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

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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Mazda unveils CX-60 crossover in Europe; e-Skyactiv PHEV, 48V MHEVs

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The CX-60 is the first of Mazda’s Large Product group models, and offers (European specification model) e-Skyactiv PHEV, Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid system featuring a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder Skyactiv-G gasoline engine with a 100 kW electric motor and a 355V, 17.8

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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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of total passenger car sales in the EU, almost doubling their market share in a year, according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Gasoline and diesel cars. As a result, gasoline’s share of the EU car market shrank from 52.3%

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

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Sales of both models are starting now. 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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Kia unveils next-generation Niro; hybrid first, PHEV and BEV to follow

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The all-new Niro features a trio of state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) options. PHEV and BEV models will be revealed at a later date, closer to market launch.

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Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA). Sales nationally were down 23.5%.

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40-mpg pickup, Niro EV changes, Volvo PHEV sales, Tesla recalls: Today’s Car News

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The Ford Maverick hybrid shows a 40-mpg future for gasoline compact trucks that Toyota has inexplicably omitted. Kia carries the Niro EV over as anticipation builds for the EV6. We sum up recent Tesla recalls. And Volvo has been selling a lot of plug-in hybrids.

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Lexus passes cumulative global sales of 2M electrified vehicles; HEVs and BEV

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Lexus announced that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles—hybrids and battery-electric—at the end of April 2021. By 2025, Lexus will introduce 20 new or improved models, including more than 10 BEVs, PHEVs, and HEVs.

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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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Toyota BZ4X test drive, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Leaf, Civic Hybrid return, Wrangler PHEV sales: The Week in Reverse

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Which state is planning to form EV policy around those who use a lot of gasoline? Which brand teased two future electric sports cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 15, 2022.

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% of total new car sales across the region from October to December last year. 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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PHEVs Are A Great Solution For Many — But PHEV Incentives Need Fixing

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Like many issues and discussion topics today, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have become a divisive concept within the electric vehicle industry. People seem to either be fans of the dual-powertrain approach of PHEVs or have a huge disdain for them. The Knocks Against PHEVs.

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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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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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of total passenger car sales in the European Union, with registrations falling by 13.7% Gasoline car sales posted an even stronger drop (-24.3%), going from more than 1.7 This represents a market share of 47.5%, with gasoline going below the mark of 50% for the first time since 2016. With the exception of Cyprus, all EU markets saw declines in demand for gasoline cars during the three-month period, including the four major markets.

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California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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Rather than only true ZEVs, the numbers in the Executive Order and previous interpretations by the agencies indicate the goal is to be achieved by both BEVs that run only on electricity and combustion PHEVs that run on both electricity and gasoline.

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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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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. Escape debuted on North American roads for the 2001 model year; in its first full year on sale, Escape became America’s best-selling small SUV. 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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Mitsubishi Motors Outlander PHEV to go on sale in Japan in January

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin the sales of the new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at dealerships throughout Japan from 24 January 2013. The Outlander PHEV made its global debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Outlander PHEV G Premium Package. The Outlander PHEV will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of ¥3,324,000–¥4,297,000 (US$38,972–$50,380), including consumption tax. Plug-in hybrid drive system.

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

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It goes on sale in Japan December 16, but won't reach North America until the second half of 2022, as a 2023 model. The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid moves to the same platform gasoline Outlander models adopted for the 2022 model year.

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. Planned to go on sale within the next weeks for first deliveries to customers in early 2020, Opel’s first plug-in hybrid will contribute to the electrification of the German brand’s entire product portfolio by 2024.

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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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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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1, yet runs on regular-grade gasoline. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March ( earlier post ), features a larger 8.8 kWh battery pack for twice the electric range of its predecessor, as well as some enhancements to its powertrain, including a Toyota-first dual motor generator drive system. This uses both the electric motor and the generator for drive force, helping to boost acceleration performance.

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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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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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Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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The two launch engines are the D5 twin turbo diesel and the T6 supercharged and turbocharged gasoline unit. Volvo Cars also announced the release of a limited First Edition of its new flagship; the 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and will only be available for sale online at www.volvocars.com, beginning 3 Sep. Power and torque charts for the T6 gasoline unit (left) and the D5 diesel (right). Powertrain of the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine PHEV.

