Mercedes launches new plug-in hybrid S 580 e; Gen4 hybrid system, 100 km electric range

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Mercedes-Benz is launching the new S 580 e plug-in hybrid, with which the fourth generation of the hybrid drive system is celebrating its premiere in the S-Class. Mercedes has also added the mild hybrid S 580 4MATIC. Hybrids Plug-ins

Rolls-Royce, Federal Ministry and the state of Brandenburg strengthen development of hybrid-electric aviation propulsion systems

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The partners agreed on the establishment of development, testing and production facilities, creating an industrial eco-system for hybrid-electric aviation propulsion systems in Dahlewitz and the Lusatia region. Aviation & Aerospace Engines Hybrids Market Background

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Flemish public transport operator orders 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses, upgrades 280 hybrids into e-hybrids

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De Lijn, the public transport operator (PTO) in the Flemish part of Belgium, is ordering 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses; further, the operator confirmed the upgrade of 280 if its current hybrid buses into e-hybrids. Bus Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins

Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend. 2021 Camry XSE Hybrid. Four hybrid grades – LE, XLE, SE, XSE (new).

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XSE

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The XSE trim is new to the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid, offering sporty styling cues that reinforce the value and appeal of this highly efficient five-passenger sedan. A sleeker, more slippery Camry Hybrid. Hybrid Efficiency. The 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes with these warranties.

Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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When paired with the new i-FORCE MAX system, the result is a combined hybrid performance output of 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft (790 N·m) of torque. During towing applications, the hybrid system provides additional power and torque. Hybrids Market Background

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Solaris introducing mild hybrid buses

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Solaris is introducing the Solaris Urbino mild hybrid. The first Urbino hybrid was displayed in 2006. Back then, Solaris was the first European producer offering a serially produced bus with a hybrid (diesel-electric) drive. However, the mild hybrid is a new solution.

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Audi unveils 500 kW series-hybrid RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

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Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron series hybrid, with which Audi will tackle the Dakar Rally in January 2022. Because there are no charging opportunities in the desert, Audi has chosen a series-hybrid design.

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UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

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California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The hybrid-hydrogen design of this new vessel represents an innovation in the maritime industry.

Rheinmetall wins order for electric coolant pumps for hybrid drives

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Delivery of the pumps, which are earmarked for installation in luxury hybrid vehicles with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines, is to be complete by 2024. Suitable for hybrid and standard internal combustion engines alike, they can also be used in battery- and fuel cell-powered vehicles.

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Hyundai adds 2022 Tucson Plug-In Hybrid and N Line models

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Hyundai is adding Plug-in Hybrid and N Line models to its 2022 Tucson line-up. Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid SUV models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively. Hyundai had already announced a hybrid version of the 2022 Tucson.

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San Francisco orders 30 El Dorado hybrid buses with Allison H40 EP systems

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Municipal Railway (Muni) has awarded a contract to ElDorado for 30 electric hybrid E-Z Rider II model heavy-duty 30-foot transit buses, which will feature the Allison H 40 EP hybrid propulsion system. Allison Transmission’s H 40/50 EP Series is a two-mode parallel hybrid transmission that has been proven to be a dependable and efficient system for buses and coaches. Bus Diesel Hybrids

Toyota Alabama sole producer of hybrid-electric twin-turbo V6 and twin-turbo V6 for new Tundra

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These new engines, a hybrid electric powered twin-turbo V6 engine and the gas-powered twin-turbo V6 engine, usher in the next era of powertrains being assembled in Huntsville. Engines Hybrids Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric to develop hybrid retrofit solution for mining trucks

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Rolls-Royce and Flanders Electric have agreed to develop a retrofit concept for hybridizing mining trucks that can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 30%. It integrates mtu engines, batteries and hybrid control systems, and Flanders drive train solutions. Heavy-duty Hybrids Mining Off-roa

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Ford unveils Maverick compact hybrid pickup truck starting at less than $20K

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Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with a full-hybrid powertrain and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas. Hybrids Market Background

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SEAT large SUV Tarraco e-HYBRID PHEV enters production

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SEAT continues to expand its range of electrified vehicles, as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week. The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship delivers a maximum power of 245PS (180kW), making it the most powerful Tarraco produced to date.

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Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex electric hybrid solution introduced in NYC Transit buses

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Allison Transmission’s eGen Flex, its next generation electric hybrid propulsion solution ( earlier post ), will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May. Bus Hybrids

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will cost less than Hybrid after EV tax credit

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Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will start at $40,535 (including destination) for the base SEL Convenience trim level, according to CarsDirect, which pulled the information from a recent order guide. Plug-In Hybrids

Mercedes-Benz supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group

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Mercedes-Benz is supplying 129 Citaro G hybrid 18m articulated buses to Belgium’s TEC Group. The Citaro G is a 48V mild hybrid. The Citaro G compact hybrid module reduces fuel consumption of articulated buses by up to 8.5%. 48V Bus Hybrids

Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines. Engines Hybrids LNG Ports and Marine

Hyliion introduces next-generation battery module for Class 8 hybrid systems; Toshiba LTO cells

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Building on Hyliion’s proprietary battery system, the battery module will be incorporated into the next evolution of Hyliion’s Hybrid system. The Hybrid system is already in service across North America including deployments with industry leading transportation and logistics fleets.

