2021 Audi A7 plug-in hybrid fastback: US details confirmed

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Audi is adding a third plug-in hybrid model to its United States lineup. The A7 plug-in hybrid uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with an. Plug-In Hybrids

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Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive.

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All 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models recalled for fire risk

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid—a plug-in hybrid minivan—over concerns of a fire risk relating to the 12-volt accessory battery connection. Plug-In Hybrids

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Australian startup H2X launches to produce hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles

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Australian startup H2X has launched with the mission of producing a range of hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles targeting different applications and markets. The hybrid concept mixes hydrogen fuel cell, battery, and supercapacitors according to what is best suited to each application.

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Airbus and RollsRoyce end E-Fan X hybrid-electric aircraft initiative

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Launched in 2017, the E-Fan X project sought to develop a near-term hybrid-electric flight demonstrator for commercial aircraft. Vittadini said that the E-Fan X project provided insights for the future, including: Series-hybrid-electric propulsion. Aviation Electric (Battery) Hybrids

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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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The 2021 Kia Sorento could get hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, marking the first time electrified powertrains have been offered in Kia's midsize crossover. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime first drive review: The way a plug-in hybrid should be

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Right about the time I’d passed 30 miles of all-electric driving with the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, I knew this experience was going to be different. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid: 23 electric miles, but worse mpg than non-hybrid

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One by one, BMW is repositioning its plug-in hybrids for more electric range, better refinement, and stronger performance than the previous generation of PHEVs. Plug-In Hybrids

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2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid rated at 37 electric miles, starts below $35,000

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The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid has been rated at 37 all-electric miles, Ford announced on Monday. One key difference for the Escape Plug-In Hybrid versus the Ford Escape Hybrid is that the plug-in doesn’t offer all-wheel drive. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: 42-mile plug-in could cost less than RAV4 Hybrid

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime starts with the top-selling full-hybrid vehicle in the U.S. market, and adds plug-in hybrid capability for an anticipated 42 miles—3 miles more than previously estimated—of all-electric driving. Plug-In Hybrids

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Danfoss Editron powering UK’s first hybrid crew transfer vessels

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Danfoss Editron has been selected by Danish shipbuilder and operator MHO-Co to deliver the drivetrain systems that will power the UK’s first two hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTV). Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets.

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Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid rated for lower highway mpg than non-hybrid

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Plug-in hybrids let you go mostly electric on the commute while also saving fuel—and gas money—en route to weekend destinations, without the charging infrastructure worries of a fully electric vehicle. Plug-In Hybrids

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New Ford F-150 offering full hybrid powertrain option

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The 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid V6 powertrain is targeted to deliver the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup. Hybrids Market BackgroundFord has revealed its all-new F-150 pickup.

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New Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid with Gen 4 hybrid technology delivers EPA-estimated 100 MPGe combined, 37 miles AER

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The new Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, with a fourth-generation technology system, offers a best-in-class EPA-estimated economy rating of 100 MPGe combined and an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range. The Escape Plug-In Hybrid starts under $35,000 MSRP.

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Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Toyota West Virginia rolls its first hybrid transaxle off production line; $226M investment

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After more than two years of preparation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) produced Toyota’s first hybrid transaxle in North America this previous week. Hybrids Manufacturing Transmissions Vehicle Systems

Toshiba showcasing hybrid-diesel-battery locomotive demonstrator

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Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH (TRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solution (TISS), Toshiba Group’s core group in the infrastructure business, will showcase Toshiba’s modular diesel electric hybrid locomotives at Transport Logistic 2019 this week.

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Why GM has put hybrids—and the Chevy Volt—in its past

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Just a year ago, GM changed its tune about the possibility of hybrids—and plug-in hybrids like the much-loved Chevrolet Volt—in the company’s near-term future. Put simply, GM was finished with hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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All American Marine launches new hybrid catamaran

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USCG Subchapter T, hybrid-electric passenger vessel was designed by Glosten in Seattle, and will serve as a water taxi, transporting 150 passengers between Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Annapolis Washington. HybridsAll American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit.

