XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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As the company first revealed in February, XL’s newest product expands its successful plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family, which also includes the XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018 to municipal, utility and commercial fleets throughout the United States.

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Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013.

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km. Range Rover Evoque PHEV. PHEV technology.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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With alternative fuel vehicles now approaching 1% of new vehicle production, however, they are in fact beginning to have a “ measurable and meaningful impact ” on overall new vehicle fuel economy and CO 2 emissions. Fuel economy average for the US fleet, per the Trends report, is 24.1

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Mitsubishi unveils twin-motor 4WD PHEV Engelberg Tourer crossover concept in Geneva

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled a twin-motor, four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) crossover concept—the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer—at the Geneva International Motor Show. Global sales of the Outlander PHEV increased 64.3%

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NYC study of actual fuel economy of fleet finds hybrids more fuel efficient as compared to conventional vehicles than expected

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Using telematics, NYC Fleet, part of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), recently analyzed actual fuel economy in its hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles and compared it to the EPA ratings for each make and model. This system has improved the ability to report on use-based fuel economy per vehicle. DCAS Fleet looked at actual fuel economy in calendar year 2019 for 4,000 non-policing fleet units including sedans, SUVs, pickups, and vans.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6 Sonata PHEV.

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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The Bo Rui GE comes in either a MHEV 48V mild hybrid or full PHEV plug-in hybrid version. seconds, but the real highlight of the mild hybrid system is its improved fuel economy. According to Geely Auto Group CTO Feng Qingfeng, the Bo Rui GE MHEV delivers fuel economy of 5.8L/100 km (40.5

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Flawed PHEV report has legs

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The report highlights battery cost in 2010 leading to a $18,000 premium for some initial PHEVs, and suggests no lower cost is unlikely to be achieved with economies of scale. Dubious presumptions about PHEV usage lead the authors to minimize any potential petroleum and emissions reductions. That means no immediate miracles and oil will continue to be a vital part of the economy for the foreseeable future.

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BorgWarner Exhaust Heat Recovery System for hybrids can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) can improve fuel economy by up to 8.5%

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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. Fuel economy would be more than 65 mpg US (3.6 Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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EDI partners with Greenkraft for parallel-series multi-mode Class-4 CNG-PHEV truck; CEC funding

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EDI was co-founded by Professor Andy Frank from UC Davis—a key figure in the development of the PHEV concept and technology—in 2006. EDI’s solution can improve the fuel economy of a conventional CNG-powered medium-duty truck by more than 40%, the company said.

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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.)

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) based on an evolutionary algorithm for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review, Lexus F hybrids, and big oil skepticism of electric cars: Today's Car News

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We review the fuel economy of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Green Car Reports spent time with the Outlander PHEV and found it. Lexus mulls hybrid systems for its F-series performance cars. Big oil refineries voice skepticism over electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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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. Click to enlarge.

Efficient Drivetrains’ PHEV system surpasses 1M-mile mark in transit application; expanding into Class-8

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EDI) announced that its EDI PowerDrive 6000 PHEV drivetrain system has surpassed one million miles in a commercial fleet setting over the course of the last 18 months. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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In line with Volvo Cars’ strategy to continue improving economies of scale, the engine will roll off the same production lines as the company’s four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale

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Mitsubishi has announced the launch of its long-awaited Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid in the UK. The Japanese manufacturer claims the 4x4 is a no-compromise SUV with added fuel economy and lower emissions, and with 12,000 orders already placed in Europe, it seems the consumers agree.

Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. The Outlander PHEV, which combines a Twin Motor 4WD system comprising two 60 kW independent electric motors (one on each axle); a 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack; and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine, has a targeted fuel economy in excess of 61 km/liter (143.5

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Survey: Norwegian PHEVs drive electrically 55% of time, BEVs driven more in total and in everyday traffic

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The survey also found that buyers of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles have different transport needs but both are motivated by economy of use and environment; battery electric vehicle owners are also motivated by a free toll road incentive. Most BEV owners (71%) also own an ICEV, 4% a PHEV and 4% more than one BEV. 46% of PHEV owners and 48% of ICEV owners belong to single vehicle household. Only 2% will not buy a PHEV again.

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CMU team details impact of regional and drive-cycle variations on degradation of a PHEV battery pack

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A team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) led by Dr. Jeremy Michalek has investigated the implications of regional and drive cycle variations on the degradation of a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) battery.

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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. Concept GC-PHEV. PHEV system elements. Concept XR-PHEV. Concept XR-PHEV.

