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

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Hyundai announced a sustained product blitz of 12 new and enhanced SUVs continuing through the 2021 calendar year. The fresh pipeline of new SUV products will include new and refined internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in, BEV and N performance models.

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Honda SUV E:Prototype And Breeze PHEV Debut At Auto Shanghai 2021


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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. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Mitsubishi Engelberg SUV concept may preview Outlander PHEV replacement

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The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday looks a lot like the preview of a replacement for Mitsubishi's bestselling model, the Outlander. The Engelberg Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV similar in function if not in size to the Outlander PHEV, which was once the bestselling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

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Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

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At today''s Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular design exercise had previously been seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last fall, but its appearance in Chicago represented its North American debut.

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Volkswagen teases new Beijiing concept PHEV SUV

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Volkswagen released a few teaser images for the Beijing Concept luxury SUV to be revealed at the Beijing auto show next week. The vehicle—which Volkswagen says previews its direction with SUVs—demonstrates both the continued digitalization of the automobile, as well as a performance-oriented plug-in hybrid powertrain. The plug-in-hybrid powertrain delivers 376 hp total output and 516 lb-ft (700 N·m) of torque, with an all-electric range of up to 50 km (31 miles).

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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.

BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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Though it was once the king of luxury saloons, it has lost market share to the wide variety of luxury sedans that have proliferated the car world in the last 6 to 8 years, and to the widening popularity of SUVs and hatchbacks, which offer customers far more practicality.


BMW introduces the X3 30e PHEV with 18 miles of electric range

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Since its launch in 2003, close to 600,000 BMW X3s have been sold through 2019 in the United States alone, which proves its incredible popularity in the SUV crossover segment. Classified as a Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD by the EPA, the X3 is the German luxury brand’s best-selling SUV.

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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. Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity.

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Audi introducing 2nd-gen Q7 SUV at NAIAS; e-tron quattro diesel PHEV model; 2nd gen MLB

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Audi will present the new second-generation Audi Q7 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Q7 PHEV is also the world’s first PHEV with a heat pump, which minimizes the energy requirement for heating and air conditioning without compromising customer comfort. lb-ft) of torque, accelerating the big SUV from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 This makes the steering response of the big SUV even more agile and precise, and the grip even better.

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BYD Tang SUV PHEV available for pre-orders starting at $48.3K before incentives; twice that for performance model

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BYD has begun taking pre-orders for the Tang plug-in hybrid SUV ( earlier post ) in China with a starting price of 300,000 RMB (US$48,306) before EV incentives. BYD said that demand for the BYD Tang, originally introduced at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, is high; BYD expects orders for the Tang quickly to surpass those for the Qin plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—at 14,747 units, the best-selling plug-in in China in 2014. These will also have Dual-Mode PHEV powertrains.

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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept at Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi unveiled the latest in a series of plug-in electric SUV concepts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is a large and fairly luxurious plug-in hybrid utility vehicle. Paris Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowAs with other recent concept from the Japanese automaker, though, it is unclear whether this one will translate into a future production model.

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

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In 2019, the RAV4 wasn’t just the world’s best-selling SUV; it was also the 4th best-selling passenger car overall, selling 535,000 units in North America alone. Toyota’s ground-breaking SUV reached a 10M global sales landmark in February of 2020. For an SUV, that’s amazing.

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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 ). Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to US market. In 1999, Ford acquired Volvo as part of its Premier Auto Group.

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

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The world première of the pioneering electrified Jeep SUVs took place during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. By using Selec-Terrain, the driver can choose the appropriate driving mode: Auto: standard mode, ensures continuous traction management, suitable for on and off-road driving.

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Jeep Yuntu PHEV concept debuts at Shanghai

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At the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the new plug-in hybrid Yuntu SUV Concept (without giving much detail about the powertrain itself). SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in China; Jeep said that the Yuntu Concept showcases the potential for the Jeep brand to keep expanding in the country. Yuntu is targeting the Chinese market.

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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. The SUV starts in fully electric “EV” mode. Hybrid” mode offers two operating modes: “Auto” and “Hold”.

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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. In 2018, the predecessor BMW X1 xDrive25Le was China’s top-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the premium SUV segment. The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology.

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

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A new model provides a fresh start but as an unknown quantity needs heavy promotion to get traction in the crowded auto market. Rivian will be delivering all-electric pickups and SUVs very soon. Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.

Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. seconds—the second quickest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup—the 2021 RAV4 Prime has an estimated 39 miles of all-electric range—the highest AER of any PHEV SUV on the market.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV updates for Europe to debut in Geneva

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a huge success in Europe, selling more than 100,000 copies there over several years. As the first and least expensive plug-in hybrid SUV, it received many incentives in different European countries and provided the first taste of plug-in electric driving for numerous families. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

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

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The Jeep Yunto Concept made its debut Wednesday at the Shanghai auto show, and it appears to be a plug-in hybrid. 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. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV

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Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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Toyota Motor plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its Corolla and Levin passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its C-HR / IZOA compact SUV in 2020. (To The PHEV versions of the Corolla and Levin were unveiled during the opening day of the Beijing Motor Show. Toyota will begin producing them in 2019 in China, marking Toyota’s first overseas production of PHEVs.

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Audi introduces new Q7 SUV, plug-in hybrid variant coming later this year

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As promised ( earlier post ), Audi introduced the new Q7 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The revamped 7-seater SUV offers diverse drivetrain technologies (gasoline, diesel, plug-in hybrid), intelligent muti-material lightweight construction, and a full range of connectivity and electronics features.

