Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Ford introduced two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. The 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi includes a police-tuned suspension with increased ride height and calibrated high-performance brakes, plus steel wheels.

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Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. The prototype is the combination of a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) that can be powered by both gasoline and alternative fuels such as ethanol, and Toyota’s hybrid system.

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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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The Sportage’s advanced new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is the first to be launched as part of the brand’s global powertrain electrification strategy. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL Hybrids will display three fleet-ready, electrified pickup truck solutions at NTEA’s Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis. XL is unveiling the industry’s first XLH hybrid-electric F-250 pickup in its booth, while also displaying an XLP plug-in hybrid-electric F-150.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

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ZF introduces electrified AMT for hybrid functions for small and compact vehicles

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ZF has introduced a new eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology for the hybridization of front-transverse vehicles. In addition to the hybrid functions of electric drive and recuperation and boost, eAMT also features electric all-wheel drive.

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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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Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

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XL recently completed a successful pilot deployment of school buses with Careful Bus Company in New York City outfitted with the XL hybrid system. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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Volkswagen to offer 48V mild hybrid version of eighth-generation Golf in 2019

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Volkswagen will launch a 48V mild hybrid version of its globally best-selling Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative. The Volkswagen brand’s 48V mild hybrid system. This combination represents the gateway to the future of Volkswagen hybrid models.

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Revolve Technologies working with Ford for hybrid ECUs

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Engines produced for hybrid vehicles using specially calibrated ECUs can offer improved reliability and fuel economy. Hybrid vehicle OEMs can now use Ford engines with optimized engine management parameters, based on full technical information obtained through the authorized and supported QCM route. Niche OEMs and volume producers of hybrid and conventional vehicles will benefit. Controls and controllers Hybrids

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Volkswagen unveils 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport Concept plug-in hybrid with 26-mile AER; mild hybrid option

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A five-seat version of the 7-seat Atlas that went on sale in the US in 2017, the near-production concept car features a coupe-like profile, an even sportier stance, and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with 355 horsepower and an anticipated 26 miles (42 km) of all-electric range. Hybrid.

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New Hyundai Tucson in Europe features 48 V mild hybrid diesel powertrain

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The New Hyundai Tucson for Europe, which enters production this month, will be equipped with a fuel-efficient 48 V mild hybrid powertrain. The New Tucson combines a 48 V mild hybrid system with the 2.0 48V Europe Hybrids

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ACO, FIA introducing new hybrid top class for Le Mans for 2020-2024; hydrogen racers in 2024

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The anticipated sleeker prototypes will retain a hybrid system while leaving free the choice of combustion engine at a predetermined and fixed cost. The new top-class prototypes will remain hybrid, with a KERS system in front and 4WD to ensure energy efficiency. The battery and hybrid system has a 200 kW cap. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Motorsport

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Kiessling Transit orders 32 more Lightning Hybrids hydraulic hybrid buses

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Kiessling Transit, a Massachusetts-based transportation company, is ordering 32 more hydraulic hybrid buses equipped with Lighting Hybrids’ Energy Recovery System (ERS) for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid Sales

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Hurtigruten to contract Rolls-Royce to upgrade nine cruise ships from diesel to hybrid gas power

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Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade program to hybrid power. The ships will completely change their power system with the installation of new Rolls-Royce LNG-engines as part of a new hybrid system.

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XL Hybrids adds Ford F-250 hybrid to F-150 plug-in hybrid pickups; production to start in March

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The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Boston-based XL Hybrids unveiled both a Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup fitted with its XLH hybrid system and an F-150 light-duty pickup with its XLP plug-in hybrid. Trucks heavy duty Plug-In Hybrids Super Duty F-Series fleet

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Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

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Porsche unveiled the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—the fourth model in the Panamera line—at the Paris Motor Show. The four-door hybrid sports car breaks the 100 km/h barrier in just 4.6 Evolution of Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid models.

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system. Hybrids

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Ikea invests in hybrid-vehicle builder XL Hybrids

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XL Hybrids carved its niche in the vehicle-electrfication segment by offering hybrid conversion kits for regular gasoline-powered vans, commercial trucks, and pickups. mild hybrid Investment 48-Volt mild hybridThus far, the Boston-based start-up has found success and a recent round of venture capital funding raised another $22 million. Notably, Swedish furniture company Ikea Group.

Jeep introduces 2018 Wrangler with mild hybrid, diesel options; plug-in hybrid version in 2020

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the 2018 Wrangler, with new mild hybrid (eTorque) and diesel options to be available. At the reveal, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said that a full plug-in hybrid electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020.

