2023 Toyota Corolla offers four new hybrid models with new AWD available; first Corolla Cross Hybrid

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Toyota is expanding its 2023 Corolla lineup with four new Hybrid grades, including a more powerful hybrid system and available all-wheel drive. Toyota is also expanding its Corolla Cross family with the first hybrid model in that lineup. Corolla Hybrid.

Geely launches Methanol Hybrid Emgrand in China market

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Geely recently launched its Methanol Hybrid Emgrand ( earlier post ) in the Chinese market. The methanol hybrid is based on Geely’s fourth-generation B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA) Emgrand sedan. Geely also offers a non-hybrid methanol-fueled version of the Emgrand.

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Toyota’s San Antonio plant begins production of 2023 all-hybrid Sequoia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (Toyota Texas, TMMTX) has started production for the all-new, all-hybrid 2023 Toyota Sequoia. The all-new third-generation 2023 Sequoia full-size SUV features as standard the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain.

Rolls-Royce developing turbogenerator technology for hybrid-electric aviation applications

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Rolls-Royce is developing turbogenerator technology—including a new small engine—designed for hybrid-electric aviation applications. This will advance hybrid-electric flight and mean more passengers will be able to travel further on low to net zero emissions aircraft.

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Rolls-Royce announces new hydrogen engine program; updates on hybrid-electric research

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Rolls-Royce is launching a new leading-edge hydrogen program and also given a further update on its research into hybrid-electric power as it continues to pioneer new forms of aviation sustainability. Aviation & Aerospace Engines Fuels Hybrids Hydrogen Testing

Geely testing Emgrand methanol hybrid sedan in -40 C conditions

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Geely is testing the world’s first methanol hybrid sedan in sub -40 °C (-40 ?F) Geely’s latest Methanol Hybrid Emgrand is based on Geely Auto’s fourth-generation B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) Emgrand sedan. China Engines Hybrids Methanol

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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

mtu Hybrid PowerPack from Rolls-Royce enters passenger rail service

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Rolls-Royce, Porterbrook and Chiltern Railways have put a hybrid diesel-battery-electric train that reduces CO 2 emissions by up to 25% into passenger service in the UK. It is the world’s first regular passenger operation with mtu Hybrid PowerPacks, of which 13 have already been ordered.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid (HEV) is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by Kia’s global EV strategy, ‘Plan S.’. The Sportage Hybrid is offered in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX-Prestige. Hybrids

BMW adding two plug-in hybrid variants to 7 Series range; first use of pre-gearing stage

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BMW is adding two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants to the new BMW 7 Series range, including the first BMW M model in the range. The electric motor fitted in the two models features the latest generation of BMW eDrive technology for plug-in hybrid models.

Audi to enter Formula 1 in 2026; developing new hybrid power unit

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Hybrids Market Background MotorsportFrom 2026, Audi will compete in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a specially developed power unit. The project will be based at Audi Sport’s facility in Neuburg near Ingolstadt.

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Renault Scénic Vision hydrogen hybrid concept offers 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional BEV

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Its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain aims to reduce downtime related to energy recharging while reducing the carbon footprint, including the battery. The hybrid is equipped with a 16kW fuel cell. Batteries Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen

LiquidPiston awarded $1.7M Phase II Army contract to advance hybrid electrification for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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LiquidPiston announced a $1.7-million Phase II award from the US Army to continue the development of the company’s Hybrid Electric X-Engine (HEXE) propulsion system. Aviation & Aerospace Engines Hybrids Market Background

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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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Mazda2 Hybrid to be introduced in Europe; OEM model supplied by Toyota

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Mazda Motor Corporation will introduce the Mazda2 Hybrid in Europe from the spring of 2022. The Mazda2 Hybrid offers the nimble handling of a compact car, high quality ride, a comfortable cabin and the latest safety technology. Europe 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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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE 680hp hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1

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The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE hybrid (combined fuel consumption, weighted: 6.9 The AMG-specific E PERFORMANCE hybrid drive. a P3 hybrid. The basic operating strategy is derived from the hybrid powerpack of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car.

Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies partner to develop power electronics for electric and hybrid powertrains

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Renault Grou and Vitesco Technologies are entering a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a “One Box” for electric and hybrid powertrains. The configurations and assembly of the various basic components will be adapted to the types of electric and hybrid powertrains. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Power Electronics

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2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV fix nixes fire risk

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Stellantis says it has a remedy for recalled 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid plug-in hybrid minivans that addresses potential fire risks. Plug-In Hybrids

Geely’s Lynk & Co provides some details on its E-Motive Hybrid technologies

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At a recent digital event, Geely’s Lynk & Co launched its E-Motive Hybrid technologies. With the new E-Motive Hybrid technologies, these underserved demands for both improved drive performance and low-emission fuel efficiency will be met without compromise, Lynk asserted. Hybrid Engine.

