Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV.

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2022 KIA Sorento PHEV joins hybrid, gasoline models

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The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to Kia’s ambitious ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy and the fourth-generation Sorento model range, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms.

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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Volkswagen unveiled the new eight-generation Golf GTI, the Golf GTD and the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid via a live stream event, in place of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show. The new Golf GTI is powered by a 180 kW (245 PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged direct injection engine (EA888 evo4).

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Mitsubishi Motors to launch new Outlander PHEV with new-generation PHEV system in US in 2H 2022

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander crossover SUV with a new-generation PHEV system. The gasoline model of the all-new Outlander was released in North America in April 2021. With improved motor output and increased battery capacity over the current model, the all-new Outlander PHEV model delivers more powerful road performance and greater driving range. The Outlander PHEV debuted globally in 2013.

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Jeep introduces first PHEV Grand Cherokee: 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe with 25 miles AER

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The 4xe PHEV technology targets an estimated 25 miles (40 km) of all-electric range and 57 MPGe and offers: 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

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New SEAT Leon first model of the brand to offer five different powertrain technologies: gasoline, diesel, MHEV, PHEV and CNG

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The all-new SEAT Leon offers five different powertrain technologies: gasoline (TSI); diesel (TDI); mild-hybrid (eTSI); plug-in hybrid (eHybrid); and compressed natural gas (TGI).

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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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Lexus introduces its first PHEV with new 2nd-generation NX

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Under the “Lexus Electrified” initiative, the new NX accelerates the proliferation of electrified models by being Lexus’ first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV); the NX is also offered as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV. PHEV and HEV. PHEV system.

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DOE tool allows consumers to estimate localized upstream greenhouse gas emissions for EVs and PHEVs

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The upstream and tailpipe GHG emissions for an average new gasoline vehicle. For PHEVs, results include both upstream and tailpipe emissions.

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MIT team proposes flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine PHEV long-haul trucks

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In a paper being presented at WCX SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit this week, a team from MIT is proposing the use of a flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine approach for a series-hybrid powertrain for long-haul Class 8 trucks. Compared to a diesel engine vehicle, a gasoline-powered vehicle produces only a tenth as much nitrogen oxide (NO x ) pollution, a major component of air pollution.

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New top model PHEV in the BMW 5 Series

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With an increase from two to five models featuring innovative plug-in hybrid drive by November 2020, the new BMW 5 Series offers the largest range of PHEVs within one BMW Group model series.

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Road Test: 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

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The 2021 Kia Niro PHEV is one of three electrified Niro models to choose from, alongside a hybrid and a pure battery electric version. Clean Fleet Report drove the Niro PHEV EX Premium, and came away with a good feeling about this compact crossover that can deliver a 560-mile driving range.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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We have identified further potential here which our DHT [Dedicated Hybrid Transmission] technology for cost-effective PHEVs is designed to leverage. With a view to cutting CO 2 emissions, PHEVs are a form of electric mobility which deserves to become much more successful in the future.

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New battery-electric vehicles take 5.7% share in Europe in Q1; hybrids 18.4%, gasoline 42.2% , diesel 23.2%

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Sales of traditional fossil-fuel cars continued to decrease in the European Union, although gasoline and diesel still made up 65.4% Gasoline and diesel cars. Similarly, demand for gasoline cars continued its downward trend, with sales decreasing by 16.9%

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SEAT large SUV Tarraco e-HYBRID PHEV enters production

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And when using both electric and gasoline engines, the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID can reach up to 730 km (454 miles). SEAT continues to expand its range of electrified vehicles, as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week.

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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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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. 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., air emissions and oil displacement benefits) in the near term per dollar spent than PHEVs and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) with large battery packs providing longer electric range.

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BMW fitting all gasoline and PHEV models in Germany with particulate filters for Euro 6d-TEMP compliance

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As of July 2018, all BMW gasoline and plug-in hybrid models available in Germany will be fitted as standard with a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) and thus will comply with the exhaust standard Euro 6d-TEMP. BluePerformance Technology including SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection has been a standard feature of all BMW diesel models since March 2018.

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DOE: MY2016 PHEV median full range longer than gasoline vehicle median range

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled figures showing that although most electric vehicles (EV) have shorter ranges than gasoline vehicles, there are EVs with ranges equal to or greater than some gasoline-powered models. Further, the median range for plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) is 440 miles (708.11 km)—longer than the 412-mile median range for gasoline models (including conventional hybrids).

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PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan ( earlier post ), PSA Group will focus on diversifying its offerings with plug-in hybrid gasoline systems and next-generation electric powertrains. At the same time, the Group will continue to develop next-generation internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel.

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BYD debuts DM-i PHEV technology and 1.5L Xiaoyun Engine; 43% BTE

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Xiaoyun engine, which is dedicated for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). After defining new performance standards for PHEVs with its DM-p technology, BYD is prioritizing ultra-efficient fuel consumption with the DM-i technology. With a Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) of 43%, it stands as the highest thermally efficient gasoline engine in production. Among these, the path for PHEVs shows immense potential.

