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

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

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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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Rolls-Royce generator delivered for megawatt-level hybrid-electric propulsion system for aerospace

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The generator that will be at the heart of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace has arrived for installation at Rolls-Royces’s specialist testbed. On completion of testing, we will have a basis for megawatt-level power for future hybrid aircraft.

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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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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 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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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%

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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2022 Lexus NX: 36-mile plug-in hybrid, 36-MPG hybrid help normalize electrified luxury

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In the not-too-distant past, Lexus has leaned on marketing to portray hybrid models that plug in as second-class. As Lexus’ Plug-In Hybrids

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Plug-in hybrids top 20% of Volvo's US sales

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Volvo's plug-in hybrids are steadily gaining market share. As part of its monthly sales recap, the automaker announced Monday that plug-in hybrids accounted for 20.8% The number was even higher in California, where plug-in hybrids accounted for 47.7% Plug-In Hybrids

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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Maersk selects Wärtsilä HY Module hybrid solution for AHTS vessel conversion

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Wärtsilä will supply its Wärtsilä HY Module , a containerized hybrid battery power and energy storage system to Maersk Supply Service, the Denmark-based provider of offshore marine services and integrated solutions for the global energy sector. Hybrids Market Background Ports and Marine

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

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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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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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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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

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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Now in its second year, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sets the bar high for five-passenger sedans. The 2021 Sonata Hybrid comes in three trim levels of Blue, ES and Limited. In the case of the Sonata Hybrid, the word fits perfectly. Road Test: 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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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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

Hyundai launches new Tucson with short & long wheelbases, ICE, hybrid & plug-in hybrid powertrains

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It offers roominess, state-of-the-art digital experiences and an array of powertrains, including internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. The 1.6-liter hybrid powertrain produces an estimated 180 PS, with a combined powertrain output of 230 PS. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid aiming for 28 miles electric range, Hybrid for 37 mpg

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specifications and availability for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the expressively styled, somewhat larger 2022 Tucson compact SUV lineup Set to rival the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson models will offer a.

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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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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 Chief Scientist Pratt makes the case for hybrids and plug-ins

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Batteries Electric (Battery) Emissions Hybrids Lifecycle analysis Market Background Plug-insIn a post published on Medium, Gill Pratt, Toyota Motor Corporation’s Chief Scientist and the CEO of Toyota Research Institute, explains why he is not a proponent of ditching ICE and switching to only BEVs as soon as possible.

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. The PCX HYBRID, based on the PCX released in April 2018, is powered by a new high-output lithium ion battery, adding drive assist to the ACG (Alternating Current Generator) starter that conventionally starts the engine and generates electricity. 48V Hybrids

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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. Featuring BAE’s HybriDrive system, the Waterman is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, the first being the Enhydra , WorkBoat’s 2018 Boat of the year. HybridsAll American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit. The 70?

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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. Furthermore, TRG will showcase its Toshiba HDB 800 locomotive demonstrator in pantograph version—Toshiba’s first European hybrid shunting and short line locomotive. Batteries Hybrids Rail

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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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Lexus plans US-market plug-in hybrid in 2021, battery electric in 2022

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Lexus will begin launching its first mass-market plug-in hybrid later this year, followed by a dedicated battery-electric model in 2022, the automaker said last week in a press release announcing two million global electrified-vehicle sales. Plug-In Hybrids

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Volvo Cars and Geely Holding create Aurobay for joint powertrain operations; engines, transmissions and hybrids

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The new company will be a global supplier of complete powertrain solutions including next-generation combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid solutions. The company aims for 50% of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars by 2025 while 50% will be hybrids, with powertrains supplied by Aurobay. Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Market Background Transmissions Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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In the first quarter of 2021, hybrid electric vehicles made up 18.4% of all new cars, while plug-in hybrids accounted for 8.2% Registrations of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) jumped by 175.0%, totalling 208,389 units.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid rated at 31 electric miles, 33 mpg

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Official EPA fuel-economy and electric-range ratings for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are in, with solid numbers for this mid-size crossover SUV, which is due in United States showrooms later this year. Plug-In Hybrids

Hyliion and Dana partner with Idealease to demonstrate hybrid system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion’s Hybrid Diesel system can reduce fuel usage, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve performance and reduce operating costs. Fleets Heavy-duty HybridsHyliion Inc.,

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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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