, surging past its long-time champion, the Camry mid-size sedan. The company delivered.

Dana showcasing electrified technologies at Auto Shanghai

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At Auto Shanghai 2017, Dana Incorporated is showcasing select technologies from its Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies, as well as thermal-management products for electric and hybrid vehicles. —Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies and the leader of Dana’s electrification and hybridization strategy.

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Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

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At least two Chinese automakers are bringing some of their new energy vehicles—hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric—to two of the major international auto shows in the first quarter of this year. GAC) brought three to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (2013 NAIAS) in Detroit this month: a 4x4 Hybrid Version of the Trumpchi Sedan; a battery-electric version of the Trumpchi GS5 SUV; and the Compact NEV E-JET range-extended electric vehicle.

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2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

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The Ford Escape was the first Ford hybrid and the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. That was 15 years ago, and Ford has been sitting out seven model years with no Escape Hybrid in the lineup. New York Auto Show Plug-In HybridsWith the introduction of a new 2020 Escape, Ford is bringing back this model, which once had a very loyal following from taxi companies, public agencies.

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Honda unveils new CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

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Honda staged the world premiere of the new CR-V Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2017. The CR-V Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ). Moreover, the CR-V Hybrid comes loaded with a full complement of features including the Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The CR-V Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in China in the second half of 2017 from Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Detroit Auto Show VideosPickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better.

Kia unveils Optima Hybrid sedan at LA Auto Show

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Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia Motors Corporation premiered the hybrid version of its new Optima sedan ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Arriving in Kia dealer showrooms early next year, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the brand’s first hybrid for North America and uses a full parallel hybrid system to deliver a 40.7% When setting off, the Optima Hybrid operates in Electric Mode. Tags: Hybrids Click to enlarge.

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Genesis GV80 fuel-cell concept SUV at NY auto show

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They may preview future production vehicles powered by plain old conventional gasoline engines, but a plug-in hybrid or other greener powertrain shows the automaker is forward-looking. New York Auto Show hydrogenThese days, it's all but de rigeur that concept cars from major global automakers be shown with some form of alternative propulsion.

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Volkswagen unveils T-Prime Concept GTE AWD plug-in hybrid SUV at Auto China 2016

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Volkswagen unveiled the T-Prime Concept GTE all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing. The concept car is powered by a 375 hp plug-in hybrid drive, incorporating an electric motor, turbocharged gas engine, and battery, which can charge externally or during the drive. In hybrid operation, such as when the high-voltage battery is flat, fuel consumption is 29 mpg (8.1 China Hybrids Plug-ins

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Geneva auto show green car preview: concepts, electric cars, new models

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Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Audi e-tron Geneva Auto Show A-Class plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Jaguar I-PaceMedia days at the huge and influential Geneva show are March 6 and March 7, and this year it looks like the show will offer a lot of news for plug-in electric car fans. Several significant new production cars powered entirely by batteries are expected to make their debuts. They'll be supplemented by technology presentations from other makers eager.

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VW brings Golf GTE Sport Concept plug-in hybrid to LA Auto Show

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will show the Golf GTE Sport concept plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. l/100 km/h (118 mpg) on the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Volkswagen of America, Inc. Unveiled at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria earlier this year, the concept features a carbon fiber body and a three power unit, all-wheel drive system. The 295 kW (396 hp) Golf GTE Sport accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.3

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