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. To make the plug-in technology viable for buyers in the US and China, Volvo notes , it needs to feature a gasoline engine.

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Long Beach Transit Puts 25 New Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Buses in Service

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Long Beach (California) Transit (LBT) has put 25 new gasoline-electric hybrid buses into service. This order was part of the Montebello Consortium program initiated in 2007 for the purchase of 150 gasoline hybrid-electric 40-foot buses. The series hybrid drive uses a Ford ULEV 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engine mated to a Siemens ELFA generator and motor system. Energy is stored either in an ultracapacitor or battery pack.

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Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

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Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing an entire car, criminals only go for certain valuable components. Thieves in San Francisco are reportedly targeting Toyota Prius hybrids--and stealing only their battery. theft Batteries California battery pack vandalism Replacement

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EALABC paper outlines approach to 48V hybrid systems with advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) is delivering a paper this week outlining the consortium’s approach to 48V hybridization at the 2 nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems in Düsseldorf. 48V Batteries Hybrids

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Oregon incentives to shift from hybrids to plug-ins

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House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment. Limits tax credits for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles that are not designed for electric plug-in charging to vehicles purchased before January 1, 2010. Tags: kulongoski plug-in hybrid oregon battery electric car

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Sony in talks with automakers to make Li-ion batteries for EVs

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is in talks with several automakers inside and outside of Japan to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from the middle of the 2010s, a company executive said. “We will consider building factories, including one overseas, if demand becomes full blown,” Sony Senior Vice President Shigeki Ishizuka told reporters at a new factory for building battery devices in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture. Nikkei. Sony Corp.

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Honda to Show Hybrid and Battery-Electric Vehicle Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show; CR-Z Concept 2009

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When the production version goes on sale in 2010, it will be the first series-production sports hybrid car from a major OEM, and the first gasoline-electric vehicle to employ a 6-speed manual transmission. Tags: Electric (Battery) Hybrids The CR-Z Concept 2009.

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Hondas P-NUT Design Concept Supports Small Displacement ICE, Hybrid or Battery Electric Powertrains

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American Honda unveiled its new design study concept for urban transport, the Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT), at the LA Auto Show. The ultra-compact car is conceived around a small footprint for maximum convenience in tight urban settings.

2009 93

Toyota digs for Lithium

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From the Reuters post: “A sister company to Toyota Motor Corp secured a lithium supply deal in Argentina on Wednesday that could help the world’s largest automaker keep its lead in gasoline-electric hybrid cars. Lithium, a highly reactive and versatile metal, is expected to be in increasing demand as carmakers choose costly but more efficient lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid and electric vehicles.

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On the Horizon

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N ow that the number one automaker and the number two automaker has made the commitment to building Plug In hybrid / electric vehicles by 2010, another automotive giant is joining the race. Here is the story from the New York Times : Nissan Plans Electric Car in U.S.

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Toyota Plug In

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Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S., Such plug-in hybrids can run longer as an electric vehicle than regular hybrids, and are cleaner.

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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Volvo has extended its S60 range—the third generation of the premium mid-size sedan—to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an all­wheel­drive gasoline-electric hybrid and a trim level that focuses on luxury and craftsmanship.

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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.

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The Volvo Recharge

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Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. A nother major manufacturer is unveiling their PHEV at a car show.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

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could reportedly produce up to 60,000 Volt electric cars in 2010 , its first anticipated year on the market. Toyota has sold more than 1 million gasoline-electric vehicles since 1997.

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PSA Group outlines electrification solutions for future hybrid and electric vehicles; 4 EVs, 7 PHEVs by 2021

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PSA Group is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms—CMP and EMP2—allowing it to offer a wide range of internal combustion, electric and plug-in hybrid gasoline models from 2019. a 60 km (37-mile) driving range in all-electric mode.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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It will go about 50 miles on a battery charge , which isn't far, but the car will also come with a built-in gas engine that exists primarily to charge the battery. With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market.

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Toyota "Looking"

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In addition to increasing to 14 the gasoline-electric hybrid models it offers, Toyota said, it plans to offer more fuel-efficient gasoline engines and to offer its first engines that can burn mixtures of ethanol and gas.

2006 130

Toyota Prius Plug-In Vs Chevy Volt: Which Is Cheaper Per Mile?

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Bridging the gap between battery electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids we find cars like the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Both are essentially hybrid vehicles, but use the technology in different ways to achieve different aims. Ultimately though, which vehicle costs less to run? Ray Iannuzzelli at GM-Volt.com.

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GKN Driveline begins testing All-Twinster plug-in hybrid AWD SUV research vehicle with eTwinsterX system

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Based on a Mercedes-AMG GLA 45, the one-off GKN Technology Demonstrator 2018 vehicle (GTD18), features mechanical and electric Twinster torque vectoring, a plug-in hybrid system, and completely re-engineered control systems.

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‘10 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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While most other full-size hybrid sport-utility vehicles are oriented towards using their battery-powered electric engines to help ease the pain felt at the pump by owners of these heavy automobiles, the ActiveHybrid X6 instead focuses purely on putting performance first.

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Romming on Earth (and Sky)

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snip) What I've argued in my book, The Hype about Hydrogen , and in a recent Scientific American article, is that the next stage is hybrid cars that can be plugged into the electric grid. And just to be clear, the plug-in hybrid would still have a gasoline engine in it.

