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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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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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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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. Since making its debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries across the world. Developed from a fully electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV has an architecture consisting of a front electric motor, a rear electric motor and no gearbox.

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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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The real-world share of electric driving for PHEVs, on average, is about half the share considered in the type-approval values. Fleet managers should limit the available budget for gasoline or diesel and instead offer employees the option to re-charge plug-in hybrid vehicles easily and at low cost.

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New Volkswagen Passat GTE PHEV boosts electric range

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For longer distances and above 140 km/h (87 mh), the electric motor supports the Passat GTE’s efficient gasoline engine (TSI). The new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid features , under the new WLTP cycle, an electric range of up to 54 km (33.6 miles) (Variant) or 56 km (34.8 miles)(sedan). The battery’s energy capacity has been increased by 31% to a total of 13 kWh. The purely electric range of the predecessor—determined as an NEDC value (New European Driving Cycle)—was 50 km.

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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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Mitsubishi Motors to unveil small PHEV SUV concept with four motors and gas turbine range extender

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The light and compact PHEV drive system is optimized for the small SUV; a gas turbine engine-generator serves as a range-extender instead of the usual gasoline engine-generator. At the Tokyo Motor Show lather this month, Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will unveil the MI-TECH CONCEPT—a small plug-in hybrid SUV featuring a 4-motor 4WD system called Quad Motor with Dual Motor AYC (active yaw control) with 2-motors for both front and rear axle.

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Updated Gen7 BMW 5 Series sedan introduces new 48V MHEV system, more powerful PHEV

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288 hp 530e and 530e xDrive PHEV Sedans. A 181 hp 2.0-liter gasoline engine is complemented by a 107 hp electric drive unit, integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic transmission. BMW announced the updated, 2021 7 th generation 5 Series Sedan.

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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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Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Opel presented the new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version of the Grandland X. turbocharged gasoline engine and two electric motors for a system output of up to 300hp. The propulsion system of the Grandland X Hybrid4 comprises: A WLTP-certified, Euro 6d-TEMP-compliant 147 kW/200 hp, 1.6-litr†e turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder gasoline engine specially adapted to the hybrid application; and.

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BYD unveils Song PLUS mid-size SUV with new, more efficient 1.5L gasoline engine

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BYD intends for the Song PLUS to attack the mainstream SUV market in China synergistically with the Song Pro (introduced in 2019 in ICE, PHEV and EV versions). BYD has introduced the Song PLUS mid-size SUV at a launch event in Chengdu.

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Waterloo power management strategy greatly enhances durability of on-board fuel cells in FC-PHEV

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Fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (FC-PHEVs) can have extended range while utilizing cheap grid electricity, but has poor durability of onboard fuel cells due to dynamic loading. In this study, fuel cell durability is enhanced significantly for a novel configuration of FC-PHEVs with three fuel cell stacks through strategic power management by making each fuel cell stack work only at a fixed operating point (i.e.,

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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Its 42-mile EV range, its 600-mile total range and relatively low price tag have made the PHEV an instant smash hit. The obvious next step after creating a popular RAV4 PHEV would be stepping up to an all-electric version. Toyota has designed the PHEV to be VERY inexpensive to maintain.

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Chrysler to introduce PHEV models in 2016 and 2017 to meet ZEV requirements; new FCA gasoline engine family coming in 2015

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Chrysler Brand will launch two plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) over the next several years, said Al Gardner, President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand, during the FCA Investor Day presentations at Auburn Hills, Mi. One will be a PHEV version of the new Chrysler Town & Country minivan to be introduced in 2016; the second will be a PHEV version of a new full-size crossover vehicle to be introduced in 2017.

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Efficient Drivetrains develops PHEV SUV for Asian market

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EDI), a developer of plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) technologies spanning light- to heavy-duty classes ( earlier post ), has developed a new energy plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace. Based on EDI’s proprietary drivetrain technology, the SUV offers the highest performance for a PHEV in its class, the company said. EDI’s New Energy PHEV SUV. EDI’s PHEV SUV can be charged with a level 1 or 2 standard electric plug.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% Overall in 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on gasoline (58.9%, compared to 56.6% in hybrids (PHEV) posting strong gains (+76.5%

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