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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

Barcelona transit operator orders 87 more Solaris hybrid buses

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Solaris has been awarded an order for 87 hybrid buses that will be used in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain). The hybrid fleet will be managed by AMB (Area Metropolitana de Barcelona), the institution that administers urban transport in the city and its neighboring municipalities.

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BMW to begin testing BMW M Hybrid V8 with P66/3 engine

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BMW will shortly begin an intensive period of testing for the BMW M Hybrid V8, with which BMW M Motorsport will be battling for overall wins in 2023 in the IMSA GTP class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. BMW M Hybrid V8 engine. Engines Hybrids Motorsport

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EIA: EVs and hybrids accounted for 11% of US light-duty vehicle sales in Q4 2021

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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle sales in the Unites States have increased in recent months as sales of non-hybrid internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel decreased. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Sales

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Eberspaecher introduces new AC system for hybrid and battery-electric buses in Asia-Pacific

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in Hyderabad (India) earlier this month, Eberspaecher presented its new all-electric air-conditioning system AC135 AE, especially developed for hybrid and battery-electric driven buses in the Asia-Pacific region. Bus Electric (Battery) Hybrids India Vehicle SystemsAt Prawaas 3.0

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News: 2023 Toyota Crown Hybrid

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The 2023 Crown comes with either a standard hybrid or the Max hybrid powertrain with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The Max Hybrid has driver-selectable drive modes of Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Sport+ and Custom, with paddle shifters when you want to get a bit sportier.

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BMW introduces 683 hp XM Plug-in Hybrid SUV

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A plug-in hybrid system comprising a V8 petrol engine and an exceptionally powerful electric motor endows the BMW XM with captivating dynamic prowess. Electric Car News Plug-in Hybrids bmw BMW M BMW XM BMW XM PHEV BMW XM Plug-in Hybrid XM XM PHEV XM Plug-in Hybrid

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2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid: 40-mpg crossover priced to make hybrid mainstream

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Honda has confirmed a 40-mpg combined rating for the redesigned 2023 CR-V Hybrid, and it's priced the entire CR-V lineup, which now includes CR-V Hybrid Sport and Hybrid Sport Touring versions that essentially position the hybrid as the sportier choice in the lineup.

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Second-generation Kia Niro debuts in hybrid, PHEV and EV variants

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The 2023 Niro will launch in the United States with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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Ricardo signs multi-year deal to develop hybrid-electric aerospace technology with Pratt & Whitney Canada

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Ricardo has signed a multi-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada under which the Ricardo aerospace engineering team will support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next-generation aircraft.

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Study: Demand for hybrids and EVs is soaring in rural America

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Overall United States hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV sales have increased steadily in recent years, but the strongest growth of electrified vehicles has been in rural America, according to new analysis from iSeeCars. Plug-In Hybrids

Backseat fires prompt recall replay for Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid

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Back seat of your 2017 or 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid warming passengers’ buns? Plug-In HybridsNo, they haven’t discovered a hidden feature. You’ll want to get that looked at right away—and it’s part of a new recall announced Friday.

Toyota completely revamps the Crown; coming back to US with HYBRID MAX powertrain

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Toyota will bring the Crown to the US in three grades—XLE, Limited and Platinum—with the choice of two different hybrid powertrains: HYBRID MAX (exclusive to Platinum) or the fourth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS). L Turbo Hybrid Engine and eAxle.

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Magna begins production of first mild hybrid transverse transmission for BMW Group

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Magna continues its transformation toward electric mobility with the start of production of its mild hybrid transmission for BMW Group. The mild hybrid transmissions are built at Magna’s facilities in Neuenstein, Germany, and Kechnec, Slovakia. 48V Hybrids Manufacturing Transmissions

Kia unveils next-generation Niro; hybrid first, PHEV and BEV to follow

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The all-new Niro features a trio of state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) options. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insKia has revealed the all-new next-generation Niro.

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Honda unveils new Civic hybrid in Europe: Civic e:HEV

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The all-new hybrid Civic features Honda’s e:HEV powertrain technology as standard, and completes the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022. Europe Hybrids Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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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DoD to prototype commercial hybrid conversion kits for tactical vehicles; XL Fleet and Volta Power

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The US Army’s Project Manager Transportation Systems (PM TS), part of Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), has partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to prototype a hybrid conversion kit for tactical vehicles.

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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.

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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Kia reveals redesigned 2023 Niro EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid

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Kia on Wednesday, at the New York auto show, revealed a completely redesigned lineup of 2023 Niro models—including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV versions. Plug-In Hybrids