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Honda to launch motorcycle hybrid system-equipped PCX HYBRID scooter

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Honda’s latest addition to its PCX series of scooters is the PCX HYBRID, the world’s first mass-produced motorized scooter (125cc or less) equipped with a motorcycle hybrid system. 48V Hybrids

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Hyundai drops the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid for 2020

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in the new version of the Sonata Hybrid—rather than the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid—seemed like a good albeit puzzling move. Now the reason is apparent: There will be no Plug-In Hybrid for the new. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid SUV: More power, more than double the electric range

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The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e is the second generation of the German automaker's mid-size plug-in hybrid SUV. Estimated EPA range will increase to 30 miles, up from 14 miles for the previous-generation X5 plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids

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Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe: 52 miles electric, then 26 mpg combined

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Electric range and efficiency ratings for the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe are in. The luxury coupe boasts one of the longest electric ranges of any plug-in hybrid currently on sale, but with less-impressive efficiency ratings. Plug-In Hybrids

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Chevrolet launches New Orlando variants with 48V mild hybrid technology in China

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Chevrolet launched five new Orlando variants in China featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. They add a 48V mild hybrid system consisting of a 48V motor, 48V power battery, power management module and hybrid control unit. 48V China Hybrids

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BAE Systems to supply 435 Series-E hybrid systems for New York City buses

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New York City Transit Authority has selected BAE Systems to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. Bus Fleets Hybrids

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Subaru introducing its first plug-in hybrid in US; Crosstrek Hybrid

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Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US. Priced at $34,995 plus $975 for destination and delivery, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid is the most efficient version of the versatile compact SUV. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Aramco, KAUST team finds hybrid gasoline compression-ignition architecture can reduce GHG 26-55% vs. conventional SI

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They contrasted 4 hybrids against conventional fuels/engines and a comparable battery electric vehicle using regionally-explicit power mixes in the 3 biggest automotive markets worldwide (China, US and Europe). WTW GHG reduction ranges afforded by the different GCI hybrid architectures.

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Toyota unveils 2021 Venza crossover, hybrid powertrain standard

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The all-new 2021 Venza comes equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. The Venza brings the number of Toyota Hybrids available to 10—Mirai makes it 11 electrified vehicles—for 2021, more than any other brand.

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Volkswagen offering first plug-in hybrid drive for the Arteon product line

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Volkswagen will offer a plug-in hybrid drive generating 160 kW (218 PS) for the updated Arteon product line for the first time, in addition to offering TSI (gasoline) and (in some markets) TDI (diesel) options. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020). With all-wheel drive and the powerful hybrid system (700 N·m torque), the Touareg R is designed for a superior maximum trailer weight of up to 3.5

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim. This is the first time the Sonata Hybrid has been shown in North America. Hybrids

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2021 BMW 530e plug-in hybrid: Quicker, but will it go more electric miles?

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For 2021, the plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 5-Series sport sedan, the 530e, might no longer be the slowest-accelerating model in the U.S. BMW has ambitious targets for plug-in hybrids and. Plug-In Hybrids

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In UK, Beacon Rail Leasing contracts for 15 Clayton Equipment hybrid shunting locomotives

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Clayton Equipment, the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes, has agreed a contract with Beacon Rail Leasing for the supply of 15 Hybrid CBD90 shunting locomotives along with options for a period of three years.

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Review update: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid trolls coal

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That was my reaction when I first heard that the fastest Porsche SUV ever was also a plug-in hybrid with what Porsche claimed to be meaningful all-electric range. Plug-In HybridsYou’ve got to be kidding.

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Land Rover plug-in hybrid lineup expands with downsized engine, bigger battery

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Land Rover is launching a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, based around a downsized 3-cylinder engine, that promises greater fuel economy and more electric range than the British automaker's current models. Plug-In Hybrids

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Lightning Hybrids’ lightweight composite accumulator for hydraulic hybrid systems

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Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses ( earlier post ), has provided some detail and background on a core component of its system: the hydraulic accumulator, or “mechanical battery”.

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MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter hybrid RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. Hansen, the new RoRos will be among the first examples of a new series of hybrid vessels. Engines Hybrids Ports and Marine

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity.

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Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid specs and features revealed—for Europe

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The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first time one has been offered in Hyundai's mid-size family crossover. Plug-In Hybrids

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New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. For the first time, the Jazz will be sold exclusively across Europe with an advanced hybrid powertrain. Europe Hybrids

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2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets more electric range, new home-charging options

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The 2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets a redesign, migrating to the G20-generation 3-Series platform and gaining more electric range in the process. Plug-In Hybrids

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SEAT launches all-new Leon; gasoline, diesel, CNG, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid; €1.1B investment

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The new-generation compact car benefits from gasoline (TSI); diesel (TDI); compressed natural gas (TGI); mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) units. Plug-in hybrids. The fourth-generation Leon also includes an advanced plug-in hybrid variant.

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California hybrid sales surged in 2019, as plug-in hybrids tumbled and EV growth slowed

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With most numbers for vehicle sales in 2019 now tallied, it appears to have been the year in which hybrids got a second wind, electric vehicle growth stumbled, and plug-in hybrids started to fall out of favor.

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