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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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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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

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New documents reveal that the upcoming 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have about 25 miles of all-electric range, according to its EPA estimate. That puts it in the hunt with other plug-in hybrid small hatchbacks and crossover vehicles. Plug-In HybridsThe California documents, first obtained by Autoblog, show specific all-electric range ratings of 25.65 miles.

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Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

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Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. This will extend to a third European city research into the use of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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Toyota is introducing the Corolla Hybrid to the US market at the LA Auto Show. The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 suite of active safety systems comes standard on the hybrid. Driving the Corolla Hybrid.

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Toyota to offer 2020 Corolla Hybrid in US; new sedan joins Corolla family worldwide, including hybrid model

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For the first time in the United States, Toyota will offer the Corolla in hybrid form. Details on the 2020 Corolla Hybrid for the US will be announced during Toyota’s press conference at the LA Auto Show in less than two weeks. Hybrids

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FEV and SEG develop 48V mild hybrid Mercedes AMG A45 demonstrator

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FEV and automotive supplier SEG—formerly the starter motor and generator division of the Bosch Group—have developed a 48V mild hybrid Mercedes AMG A45 concept vehicle. The 48V mild hybridization is powered by the Boost Recuperation Machine ( BRM ) from SEG Automotive.

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Solaris introducing new Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid; facelifted electric and hybrid models as well

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At the 14 th International Fair of Public Transport TRANSEXPO in Kielce, 23-25 October 2018, Solaris will introduce the new Solaris Urbino 12 LE lite hybrid. The company will also showcase facelifted version of the Solaris Urbino 12 electric and the Solaris Urbino 12 hybrid.

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The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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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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BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In HybridsA BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck.

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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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Zunum Aero selects Safran turbine for hybrid electric commercial aircraft

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Boeing- and JetBlue-backed Zunum Aero has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as the turbine provider for its hybrid electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Aviation Engines 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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Ford to launch new generation of Mondeo hybrid models in 2019; first Mondeo hybrid wagon

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Ford will enhance the fuel-efficient Mondeo Hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle range—including the introduction of the first Mondeo Hybrid wagon variant—from 2019. The new Mondeo Hybrid wagon will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios, while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine. Europe Hybrids

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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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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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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. It operates as a hybrid in either series or parallel configuration modes. Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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At IAA Commercial Vehicles, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF—a division of Paccar—is showcasing the LF Electric, CF Electric and CF Hybrid Innovation trucks. DAF CF Hybrid Innovation Truck. The DAF CF Hybrid features the very efficient 10.8

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Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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With a hydrogen consumption of around 1 kg/100 km, the GLC F-CELL achieves around 430 hydrogen-based kilometers (267 miles) in the NEDC cycle; in hybrid mode it additionally delivers up to 51 km (32 miles) on a fully charged battery. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-ins

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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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Oerlikon Graziano to show H-RAM modular hybrid rear axle for P3 and P4 applications

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Leading gear and drive solutions provider Oerlikon Graziano, together with Vocis, will show its latest hybrid and electric technologies at the forthcoming CTI Symposium 2018 in Berlin. Heading the product line-up will be H-RAM, the company’s hybrid rear axle module, which will also be detailed in a technical presentation. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle Systems

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ŠKODA unveiling plug-in hybrid RS concept at Paris

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ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is unveiling the VISION RS plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show. The ŠKODA VISION RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-liter TSI engine with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp).

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Toyota Gen5 RAV4 increases performance, decreases fuel consumption; hybrid models to come in March 2019

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Gasoline models arrive next month, and RAV4 Hybrid models follow in late March 2019. 2019 RAV4 Hybrid. The gasoline models output 203 horsepower, while the hybrid delivers 219 combined net total system horsepower. RAV4 Hybrid: Enhanced All-Wheel Drive Capability. 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.

Top five hybrid SUVs

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Hybrids are big business, and it’s a segment of the market that’s only going to get bigger as manufacturers move towards electrified, efficient drivetrains

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Rosenbauer and Berlin Fire Dept to develop hybrid fire truck; project eLHF

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Rosenbauer Deutschland, a company of the Rosenbauer Group, and the Berlin Fire Department plan jointly to develop a hybrid electric fire engine in the next two years. Consequently, the hybrid project vehicle is designed to help contribute towards reaching Berlin’s climate protection goals.

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Plug-In Hybrids Charge Forward

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Trending Up: Hybrid Sales on a Roll. The market for hybrid cars and SUVs perhaps has not taken off as fast as some had expected. Analysts predict the plug-in hybrid market will be in 2013 and for the coming years. Fuel cost savings is a big reason for the interest in hybrids.

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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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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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U of Illinois team models capabilities of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for general aviation aircraft

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have utilized a series of simulations to model the performance of twin-engine hybrid-electric general-aviation propulsion systems. After configuring the simulator to collect baseline performance data, a parallel hybrid drivetrain was integrated into the simulation. The same sensitivities were studied with a series hybrid-electric drivetrain. Aviation Hybrids

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

Hybrid SUV Blog

And now there’s a hybrid version which is just as good on-road, as the old one was in the brush. Using this new family-friendly design, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is powered by Nissan’s new twin-clutch hybrid system.

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Subaru Ready To Go Hybrid!

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Japanese automaker, Subaru – known best for their boxer engines and all-wheel drive Forester, Impreza, and Outback has finally made its first foray into hybrids with the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid unveiled recently at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Subaru Ready To Go Hybrid!

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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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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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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.

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Toyota introducing new Corolla Touring Sports with two hybrid powertrain options at Paris show

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liter full hybrid powertrain joining the engine line-up, the new 2018 Corolla model range also marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy. liter hybrid powertrains. Europe HybridsAt the Paris motor show in October, Toyota will introduce the Corolla Touring Sports.

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DEUTZ partnering with Manitou Group on electrification of construction equipment; hybrid and full-electric system

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Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive. For the hybrid prototype, this diesel engine has been replaced by a DEUTZ TCD 2.2, 48V Electric (Battery) Hybrids Off-road

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Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The HYBRID engine and the HYBRID4 (four-wheel-drive) engine will be available for the second quarter of 2019. It reaches 180hp on HYBRID and 225hp on HYBRID4. Hybrids Plug-in

2018 105

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 trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

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That's what XL Hybrids aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in hybrid systems to Ford pickups. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts-based "upfitter" announced that it received certification to sell its F-250 Hybrid in California, which has stricter emissions. Pickups XL HybridsThere's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it.

Range Rover Hybrid Coming

Hybrid SUV Blog

And coming soon, you can get a diesel hybrid version, so you can feel like you’re helping the environment…as you trample through it. These hybrids are available to order in Europe now, but we are still waiting to hear if and when they will reach the United States.

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Hybrid batteries doing fine

Plugs and Cars

There's good news in Jim Motavalli's Greentech report in the NY Times about NiMH batteries in hybrids. Yellow Cab in Vancouver has about 100 hybrids, some having racked up as many as 300,000 miles. Tags: hybrid battery The batteries have gotten cheaper, and they have proven robust and long-lived. Toyota reports a tiny percentage of replacements - 350 packs out of hundreds of thousands of 2nd generation Priuses.

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