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DS brand accelerating development of electric cars

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Starting with DS 7 CROSSBACK, it will be releasing a new model every year, all with an electrified version (hybrid or all-electric). By 2025, more than a third of DS vehicles sold will be hybrid or all-electric. The performance models will be provided by the hybrid versions and the first in the series is DS 7 CROSSBACK E-Tense—the DS vision of hybrid power with 300 hp and a 60 km electric range. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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China’s EV Subsidy

Revenge of the Electric Car

China is starting a program to subsidize buyers of battery-powered and plug-in hybrids. Journal article: China to Subsidize Electric Cars. China to Subsidize Electric Cars. BEIJING—China will subsidize buyers of battery-powered cars and plug-in hybrids under a pilot program aimed at keeping the country competitive in the global race to develop an electric-vehicle industry, but which also risks a public backlash. It plans to sell 50,000 electrics in the U.S.,

2010 116

2013 Honda Fit EV receives EPA fuel economy rating of 118 MPGe; highest yet

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The 5-passenger Fit EV’s 20-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery provides the capacity to earn an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82 miles, allowing the Fit EV to surpass the EPA efficiency and range ratings of the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe, 76-mile range), Nissan Leaf (99 MPGe, 73-mile range), and Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe, 62-mile range). Battery Capacity. Ford Focus Electric. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Plug-ins

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Ford introducing 48V mild-hybrid Fiesta and Focus in Europe

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The Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid will feature a mild-hybrid architecture with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) replacing the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. From Fiesta to Transit, either a mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric option will be offered.

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Delta Electronics Targeting Electric Powertrain Market; Series Hybrid Test Vehicle On the Road

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Taiwan-based Delta Electronics has integrated existing automation, motor, servo-motor and electrical electronics technologies to develop its own gasoline-electric series hybrid propulsion system—the first gasoline-electric hybrid propulsion system developed by a Taiwanese electronics company.

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Ford to launch new generation of Mondeo hybrid models in 2019; first Mondeo hybrid wagon

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Ford will enhance the fuel-efficient Mondeo Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle range—including the introduction of the first Mondeo Hybrid wagon variant—from 2019. The new Mondeo Hybrid wagon will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios, while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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drivers, may also developplug-in electric models as U.S. policy shifts to favor battery-powered autos. are rushing out cars that can be recharged at electrical outletsas the U.S. in Japan’s Kyoto prefecture to make packsfor gasoline-electric hybrid cars.

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Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. believe fuel cell electric vehicle such as the Honda FCX Clarity is the ultimate.full function electric vehicle.

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

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Now, the company is introducing a plug-in hybrid vehicle with an all-electric range of 21 miles for police and government customers. 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.

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VW premieres Jetta Hybrid and E-Bugster concept with Combined Charging System; Blue-e-Motion electric drives to go into production units as early as 2013

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Volkswagen staged two world premieres at the Detroit Auto Show: the new Jetta gasoline-electric Hybrid and the E-Bugster battery-electric concept derived from the Beetle. Volkswagen calls the complete electric drive unit featured in the E-Bugster “Blue-e-Motion”. The central electric module of the E-Bugster weighs 80 kg. The energy for powering the 85 kW (114 hp) electric motor is stored in a 28.3 Electric (Battery) HybridsE-Bugster.

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LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This marks the first time that all-electric transit buses will be purchased and placed into Metro revenue service. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

2013 88

Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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The research also indicates that consumers have relatively low product knowledge of electric-only and electric-hybrid vehicles and see electric technology vehicles as useful for those who do limited driving. When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids. Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles rose from 15 to 22%.

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Lexus reveals second version of LF-LC hybrid sports car concept; Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive develops 500 hp

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The Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive features an Atkinson cycle combustion engine mated to an advanced high-energy battery pack. The high-energy battery pack is designed to deliver greater power from a smaller battery than those currently used in Lexus’ range of hybrid vehicles.

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2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

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Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Batteries not ready. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna.

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Suzuki introduces hybrid concept version of Kizashi at New York show

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American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a gasoline-electric concept variant of its Kizashi sedan at the company’s 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) press conference. kWh air-cooled lithium-ion battery.

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Some of the new and updated models, such as a battery-powered version of Geelys Panda hatchback, may hit the market as early as October, and in some cases they might carry price tags low enough for farmers and other rural residents with limited financial means. Gasgoo.com | ?? |

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Nissan LEAF top-selling EV in UK in January, with 230 registrations

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Nearly three-quarters of all battery-electrics sold in January 2014 were Nissan LEAFs, continuing the trend from 2013. Of these, the bulk were gasoline-electric hybrids. Nissan UK’s Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Note and Juke and the LEAF; production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012. Nissan sold 230 units of the LEAF in the UK in January 2014.

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Honda announces second plug-in vehicle testing program; Japan joins US, China may follow

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The plug-in hybrid electric test vehicle for Japan. announced its second Electric Vehicle Testing Program, this one with Saitama Prefecture for its next-generation personal mobility products, including electric vehicles (EVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); electric scooters; and electric carts. Based on this agreement, Honda will start an Electric Vehicle Testing Program in the cities of Saitama, Kumagaya and Chichibu. Coaxial electric.

2010 81

Kia enhances 2014 Optima Hybrid

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The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its gasoline-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of last year. Available in LX and EX trims, the 2014 Optima Hybrid features carryover refinements for smoothness and drivability, including a 47 hp (35 kW) electric traction motor, a strong Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) and a 47 kW lithium polymer battery. .

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Nissan introducing Rogue Hybrid model for 2017; one-motor, two-clutch system

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Like the MY2017 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine-equipped standard Rogue models, the Rogue Hybrid offers freshened exterior and interior styling, additional safety, security and driving aid technology and a wide range of standard and available comfort, convenience and utility features.

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