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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid on sale in April; 3-motor sport hybrid system

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Acura’s first hybrid SUV, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid ( earlier post ), will arrive at showrooms in early April with more than 30 additional horsepower and a 45 percent higher EPA city fuel economy rating as compared to the conventionally-powered MDX SH-AWD. Hybrids

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Toyota introducing new powertrain units based on TNGA; transmissions, engine, hybrid system, 4WD

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As a result, the newly developed 2.0-liter gasoline vehicle and hybrid vehicle engines achieve world-leading thermal efficiencies of 40% and 41% respectively. 2.0-liter Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The new E-Four system will be used in hybrid vehicles.

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Unleashed Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo takes track record at Spa-Francorchamps

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An evo version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid established a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps. Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. Our target was to show what the Porsche 919 Hybrid is able to do when we loosen the restrictions that normally come from the regulations.

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Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

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At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling two new preproduction models that combine the new OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine with the latest-generation 9G-TRONIC 9-speed hybrid transmission. Four hybrid modes. Third-generation hybrid drive.

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Hybrid X

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T oyota created some excitement with their new Hybrid X vehicle that they unveiled at the car show in Geneva last week. Hybrid X is a vision for future environmentally friendly motoring. Hybrid X is designed as a four-door, four-seat open-space concept.

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Verizon replaces 234 vans in New York City with hybrid vans using XL Hybrids technology

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Verizon announced that Verizon has replaced 234 of its existing gasoline-powered vans with hybrid-electric vans for use in New York City. The 234 new Verizon vans feature technology installed by XL Hybrids, Inc.,

UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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UPS will add 200 new series hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Fleets HybridsThe vehicles have the same 650cc 2-cylinder engine and E-GEN chassis as the 125 vehicles UPS announced earlier this year. Earlier post.).

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The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

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So what does the near future hold for hybrid SUVs? 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid – Available: Summer 2013. Sharing its platform and many of its components with the forthcoming Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid gets a supercharged 2.5L New Hybrids

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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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XL Hybrids introduces the first hybrid electric upfit for Ford F-250 pickups and chassis for commercial fleets

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XL Hybrids will begin production on the new XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Model Year 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in first quarter 2018. —Ed Lovelace, chief technology officer for XL Hybrids. XL Hybrids was the first company included in the program.

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Rüsselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The next generation of four-cylinder engines will be optimized for operation in combination with electric motors and will be used in the drive train of hybrid systems. The economic direct-injection, in combination with hybrid technology, will consolidate the strong position of Groupe PSA in lowering CO 2 emissions. In addition, EMP2 is the basis for the next generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles (SUV, CUV, mid-range and high-end vehicles).

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First US eHighway demonstration running in California; battery-electric, CNG-hybrid and diesel-hybrid trucks

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One battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck and a diesel-hybrid truck are now driving on a one-mile catenary system on the north- and south-bound lanes of South Alameda Street from East Lomita Boulevard to the Dominguez Channel in Carson.

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steam/ev hybrid

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I''m new to the ev world but my idea was to eleminate the batteries.start with a vw beetle, put a 50 hp or more electric motor kit (sold for 3k to 7.5k). Now instead of batteries arrange the front end to fit a two stroke engine (two strokes are easiest to convert to steam) running a generator head with enough current to power the 50 hp motor. Don''t know if it is posibble but would really like to get some info on it

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2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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An all-new 48V eTorque mild-hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency for both 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 upgrade and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 configurations. The eTorque mild hybrid system is one of several changes made to the powertrains for the 2019 Ram 1500.

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Volvo reveals new V60 wagon with two plug-in hybrid variants: 340 hp or 390 hp

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The V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that delivers 390 hp. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. Kia’s mild-hybrid technology features a compact 0.46

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Hybrid SUV Resale Value

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Top Hybrid SUVs Retain Their Value. For those considering their first hybrid SUV or car, the high resale value of many hybrids might come as a surprise. In fact, the top three hybrid SUVs and cars are expected to retain more than 40 percent of their value after five years.

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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The company first unveiled a CR-V hybrid at Auto Shanghai in 2017. The all-new CR-V will be available with Honda’s Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system, comprising a 2.0 Europe Hybrids

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Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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These latest designs have been developed utilizing Wärtsilä’s strong competences in hybrid propulsion technology, along with the company’s extensive experience with more than 1,000 tugs built based on Wärtsilä’s ship designs. 75t BP Wärtsilä HY Harbor Tug Diesel Electric Hybrid Configuration.

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Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

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As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stationsWell, that's. interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging.

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