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SAE REX: PHEVs and REEVs could open door for advanced combustion regime engines

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Increased market penetration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) across vehicle segments could present an opportunity for emerging advanced combustion regime engines, such as those using various low-temperature combustion modes, according to a number of presentations at the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium held last week in Knoxville. If PHEVs are going to play a big role, what is the fuel source for that?

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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.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 96 Outlander PHEVs and i-MiEVs to government of Georgia

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will supply the Government of Georgia with 45 Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EVs and 51 i-MiEV all-electric vehicles. The vehicles will be supplied to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development for their use. The vehicles are due to be delivered in January 2018. The supply of vehicles stems from an Overseas Development Agreement between the governments of Japan and Georgia.

Chrysler Group launches second phase of PHEV minivan project

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Components of the flex-fuel PHEV minivan. The minivans have an electric drive range in the city of 22 miles, and charge depleting fuel economy (city) of 53 mpg US (4.43

Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Optima PHEV and Niro hybrid. A new addition to the Kia model line-up, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will feature a high capacity lithium-polymer battery pack and electric motor, as well as an efficient six-speed automatic transmission.

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ORNL researcher explores impact of motor/generator and battery pack sizing on medium-duty PHEV; optimization framework

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GHG emissions in PHEV post-transmission configuration as an example of the optimization study output. Broadly, he found that for the PHEV pre-transmission configuration, there is a trade-off between fuel economy and GHG emissions when the motor/generator and battery size increases.

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

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In hybrid mode, the Prius Prime exceeds all competitors’ fuel economy ratings with EPA-estimated 55 city/53 highway/54 combined MPG. Toyota calls the system “smart-flow,” because it focuses airflow only to areas where occupants are seated in order to help maximize fuel economy and comfort.

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Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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In a post on Toyota’s Open Road blog, Irv Miller, Toyota Group Vice President – Environmental and Public Affairs, wrote that contrary to some recent reports, Toyota has yet to offer mileage estimates on its plug-in hybrid technology. Toyota’s current plug-ins are: being used for auto show displays, brief demonstrations and university studies. They are very early “converted” prototypes using double nickel-metal hydride batteries.

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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For example, fuel economy statistics and a graphic display of the electric range is shown on the navigation map. 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.

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CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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A 2011 paper by Michalek and colleagues found that strategies to promote adoption of HEVs and PHEVs with small battery packs offer more social benefits (i.e., per gallon saved while subsidizing 16 kWh battery PHEVs at roughly $4.50

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

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EPA fuel economy figures and electric range are unannounced at this time.

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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. Separately, the Accord Hybrid, also featuring Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system, will launch nationwide next summer with anticipated fuel economy ratings of 49/45/47 city/hwy/combined (4.8/5.2/5.0 Click to enlarge.

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Volvo Pulls Back Curtain on XC60 PHEV

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Using various combinations of these two powertrains, drivers have three driving modes to choose from depending on whether they want fuel economy, performance, or an extended driving range. Volvo showcased the XC60, its plug-in hybrid crossover of the future, at the recent Detroit Auto Show.

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Volvo pricing the XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV for the US starting at $68,100

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seconds, with fuel economy according to the US driving cycle of 59 MPGe. liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and the electric motor to deliver the optimum overall fuel economy.

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Mitsubishi Motors Outlander PHEV to go on sale in Japan in January

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin the sales of the new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at dealerships throughout Japan from 24 January 2013. The Outlander PHEV made its global debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Outlander PHEV G Premium Package. The Outlander PHEV will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of ¥3,324,000–¥4,297,000 (US$38,972–$50,380), including consumption tax. Plug-in hybrid drive system.

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Volvo Cars, Geely investing US$756M to develop Polestar electrified vehicles; Polestar 1 performance PHEV revealed

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Volvo Cars and Polestar will also benefit from synergies in the development of next generation technologies such as shared procurement costs, joint development and economies of scale.

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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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Honda also announced that the platform underpinning the Clarity Fuel Cell will also serve as the foundation for a next-generation Honda plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that will launch nationwide by 2018, with more than triple the 13-mile all-electric range of the Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV averages 4.4 l/100 km (53.4 mpg US) during test drives

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Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV on the road. mpg US) for the PHEV, with accompanying CO 2 emissions (combined) of 71 g/km. In this case, gear selection always assures the best possible balance of longitudinal dynamics, acoustics and fuel economy. Click to enlarge.

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