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Bombardier (now Alstom) to convert AGC hybrid trains to full battery power

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One of our first sustainable mobility solutions was a dual-mode Autorail à Grande Capacité (AGC) train, designed and developed by its Crespin site in France; the AGC was the world’s first hybrid train when it entered service in 2007. Batteries Conversions Electric (Battery) Hybrids Rail

Mercedes-AMG’s first performance hybrid entering series production

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The first performance hybrid from Mercedes-AMG—AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE—is entering series production for the European market, drawing upon technologies from Formula 1. Slight pressure on the accelerator pedal is all it takes to set the AMG Performance hybrid in motion.

Toyota launches all-new Aqua (Prius C) hybrid in Japan; bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery

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Batteries HybridsToyota Motor Corporation launched its all-new Aqua. The all-new Aqua is approximately 20% more fuel efficient (WLTC) than the previous generation; it combines outstanding fuel efficiency of 35.8

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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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7 Common Hybrid Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

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Smashing Through the Barriers To Hybrid Cars. Hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more common. The prototypical hybrid–the Toyota Prius. Hybrids Have Brand New, Untested Technology. Hybrid Cars Are Too Difficult To drive. Hybrids Are Too Expensive.

XL Fleet offering hybrid electric upfit for Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups

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is now offering its hybrid electric drive system for Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy duty pickup trucks. The XLH hybrid electric drive system is now available for select Ram 2500 / 3500 models with the 6.4L Conversions Hybrids Market BackgroundXL Fleet Corp.

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JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement to collaborate on development of test railway vehicles equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity. Workings of the fuel cell hybrid system.

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XL Fleet Introduces hybrid electric drive system upfit for Isuzu NPR-HD

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announced that its XL Hybrid electric drive system is now available as an upfit solution for the new Isuzu NPR-HD. XL Fleet’s hybrid electric drive system on the Isuzu NPR-HD. XL Fleet’s hybrid system on the Isuzu NPR-HD is now available for purchase throughout North America.

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Mercedes-AMG reveals performance hybrid and battery-electric AMG derivative strategy

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Mercedes-AMG laid out its new electrified drive strategy , which is based on two pillars: Performance hybrids with a completely independent drive concept under the technology label E PERFORMANCE. Performance hybrid with innovative AMG concept. This is a P3 hybrid configuration.).

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar for WEC

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has launched the all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The new Le Mans Hypercar regulations mean the GR010 HYBRID is a completely new car, designed to a different philosophy. Hybrids Motorsport

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IHS Markit: hybrids outperform EVs in US in April; overall electrification rate at 8.4%

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New analysis of the latest IHS Markit new vehicle registration data in the US indicates vehicles with a hybrid powertrain (both gasoline and electricity) are out-performing EVs, based on several metrics. In April, hybrids accounted for 6.1%

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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Aurora shows modified Toyota Sienna hybrid built for ride-hailing and powered by the Aurora Driver

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Aurora shared the first look of the Toyota Sienna hybrid powered by the Aurora Driver, designed for a convenient and comfortable ride-hailing experience. Autonomous driving Hybrids Mobility services Ridesharing

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CWind launches first hybrid-powered surface effect ship: CWind Pioneer

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The CWind Pioneer achieves this through a hybrid diesel and battery electric power system which enables the vessel to operate purely on battery power while in harbor or at standby in the windfarm, resulting in a decrease in fuel burn and CO 2. Diesel Hybrids Ports and Marine

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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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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. Toyota long ago made a commitment to hybrids, with the Prius being the most successful result of the company’s commitment to combining electricity and gasoline. Hybrid hauling people and things is our thing.

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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Under the terms of the agreement, XL Fleet and Curbtender will jointly develop a series of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial trucks for use in waste management applications. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-insXL Fleet Corp.

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IDTechEx: NiMH batteries still dominant in full hybrids, largely due to Toyota

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While the lithium-ion battery is dominant in battery-electric vehicles, NiMH batteries are still the most common in full hybrid vehicles (HEVs), according to a new report—“ Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle Markets 2021-2041 ”—from IDTechEx. Batteries Hybrids Market Background

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XL Fleet partners with NFI’s ARBOC to offer hybrid electric bus option

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one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system. ARBOC has sold 39 vehicles with the XL Hybrid system installed thus far in 2021. XL Fleet Corp.

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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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Renault and Geely sign MOU on joint cooperation in China and South Korean Markets focused on hybrids

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The focus will be on hybrid vehicles in the fast-growing Asian markets. In China, based on Geely Holding’s existing technologies and mature industrial footprint, both partners will jointly introduce Renault-branded hybrid vehicles. China Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Mercedes-Benz to deliver 100 Citaro hybrid buses to Atac in Rome

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Rome-based transport company, Atac, will receive 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid buses. When compared with conventional city buses with a combustion engine, the Citaro hybrid buses reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 8.5%. Bus Hybrids Sales