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Tech: How do Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Batteries Recharge? Do I Need to Plug a Hybrid In?

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When the first gasoline-electric hybrids vehicles began arriving in 1999 and 2000, early adopters did their research and were quite knowledgeable about the then-new and revolutionary transportation mode. A Primer on Hybrid Battery Care This article may contain affiliate links.

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Flash Drive: 2023 Kia Sportage

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Clean Fleet Report will have detailed reviews of the Sportage gasoline, hybrid and eventually the plug-in hybrid in the coming months. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline. Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city/32 highway/28 combined. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline.

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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. In February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo introduced the diesel-electric V60 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) to go on sale in Europe later this year. To make the plug-in technology viable for buyers in the US and China, Volvo notes , it needs to feature a gasoline engine. L/100 km, 102 mpg US).

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Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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Renault has presented EOLAB, a new prototype which explores ways to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption. EOLAB delivers NEDC combined cycle fuel consumption of 1 liter/100 km (235 mpg US), equivalent to 22g of CO 2 /km. Hybrid” plug-in hybrid system—the last offering all-electric trips of up to 60 km (37 miles) at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). kWh battery, the motor is sufficient to power the light weight car under electrical power. EOLAB.

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News: 2023 Toyota and Lexus New Products

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The Corolla Cross, launched in 2021 with a gasoline engine, will be joined in 2023 by the compact crossover Corolla Cross Hybrid, one more gasoline-electric hybrid offering from Toyota. 4-cylinder gasoline engine replacing the 1.8L turbocharged gasoline engine.

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Toyota introduces next-generation B-segment hybrid with 112 mpg US; CNG hybrid and plug-in variants

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) unveiled the FT-Bh (Future Toyota B-segment Hybrid), a lightweight, next-generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show. TMC, expecting hybrid vehicle use to become widespread in the second half of the 2010s, developed the FT-Bh as a B-segment, ultra fuel-efficient concept car under the theme of “ecomotion” (eco + emotion). FT-Bh. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

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Volkswagen is holding media drive events this week for the sporty new 2013 Jetta Turbo Hybrid ( earlier post ), which features the second version of a Volkswagen gasoline-electric hybrid drive system: a 1.4L turbocharged EA211 engine; a hybrid module featuring a 20 kW electric motor and a disengagement clutch; a 7-speed DSG transmission; and a 1.1 The company anticipates EPA-rated combined mileage of around 45 mpg US (5.2 The 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Suzuki Hybrid Gets 100 MPG

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Suzuki has launched a hybrid gasoline/electric vehicle for sale on the Japanese market that travels an impressive 100 miles per gallon of gas! The Suzuki Twin also features an automatic idling stop system shuts the engine down whenever the car stops at traffic lights or when stationary in heavy traffic, minimizing CO' emissions and fuel

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Prius drops to 48mpg; How will 2008 Prius get 80mpg? Plug-in hybrid?

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The National Center for Policy Analysis reports : CAR M.P.G. Fuel-saving gasoline-electric hybrid cars don't save as much fuel as thought, according to new government fuel-economy ratings available to the public for the first time. The Ford Escape hybrid, which uses a gasoline-electric drive system similar to Toyota's, goes down about 12 percent. So how will the 08 Prius, rumored to get upward of 80 mpg achieve it?

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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. kWh battery provides an electric-only range of up to 36 miles, with CO 2 emissions from just 39g/km. Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 147 mpg US.

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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. Debuting with its own exclusive enhancements, including front and rear fascia updates designed to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements, the 2014 Optima Hybrid improves upon its predecessor, which was named one of the “Top 11 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans for 2013” by Edmunds.com.

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VW introducing 1.8L EA888 Gen 3 engine in 2014 Jetta, Passat and Beetle; driving impressions

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Mated to an automatic or a manual transmission, the new EA888 offers up to a 17% decrease in fuel consumption while providing even better acceleration. The goals of the current Gen 3 were to: significantly improve the engine’s already good power, torque and fuel efficiency; reduce the weight of the unit, while maintaining at least equivalent comfort attributes; and. Improvements contributing to this better fuel economy come from many areas. now can get up to 36 mpg (6.5

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Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

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The €600-million (US$704-million) bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean air criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions. Eligible vehicles must meet all three criteria: Possess a gasoline-electric hybrid or alternative fuel powertrain; Achieve a minimum of 35 highway and city miles per gallon (MPG or MPG equivalent); and.

