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Second-generation Kia Niro debuts in hybrid, PHEV and EV variants

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The all-new Kia Niro CUV made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Niro will launch in the United States with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV). A 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard in HEV and PHEV.

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Lexus to debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

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Lexus will debut the NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept and hydrogen-engined ROV (Recreational Off highway Vehicle) Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) this weekend. The NX PHEV OFFROAD Concept is based on Lexus’ first PHEV model that went on sale in November 2021, the NX 450h+.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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After recently debuting the all-new fifth generation Sportage, Kia has unveiled an electrified version of the brand’s longest running nameplate at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS). The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid (HEV) is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by Kia’s global EV strategy, ‘Plan S.’.

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Audi upgrades battery capacity in Q5, A6 and A7 Sportback PHEVs

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Audi has upgraded the battery capacity for the Q5, A6, and A7 Sportback PHEVs. This allows the Audi PHEV models to be fully charged in around two-and-a-half hours when connected to a sufficiently powerful power connection. The A6 Avant 50 TFSI e quattro now completes the PHEV range from Audi. The TFSI e models now come with 14.4

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BYD tests PHEV pickup truck in Mexico [Video]

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BYD was recently spotted testing its upcoming hybrid pickup truck in Mexico. However, after it was spotted in Mexico undergoing some rigorous-looking tests, news broke that BYD’s upcoming pickup truck will be a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). BYD will reportedly equip its hybrid pickup truck with a 31.8

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Toyota launches new C-HR with PHEV option

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liter hybrid electric (HEV) versions and a 2.0-liter liter plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) model. This has been achieved with a comprehensive redesign of key hybrid system components to reduce size and mass, including a new transaxle and power control unit (PCU) and a more powerful high-voltage battery.

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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. Despite the state’s efforts, PHEVs haven’t been gaining market ground in recent years. California is the trend-setter for green vehicles in the U.S. in many respects.

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