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. XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept.

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Audi of America introduces 2015 A3 Sedan with gasoline engines; diesel and PHEV coming

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TFSI gasoline-fueled powertrains. The A3 Sedan will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel, the high-performance S3 Sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid (PHEV). Audi of America introduced the all-new 2015 A3 Sedan with both the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 Earlier post.)

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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. Developed by Peugeot Sport teams, the 500-bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain features two electric motors (one front and one rear) plus a 270 hp gasoline engine, yielding peak torque of 730 N·m (538 lb-ft).

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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. An ion is an electrically-charged atom, linking to the car’s clever combination of electrified powertrains. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Audi pricing 2015 A3 sedan starting at $29,900 in US; diesel, PHEV coming

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It will be joined later in 2014 by the recently announced Audi A3 Cabriolet; A3 TDI clean diesel; the high-performance S3 sedan; and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Audi of America announced that base pricing for the 2015 A3 sedan in the US will start at $29,900. The A3 represents the entry level to the Audi brand. The A3 sedan also plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family.

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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. Four electric models will be introduced by 2021, the first of which will reach the market in 2019. a 60 km (37-mile) driving range in all-electric mode. Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. 2.5-Liter Inline 4-cylinder, Gasoline. kW motor, Gasoline-Electric. Something for Everyone.

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CMU study explores optimizing PHEV design and allocation to minimize life cycle cost, petroleum consumption, and GHG emissions

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The study by Dr. Jeremy Michalek and colleagues found that while a fleet with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with universal high electric range (i.e., 87 miles all electric) minimizes petroleum consumption, minimum lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are achieved with a mix of low-range (~25 miles) and mid-range (40-50 miles) PHEVs. At a 10% discount rate, Li-ion pack cost must fall below $410/kWh for PHEVs to be part of the least-cost solution.

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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. As proof, Audi is poised to release the Metroproject Quattro concept, a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid four-seater designed to make life difficult for the Mini Cooper.

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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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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). Since then, more than 37,500 Audi TDI vehicles have been sold in the US, delivering an average of 30% better fuel economy and range than their gasoline counterparts (based on EPA fuel economy estimates).

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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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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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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. The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, the first PHEV police vehicle from Ford, is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle. 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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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).

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. The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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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. The platform underpinning the Niro was specifically engineered to accommodate the gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

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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. Electricity efficiency.

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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. Nissan also expects to sell a lineup of electric vehicles globally by 2012. Nissan, he said, aims to sell vehicles that are "pure electric, zero emission.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

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I f there is any doubt that GM is serious about PHEVs, here is one more story that indicates that they are indeed very serious. 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. more The Volt is charged at a household outlet and uses an on- board engine to generate electricity when the battery runs down during travel.

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Toyota Plug In

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T oyota President Katsuaki Watanabe made his company's intentions clear yesterday about PHEVs. Japan and Europe by 2010 , under a widespread "green" strategy outlined today.The ecological gas-electric vehicles, which can be recharged from a home electrical outlet , will target leasing customers, Toyota Motor Corp. Such plug-in hybrids can run longer as an electric vehicle than regular hybrids, and are cleaner.

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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.

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The Volvo Recharge

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A nother major manufacturer is unveiling their PHEV at a car show. 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. Four electric motors , one at each wheel, provide independent traction power. This time, it's Volvo. Here's the story from duemotori.com.

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McKinsey Report Finds 47% Reduction in Global Automotive Emissions Feasible by 2030; Timely Action By All Stakeholders Required

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The three paths differ according to the propulsion technology they emphasize: Hybrid and electric technologies; Internal combustion engine technologies; and. Mixture of hybrid, electric and internal combustion engine technologies. Calculations of well-to-wheel emissions from the electrification of vehicles assume an aggressive reduction in the carbon intensity of electricity generation, from approximately 600 to 250 tonnes CO 2 e per gigawatt-hour.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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