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Toyota introduces facelifted Auris; revamped powertrains including new Otto/Atkinson 1.2L gasoline engine

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With the launch of the Auris Hybrid in 2010, Toyota became the first manufacturer to offer a choice of three powertrains (gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, and diesel) in the C-segment. liter direct injection turbocharged engine from Toyota’s new family of efficient engines announced last year ( earlier post ) joins the existing gasoline line-up. The Hybrid model, with combined cycle fuel economy of 3.5 1.2T: an all-new direct injection turbo gasoline engine.

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Report: Honda to Aggressively Price New Fit Hybrid In Japan

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million (about US$18,600), which will be the lowest price for a gasoline-electric vehicle sold in Japan, according to company sources. which is expected to release a new compact hybrid next year that will do more than 40 kilometers per liter [94 mpg US, 2.5 L/100km] of gasoline and have a price tag of around 1.5 The new Fit will feature a 1.3-liter engine and electric motor, with fuel economy of 30 km per liter (70.6 mpg US, 3.3

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Audi of America officially introduces the new A3 family; plug-in hybrid version coming in 2015

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It will be joined later in the fall of 2014 by the Audi A3 Cabriolet; A3 TDI clean diesel sedan; the high-performance S3 sedan; and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV). At a sustainability workshop at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Dr. Rudolf Krebs, the Volkswagen Group’s Commissioner for Electric Drive Systems, said the group will “ electrify all segments. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Plug-ins The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid.

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Mercedes-Benz launching E 300 BlueTEC diesel and E 400 gasoline hybrids at Detroit Auto Show

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Mercedes-Benz is is launching two new luxury hybrids in its core segment: the diesel-electric E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, and the gasoline-electric E 400 HYBRID. The 4-cylinder diesel engine of the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID delivers 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lb-ft) of torque, combined with an electric motor producing 20 kW and 250 N·m (184 lb-ft). Preliminary fuel consumption rating is 4.2 L/100 km (56 mpg US). E300 BlueTEC HYBRID.

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Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains

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To be positioned as the gateway to the Acura brand, the ILX will feature three different powertrains, including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid. The lineup of ILX models will include an entry-level model powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine; a high-performance model with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission; and a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. L/100km) and 28 mpg on the highway (8.4

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Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid on sale at select New York and California dealerships

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The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe1 in all electric mode went on-sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on 15 January 15 with an MSRP of $39,780 and a monthly lease price of $429. The Honda Accord Plug-In is rated by the EPA with a maximum EV Mode driving range of 13 miles and a gasoline fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg (city/hwy/combined).

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Toyota launches Aqua compact hybrid in Japan; targeting 12,000 units per month in sales

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched the Aqua gasoline-electric compact hybrid—to be marketed as the Prius c in the US—in Japan. The Aqua features a small 1.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with reduction gear, which achieves fuel efficiency of 35.4 mpg US, 2.8 km/L (94 mpg US, 2.5 A selectable electric-vehicle mode (EV Mode) enables driving with only the electric motor. The Aqua hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Worldwide Prius sales top 3-million mark; Prius family sales at 3.4 million

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that as of the end of June, worldwide cumulative sales of the Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (generations I, II and III) passed the 3-million mark. From the first to third generation, TMC greatly reduced the cost of the hybrid system by two-thirds and increased fuel efficiency from 28 km/L to 38 km/L (65.0 mpg US to 89.4

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Volvo to concentrate on hybrids and downsized engines for US

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The direction for the US was underscored by the unveiling of the XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the show. The front wheels of the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept are powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from the forthcoming VEA family which produces 280 hp (209 kW) and maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb-ft). The rear axle of the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is driven by an electric motor producing 70 hp (52 kW) and 200 N·m (148 lb-ft).

