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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

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XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So far, the company's efforts have focused on hybrid powertrains for vans, box trucks, and shuttle buses. DON'T MISS: Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel. Plug-In Hybrids electric utilities plug-in cars fleet XL HybridsImproving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle.

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Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks estimates that in long haul operation, the hybrid powertrain will allow the combustion engine to be shut off for up to 30% of the driving time.

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Ford names Lightning Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power its first eQVM upfitters

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Ford is expanding its Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains for Ford trucks and vans. The new eQVM program kicks off with three developers: XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems and Lightning Hybrids. The eQVM program expands available alternative power options to include electrification and hydraulic hybrid systems.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

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This year, the legendary Prius hybrid—which celebrates its 20th anniversary—has some new competition. It's a hybrid, but there are actually three models of the Ioniq. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive.

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EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering more than 25 miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of range in hybrid modes, and reduces emissions by up to 80% when compared to conventional utility vehicles.

2017 46

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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Eberspaecher starting production of Gen 3 PTC heater for hybrids and EVs; 30% higher performance density, lighter weight

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The new solution, designed specially for hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers significantly higher heat output despite a lighter weight. Our high-voltage coolant heaters are the optimal solution especially for hybrid and large electric vehicles with their own water circuits.

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Valeo introduces new 48V e4Sport hybrid system; all-wheel drive

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At the Paris Motor Show, Valeo introduced another 48V hybrid system, the 48V e4Sport. 48V Hybrids

2016 45

2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

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They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. Videos Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. hybrid SUVLast year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. It's the 2017 Chrysler.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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Scania adds hybrid truck

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Scania is introducing a diesel hybrid truck for urban distribution; the hybrid technology, developed by Scania itself, allows an 18-tonne distribution truck to operate solely on electric power for up to two kilometers. Top: Scania Hybrid P 320 4x2 with box body.

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Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

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This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor. series hybrid youtube e-Power

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. Plug-In Hybrids Minivans plug-in carsThe Pacifica minivan, launched this year, has received positive reviews for its combination of stylish design, comfortable interior, easy-to-use infotainment, and capacious carrying capacity for up to eight adults and their goods. Despite its name, the Pacifica.

Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

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Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid sales are sometimes limited to markets deemed suitably friendly to these types of vehicles by their makers. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsBut Hyundai has a more ambitious strategy. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

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The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much better—and considerably more electric—vehicle than that discontinued model.

2016 25

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

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Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicleCalifornia electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages, whether they are caused by weather or necessary planned maintenance work conducted by utilities. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks.

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Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

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Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids Norway New car sales plug-in carsNorway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of aggressive incentives, well-developed charging infrastructure, and a citizenry committed to lowering carbon emissions. Thanks to this unique array of circumstances, electric.

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Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video

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The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. The new version uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which were sold as 2014 and 2015 models.

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Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. DON'T MISS: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas. Green Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

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It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in carsThe 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. Those models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of them. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats.

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Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

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Is it a hybrid? sales zero emissions Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV What's a "green car"? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum, for Green Car Reports among others, but it illustrates one of the longstanding challenges in the field. Will the market for green cars expand as more enter the market, or is.

2017 27

Toyota hybrid cars enjoy huge surge in sales

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Japanese carmaker Toyota has had a firm grip on the hybrid car market for many years: and now it is smashing through its own sales records. During the first quarter of the year, full hybrid car sales from Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus totalled 38,763: that’s up an incredible 82.3

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

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In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the replacement for the previous Panamera S E-Hybrid, and it gets more power, performance, and efficiency in a brand-new vehicle. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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GKN Driveline, which works as a development partner on all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid systems for Volvo Cars, is producing an eAxle system for the new Volvo S90 plug-in hybrid. The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance. Supercars Auto Show Green Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Regera Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Motors

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Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV debuts in Shanghai, U.S. sales all but confirmed: UPDATE

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It's one of the more frequent questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in the first segment from 2004 through 2012, and then Ford simply walked away from the segment. It took until last year for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to arrive, quickly racking thousands of. hybrid SUV Shanghai Auto Show

XL Hybrids awarded DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot; testing of first diesel/XL3 combo at Argonne

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XL Hybrids, Inc. Testing validation and analysis of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Reach walk-in commercial vans will be performed at Argonne National Laboratory. Hybrid system weight is 385 lbs / 175 kg.). XL3 hybrid electric drive system for diesel.

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Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

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Europe Plug-In HybridsEven though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because of their high fuel economy, although governments in several countries are trying to limit their use because of concerns over air pollution. That's partly why Volvo CEO Hakan.

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

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The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. We strongly suspect that very few people who''ve driven a Tesla Model S will view the Panamera E-Hybrid as. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars It''s rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn''t achieve that in cold and snowy upstate New York "springtime" weather.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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TFSI six-cylinder engine featuring a 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV) and an electric compressor, the SUV delivers a total 350 kW (476 hp) output and 700 N·m (516.3 48V Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

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So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars if Chevy added a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the Corvette? Plug-In Hybrids Bob Lutz Mid-engine plug-in carsIn almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. GM is now developing the eighth-generation Corvette, and no less of a personage than former GM product czar Bob.

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Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

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Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few years, Porsche has launched three plug-in models, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan, Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV, and the now-defunct 918 Spyder supercar. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars

Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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The 48V mild hybrid, based on an Audi TT, features an electric rear axle equipped with a 20 kW motor complementing the internal combustion engine which drives the front axle (P4 architecture). 48V Hybrids

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Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

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So while electric and hybrid cars continue to make up a small fraction of new-car sales in other countries, they account for a. sales Plug-In Hybrids incentives Norway plug-in carsNorway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to generous financial incentives and other perks.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvsUntil quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together.