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Volvo Cars introducing production S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV at the Shanghai Motor Show; on sale next week

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Sales of the S60L T6 Twin Engine begin next week in China. The car is powered by a Drive-E four-cylinder 2–liter gasoline engine, linked to rear-axle drive 50 kW electric motor, powered by an energy-optimized 11.2 The S60L T6 Twin Engine is Volvo’s third production PHEV after the V60 diesel a and the XC90 T8. The gasoline engine and electric motor combine to deliver a total power output of 238 + 68 hp (or 350 + 200 N·m).

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. These trials have helped Ford and its customers to investigate the extent to which PHEVs can help to achieve urban air quality goals, whilst not compromising on productivity.

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. Although Honda’s presence at the Los Angeles Auto Show was dominated by the debut of the 2013 Civic, the company also announced that the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid, featuring Honda’s new two-motor system ( earlier post ) earned an EPA-certified 115 MPGe rating and will go on sale in New York and California on 15 January with an MSRP of $39,780. Click to enlarge.

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Lithium-ion battery capacity for new BEVs sold in US reached a record high in 2019

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With a 1% increase in sales and increasing battery pack size, all-electric vehicles (EVs) captured a record amount of total plug-in vehicle battery capacity sold in 2019, 17.4 PHEV sales decreased 32% from 2018 to 2019, about the same as the decrease in PHEV battery capacity.

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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.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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The BMW eDrive technology in the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance ensures its greenhouse potential (CO 2 e) is approximately 30% lower than that of the gasoline powered 740i over the full lifecycle of the car. The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) is in production and will arrive at US dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling.

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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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The plug-in hybrid system in the BMW X3 xDrive30e consists of a 4-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric motor. The new BMW X5 xDrive45e is now fitted with an in-line 6-cylinder gasoline engine adapted on a model-specific basis combined with an electric motor, with a system output that is now increased to 290 kW/394 hp. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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The month saw growth for gasoline and battery-electric registrations, up 3.0% AFV registrations (BEV, PHEV, HEV) declined 11.8% This technological innovation has led to a growing range of powertrain options, including advanced low emission gasolines and diesels, and an ever-greater number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen cars. Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV going on sale in US in the fall; early EPA rating estimates at 55 MPGe

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The gasoline engine and electric motor put out 308 horsepower (230 kW )and produce 332 lb-ft (450 N·m) of torque, enough to propel the X5 xDrive40e from 0-60 mph in 6.5 The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will arrive in US showrooms in the fall of 2015. With a 9.0 kWh Li-ion battery pack, the newest BMW SAV can travel approximately 13 miles on all-electric power.

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NHTSA vs Tesla, Honda Clarity PHEV, EV sales, electric conversions: Today's Car News

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Honda focuses sales of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in California. New forecasts peg 2037 as the year EV sales will overtake gasoline worldwide. The NHTSA sent Tesla another letter asking it stop using misleading safety claims for the Model 3. And readers are still in favor of electric-car conversions in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on. Today in Car News

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Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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Ford is extending its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne. The study, which is also testing Ford PHEVs on the streets of London and Valencia, Spain, aims to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators. The connected PHEVs will then automatically switch to low-emission mode when they enter these updated zones.

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Mitsubishi Motors to supply 635 Outlander PHEVs to National Police of Ukraine

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that through its local importer and distributor MMC Ukraine, MMC will supply the National Police of Ukraine with 635 units of the Outlander PHEV. As part of its policy to reduce CO 2 and greenhouse gas emissions using the Green Investment Scheme under the Kyoto Protocol, the Ukrainian government will use the Outlander PHEVs as police vehicles. Mitsubishi has extensively revised the Outlander PHEV for 2017.

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Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid Outlander going on sale in Russia in September

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At the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014, Mitsubishi presented its four-wheel drive SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Outlander PHEV ( earlier post ); sales of the Outlander PHEV will start in Russia from September, 2014. The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling plug-in in Europe. Sales figures from EV Sales.). Concept GC-PHEV is a next-generation full-size PHEV SUV with full-time 4WD.

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