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

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Taiwan-based Delta Group , the world’s largest provider of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as a major supplier of power management solutions, components, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, and renewable energy solutions, is entering the electric powertrain market. As supplies of fossil fuels dry up, the energy crisis makes the development of alternative energy sources the most important issue facing us today.

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Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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Audi of America also confirmed that it will offer the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV) model in the US market later in 2014. Completely redesigned, the engines bring together direct fuel injection, turbocharging, innovative thermal management and the start-stop-system. In electric mode, the A3 Sportback e-tron has a range of about 50 km (31 miles). The 1.4-liter engine gives the car a combined fuel consumption of just 4.7 A3 Sedan.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Toyota Tundra

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With choices of gasoline or a gasoline-electric (hybrid) engine, rear-wheel (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2022 Tundra gives buyers multiple options of power and fuel economy. RWD – 18 mpg city/23 highway/20 combined. Fuel economy – same as SR5.

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Citroën introducing new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at Shanghai Motor Show

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Citroën Aircross is powered by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid system. An electric motor on the rear axle develops power of 95 bhp (70 kW) and torque of 200 N·m (148 lb-ft). The electric motor is combined with a 1.6 THP gasoline engine developing 218 bhp (160 kW) and torque of 275 N·m (203 lb-ft). Aircross features an all-electric range of 50 km (31 miles). l/100 km (138 mpg US), with 39 g/km of CO 2 (MVEG combined cycle).

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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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The all-electric range of the Prius Plug-In (23 km) will cover more than 50% of distances driven by single cars each day in Japan, according to Toyota. In Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) formally announced the introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid—the plug-in version of the third-generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle—into key markets. Gasoline-electric hybrid fuel efficiency. km/L (72 mpg US) (76 g/km CO 2 ).

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Infiniti to introduce hybrid version of 2014 QX60 crossover; first application of new FF-Hybrid system

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will introduce a new gasoline-electric hybrid version of the QX60 crossover into the US lineup this summer, following its world debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is projected to realize fuel economy of 26 mpg US (9.0 l/100 km) combined city/highway driving—a 24% increase over non-hybrid QX60 models and is projected to have best 7-passenger fuel efficiency in the segment. QX60 Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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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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Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. EPA fuel economy ratings and gas-electric range rating determined by Honda.). Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 At higher speeds or under high demand for acceleration, the gasoline engine can kick in to provide additional power.

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Infiniti Europe Introduces High-Performance Luxury Gasoline Hybrid Concept at Geneva

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The front-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, 592 bhp (441 kW) luxury coupe provides the first motor show preview of Infiniti’s gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain. The Essence uses Infiniti’s familiar 3.7-liter V6 gasoline engine, but fitted with twin turbochargers, boosting power to 434 bhp (324 kW). The engine is equipped with a new direct-injection fuel system. Estimated fuel consumption for the hybrid system is 8 L/100km (29.4

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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A 32 kW traction motor—the transmission-mounted electric device (TMED)—works in tandem with the gasoline engine to produce 146 horsepower and 195 lb-ft (264 N·m) of torque. Because the high-voltage battery is both power and energy dense, engineers were able to use the downsized gasoline engine to maximize fuel economy and reduce emissions. Niro is targeting a combined fuel efficiency rating of 50 mpg (4.7

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Here Come the PHEVs

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With a range of hundreds of miles, the car will go farther than other electric cars coming to market. The new electric cars go only about 225 miles on a single charge at best. Granted, Fisker's car uses a little gas--something electric cars don't--but it won't burn much. Quantum works with a number of companies and government agencies on alternative fuel vehicles. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers.

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The Road to Independence

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But the next car bomb that successfully explodes at a major Saudi oil facility could send fuel pump prices above $5 or $6 per gallon. clip) Outcompeted by gasoline in the early days of the car, electricity is returning in the form of gasoline-electric hybrids that significantly reduce fuel use. Because plug-ins run on electric charge longer than most people drive daily, liquid fuel use could drop as much as 85 percent.

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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. Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Company says its focusing on gasoline and hydrogen.

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