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BMW launches Gen2 X5 PHEV in US: X5 xDrive45e

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The combined power of the new PHEV drivetrain is 389 hp, a bump of 81 hp over the previous generation. This fully automatic setting allows the advanced electronics to determine the most efficient or performance-oriented combined use of gasoline and electric power based on driver input.

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Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs

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The pumps will be installed in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in the Chinese plants of the customer. Especially for today’s downsized gasoline engines, the electric pumps are also useful since they always guarantee an adequate vacuum level, for example for boosting braking power.

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Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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While Volvo offers a T5 turbocharged model and T6 turbocharged and supercharged model of the gasoline-only XC90, it’s the T8 that’s the focus here. News: Mazda Intros the MX-30 EV & Promises PHEV Variants. Road Testing: Comparing EVs, PHEVs and HEVs.

DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in. The gasoline displacement from EV versus PHEV was split almost evenly in 2012 and 2013 but EV accounted for two-thirds of the gasoline displacement by 2018.

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Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door A7 Sportback coupe as a powerful, efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The drivetrain of the new plug-in hybrid Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro comprises a turbocharged 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 185 kW (252 PS) and 370 N·m (272.9 The A7 PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 The A7 PHEV starts by default in EV mode.

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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.

2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid gets 32 electric miles—more than other three-row PHEV SUVs

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The 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid will join hybrid and gasoline versions of the three-row crossover SUV in showrooms later this year, Kia confirmed Wednesday in a press release.

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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The new Jeep 4xe models follow the introduction of the Jeep Grand Commander PHEV in China last year. The Jeep brand has introduced its new Wrangler 4xe plug-oin hybrid. Jeep Wrangler 4xe models will be available in Europe, China and the United States by early 2021.

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Tech: Don’t Believe These 5 Plug-In Hybrid Myths!

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Diffusing Disinformation on PHEVs. The rise of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have fans professing its technological wonders, while looking down at plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs). With that said, this has led to the debate of which ones are better: BEVs or PHEVs.

2021 BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV sedans priced in US starting at $44,550 and $46,550

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BMW is introducing the BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV sedans ( earlier post ) in the US with an MSRP of $44,550 for 330e and $46,550 for 330e xDrive sedan plus $995 Dest.

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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Tucson gasoline and hybrid models will begin availability for the US market in spring 2021, with plug-in models available in summer 2021. The Hybrid powertrain 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine produces an estimated 177 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft.

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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The TSI engine (turbocharged gasoline engine) is automatically switched on at higher speeds—depending on the activated hybrid mode, driving profile or charge level of the battery.

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric drive specially developed for this model. The gasoline engine delivers a peak output of 92 kW/125 hp and a maximum torque of 220 N·m. The BMW Group is introducing a further plug-in hybrid model—the new BMW X1 xDrive25e—a subcompact crossover. An electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles).

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DOE: Smaller SUVs are better for the environment, EVs and PHEVs better yet

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Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles already produce lower overall emissions than the average gasoline small SUV, and have a pathway to further reducing emissions, according to a recent Department of Energy report.

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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An iconic sedan gets electrified: the BMW 330e PHEV offers 22 e-miles

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If you’re searching for a BMW PHEV, chances are you’ll find a vehicle to fit your needs. By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO BMW is in the process of building its cars on “integrated” platforms that allow all its gas, EV and PHEV models to be fabricated on the same assembly lines.

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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. The Engelberg Tourer takes MMC’s Twin Motor PHEV system fostered and developed in the Outlander PHEV and, using next-generation electrification and all-wheel control technologies, evolves it. Global sales of the Outlander PHEV increased 64.3%

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US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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EV refers to all-electric vehicles while PHEV refers to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which can be plugged in to draw electricity from an external source but also have a gasoline engine.

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV revealed: With bigger battery, will it top 42-mile RAV4 Prime?

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The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid moves to the same platform gasoline Outlander models adopted for the 2022 model year. The redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid was revealed Thursday in an online event.

2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Gasoline engine-powered models as well as the standard hybrid are available with all-wheel drive. Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show.

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BMW presenting three new PHEV 3-Series models, two new 48V MHEV M diesels at Geneva show

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The intelligently controlled interaction of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor integrated in the 8-speed Steptronic transmission produces a system output of 185 kW/252 hp in the BMW 330e Touring, BMW 330e xDrive Sedan and BMW 330e xDrive Touring.

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Mitsubishi to introduce 2019 Outlander PHEV at Geneva; redesigned powertrain

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the upcoming Geneva show. The new PHEV will be introduced to the European market towards the end of the year. MMC launched the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric Twin Motor SUV in 2013. The Outlander PHEV has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Of all the emerging technologies, gasoline direct injection (GDI) has seen the highest level of adoption among manufacturers, reaching 51% for the 2018 model year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline hybrid vehicles accounted for 4%, while plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell vehicles had a combined total of 3%. Emerging technologies include turbo, GDI, CVT, 7+Gears, CD, StopStart, Hybrid, and PHEV/EV/FCV.,

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