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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Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

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Green Fuel Gasoline electric utilities energy natural gas renewable energyThe cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and fall, but most industry analysts suggest that the emergence of North American production has loosened OPEC's ability to set prices unilaterally. Still, we hear less about the.

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Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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To be positioned at the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX will feature three powertrains including Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid. Acura will unveil three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including a new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle, and a concept version of the next generation Acura NSX super car.

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Filling up a Prius vs. Plugging In a RAV4 EV

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per 100 miles Prius: Fill up at multi-national corporate outpost RAV4 EV: Fill up at home with solar electricity or cheap, abundant, night-time power Prius: Hang around toxic fumes while filling up RAV4 EV: Margaritas all around Hat tip to Darell at evnut.com.

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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.

Peugeot L500 R Hybrid PHEV racing concept

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Peugeot has designed a new gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid racing concept: the L500 R Hybrid.

2016 94

Upcoming Toyota Prius C '94-MPG' Compact Hybrid Now Has A Name: Aqua

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According to Reuters News Service, the Nikkei business daily reports that the compact gasoline electric hybrid will achieve a gas mileage of 94 mpg The Prius family of hybrid cars from Toyota is going to get a little bigger as of January when the Japanese automaker will launch a new compact hybrid car for the Japanese market: the 2012 Toyota Aqua.

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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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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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Prius the top new vehicle badge in California in 2012; state accounted for 26.2% of Prius sales in US

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This continues the trend shown by the state’s consumers who are adopting gasoline-electric hybrid technology and putting more of these vehicles on the road, Toyota commented. According to R.L Polk, the Prius family cars (Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius Plug-in, and Prius c) accounted for 61,893 vehicles registered in California in 2012, making Prius the Nº 1 vehicle badge sold in the state.

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2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

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Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and economy, they allow luxury buyers to avoid the compromises that might otherwise be associated with making a luxury vehicle more fuel efficient--like sacrificing power or

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. Once the battery runs down, the vehicle is powered by its gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant with a range surpassing 500 miles.

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Toyota to show new GRMN hybrid concept at Nürburgring

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will show the GRMN (GAZOO Racing tuned by MN) Sports Hybrid Concept II, a convertible mid-ship gasoline-electric hybrid concept, at the 39 th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race to be held near Nürburg, Germany, from 23–26 June.

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MSNBC Plug-In Vote

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The vehicles take gasoline-electric hybrids to another level, allowing drivers to plug them in for a few hours to charge the batteries and then drive solely on electric power for up to 60 miles. MSNBC is carrying the story and it is offering an online vote.

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Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

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is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline version, while keeping costs down. Nissan Motor Co. We're aiming for an improvement of 60 to 90 percent," said Koichi Hayasaki, chief engineer of Nissan's rear-wheel-drive hybrid system, using a

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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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced at $33,745, Cheaper Than Prius Plug-In

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It’s official: not only does the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in hybrid travel further in all-electric mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, but it will cost less too. As Ford detailed last night, its first plug-in hybrid will retail for $33,750, has a combined gasoline + electric range of 550 miles, is expected to get a combined

2012 Plug-in Toyota Prius: What Do You Want To Know?

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Toyota may have started the hybrid revolution with its original Prius, the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car and the vehicle which quickly became the eco badge of honor for celebrities and city dwellers alike. But ten years after the first Prius rolled into the U.S., Toyota is now playing green car catchup, with its 2012 Toyota

Toyota to begin hybrid powertrain production in US; $374M investment in 5 plants

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Toyota remains the world leader in gasoline-electric hybrids, surpassing 3 million sales in the US and 10 million globally. Toyota is expanding the production of its hybrid powertrains to the US. Toyota will invest $373.8

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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

Toyota Introduces 'Prius Plug-in Hybrid' into Key Markets

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Per previously announced plans, Toyota now officially announces the imminent availability of a plug-in version of their 3rd generation Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle. Approximately 600 units will be leased to government and business fleets in the United States, Europe and Japan through the first half of 2010. Experience gained through

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E85 vehicles dominated US share of alternative fueled and hybrid vehicles made available in 2009

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The majority of these E85 units are intended for private use as traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, the EIA notes. The estimated inventory of AFVs in use by fleets in the US excludes gasoline and electric hybrids. E85 consumption: 71,213 thousand gasoline-equivalent gallons.

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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.

JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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Growth was driven by increased demand for gasoline, electric and hybrid vehic—and the ongoing strong performance of SUVs. Gasoline vehicle sales rose to 619,300 units, accounting for 51.5% In contrast, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) reported the second highest market share ever recorded in October 2017, with 66,000 electric and hybrid vehicles registered. This shift has boosted gasoline and AFV registrations.