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BNEF forecasts EVs to hit 54% of new car sales by 2040; decreasing importance of PHEVs

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The forecasters said that while plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales will play a role in EV adoption from now to 2025, puer battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will subsequently take over and account for the vast majority of EV sales. The engineering complexity of PHEV vehicle platforms, their cost and dual powertrains make BEVs more attractive over the long-run, BNEF said. BNEF suggested that only in Japan will PHEVs continue to play an important role after 2030.

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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.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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In response to a shift in consumer demand toward SUVs and trucks, the Company discontinued compact car production and retooled plants in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to make full use of available capacity to expand the Jeep and Ram brands. Those actions have resulted in the recent launches of the award-winning all-new Jeep Wrangler and all-new Ram 1500, and the introduction of the newest member of the Jeep family, the all-new Jeep Gladiator, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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In order to accommodate these new model introductions and high demand for light truck products in North America, production of large-sized SUVs which have been concentrated at the plant in Alabama will be expanded to another plant. The East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio will start producing the Acura MDX in 2017 as the second plant to produce light truck models in North America.

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Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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With the MEB, vehicle concept and design can be structured in a more flexible way than ever before: the spectrum ranges from compact cars to SUVs and MPVs. The electric motor of the ID concept car showcased at the 2016 Paris Auto Show had a power output of 168 hp. This know-how has been used in the past few years for fully electric models (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), including the e-up! and e-Golf BEVs and the Golf GTE, Passat GTE and Passat Variant GTE PHEVs.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV: the GLE550 e

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Keeping pace with its announced intention to roll out 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017 ( earlier post ), Mercedes-Benz introduced the new GLE550 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid (PHEV) along with the other members of the new GLE family of full-size SUVs. The GLE550 e is Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid SUV. kWh/100 km, the PHEV model is capable of up to 30 km (18.6 Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV. Mercedes’ new SUV nomenclature. GLA SUV in the A-Class segment.

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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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TDI quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ); the Audi A7 h-tron quattro fuel cell vehicle ( earlier post ); the Audi e-tron quattro concept battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ); the Audi TT clubsport turbo concept ( earlier post ); the Audi RS 5 TDI competition concept ( earlier post ); and the Audi R18 e-tron quattro ( earlier post ). Depending on the driving situation, the SUV can boost, coast and recuperate. Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV.

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Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025; XC60 T8 PHEV as example

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Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next-generation components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics. To demonstrate the viability of this ambition, the company unveiled a specially-built version of its XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV that looks identical to the existing model, but has had several of its plastic components replaced with equivalents containing recycled materials.

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Volkswagen unveils mid-size SUV plug-in diesel-electric hybrid concept at Detroit Show

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Powertrain of the CrossBlue SUV PHEV concept. Volkswagen unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. Developed specifically for US and Canada, the six- to seven-seat midsize crossover CrossBlue is targeted at the rapidly growing mid-size SUV segment, and would sit in the Volkswagen SUV lineup above the Tiguan and below the premium Touareg. Click to enlarge.

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Audi unveiling two new production plug-in hybrids in Shanghai, new prologue allroad PHEV show car

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Audi is introducing two new models with plug-in hybrid drive systems to the market in China in 2016, both of which are having their world premier at Auto Shanghai 2015: the Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 kWh, liquid cooled lithium‑ion battery, the large SUV covers up to 53 kilometers (33 miles) on electric power alone; total range is 1,020 kilometers (634 miles). The large SUV generally starts in electric mode.

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Road Test: 2021 Buick Envision Avenir FWD

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The infotainment system includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which was an unexpected feature. Road Test: 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV. MPG Test Drives 2021 Buick Envision Avenir Buick compact crossover compact SUV Fuel economy mpg road test test drive

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

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From largest to smallest it goes Palisade, Santa Fe/Santa Fe Hybrid, Tucson/Tucson PHEV, Nexo FCEV, Kona/Kona EV and Venue. The plastic body cladding, which is usually reserved for serious off road all-wheel drive crossovers and SUVs, was used on the Venue for decoration.

Volkswagen introduces the Sport Coupé Concept GTE PHEV at Geneva; 118 mpg US

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GTE versions are conceivable in all vehicle classes, as demonstrated with the Cross Coupe GTE SUV concept vehicle that was shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Volkswagen is unveiling the Sport Coupé Concept GTE plug-in hybrid at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, ushering in a new and progressive Volkswagen brand design language. Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupé Concept GTE.

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Market Forecast Projects Cumulative 1.7M PHEVs Globally by 2015, 36% in the US

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Pike Research forecasts that the United States will be the leading market for PHEVs, with more than 610,000 vehicles sold over the next five years. China, with its strong push for the production of electric vehicles, will be a close second with just over 540,000 PHEVs sold during the same period, according to the report. PHEV programs will focus initially on the small car segment, which will represent 80% of sales in 2015, followed by the small SUV segment with 10% of the market.

2009 150

Here Come the PHEVs

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One is from the new auto start up Fisker. clip) Fisker also hopes to come out with SUVs and other types of cars. The company will show off a prototype at the Detroit Auto Show , according to the company's somewhat cryptic Web site. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. Fisker's high end-plug in CNET News Blog Posted by Michael Kanellos Fisker Automotive.

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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’s battery-electric e6 Premier (MY2012) and a new dual mode electric SUV S6DM will make their world premieres on the main floor exhibit space at the COBO Center at the 2011 NAIAS. The BYD S6DM SUV is an independent 4WD dual-mode electric SUV. BYD Co.,

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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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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Makes World Premiere In Paris

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We’ve known about it for many months, but Mitsubishi has finally unveiled the production version of the 2013 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Referred to by Mitsubishi as being a ‘no-compromise’ vehicle, the Outlander PHEV is a series-parallel, full hybrid, crossover SUV, complete with a 12 kilowatt-hour

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