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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

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Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars to the masses. Recently however, automakers like BMW have used full hybrid technology to give high performance luxury cars like the 5-Series a gas mileage boost without

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Variations On Cheaper Hybrid Tech To Help MPG, Efficiency

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The market for gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars is expected to grow over the next few years, but they aren't the only energy-efficient vehicles expected to become more popular. Also looking at an increase in popularity are micro-hybrids and mild hybrids, according to a Lux Research report. According to MarketWatch, the Lux report

Audi A3 TDI Sportback makes US debut at New York Show

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The A3 TDI Sportback will join the new A3 family being introduced over the next 18 months—the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, the high-performance S3 Sedan and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV).

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

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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. Toyota's Prius, the best-known and best-selling gas-electric car in the United States, drops from a 60 mpg rating under the current system to 48 miles per gallon in the city under the 2008 testing procedure -- a 20 percent decline Its highway mileage rating falls about 12 percent, to 45 mpg.

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2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Unlike dedicated hybrids without a comparable gas-only version, the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid carries its gasoline-electric powertrain in a body that looks just like the conventional Highlander mid-size crossover utility vehicle. It’s a family-friendly hybrid utility vehicle, spacious and well-equipped, though hardly a car for the

One More For The Dead-Hybrid List: RIP Nissan Altima Hybrid

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Add one more to the list of hybrid cars that have been sent off to the great gasoline-electric graveyard in the sky. Nissan will end production of its Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year. Launched in late 2007, the hybrid version of the Nissan Altima used Nissan's own four-cylinder engine mated to the Hybrid Synergy Drive system licensed

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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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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. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles.

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Three Different Electrified Ford Focus Models To Be Built At Single Michigan Plant

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It’s well documented that Ford is planning an all-electric version of its new global Focus--heck, we’ve even test driven a very early prototype based on the previous generation car. But what isn’t that well known is that there will be two other electrified versions of the new Focus: a gasoline-electric hybrid and a more advanced

Toyota to Sell Vehicle Audible System for Prius

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin sales in Japan on 30 August of an onboard device designed to alert pedestrians and others audibly to the presence of a quiet vehicle, such as a gasoline-electric hybrid. The onboard device automatically emits a synthesized sound of an electric motor when the Prius is operating as an electric vehicle at speeds up to approximately 25 km/h (15.5

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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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Sales of plug-ins in France in 2012 reached 5,663 units for cars and 3,651 for LCVs

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AVERE-France, the French hybrid and electric vehicle association, reports that sales of electric vehicles in France reached 5,663 units for cars (VP) and 3,651 units for commercial vehicles (LCV) in 2012, increasing 115% and 117%, respectively, against the 2011 results. France represents 35% of electric sales VP in Europe in 2012, ahead of Norway (15%) and Germany (13%), according to AVERE-France.

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2012 Infiniti M35h Set For 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

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Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but neither brand is shying away from launching a new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles. Infiniti has fired the latest round in the battle for hybrid supremacy with the unveiling of a new hybrid version of its latest M sedan, the 2012 Infiniti

Infiniti Looking At Adding Hybrid Tech To Other Models

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The upcoming 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sedan will be the first vehicle featuring Nissan's own proprietary gasoline-electric hybrid system. If you don't recall, Nissan has sold a hybrid vehicle before, in the form of the Altima Hybrid, but this model relied on technology borrowed from Toyota. As for the new M35h, it will be one of the most advanced

No Diesel Option Planned For 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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This is because modern diesel engines, especially in turbocharged form, offer similar performance to their gasoline counterparts but with much better fuel economy. Some models are even more fuel efficient than comparable gasoline-electric hybrids, but still the In Europe, more than half of the new cars sold feature a diesel engine of some form.

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Nissan's New Hybrid System Will Double Mileage Of Gasoline-Only Models

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Nissan (and its Infiniti luxury division) may have been late to the table when it comes to hybrids but the Japanese automaker is boasting that its new generation of gasoline-electric vehicles will smash the competition out of the water. Nissan claims that its first vehicle fitted with its own proprietary hybrid technology will be able to double

Toyota begins production of current model Prius in China

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established with China FAW Group Corporation in China’s Sichuan Province, has begun production of the third-generation Prius”gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle at its Changchun Plant. Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., a joint vehicle-production company. Sales of the vehicle will begin in early 2012. Production of the Prius began in China in 2005, marking the first time the vehicle was produced outside Japan. In 2010, GAC Toyota Motor Co.,