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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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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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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Ford delays Escape Plug-In Hybrid deliveries to 2021

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deliveries of the 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid have been delayed to 2021, due partly to the European recall of the Ford plug-in hybrid over fire concerns, according to a Bloomberg report. Plug-In HybridsFirst U.S.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid could cost less than non-hybrid

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And that includes introducing a lineup of plug-in hybrid models that make the most luxurious, best-equipped, and best-performing vehicles in the lineup the ones with a charging port. The second of that lineup of plug-in hybrids, the Corsair Grand Touring. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive.

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Ulstein introduces second hydrogen vessel design: J102 hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel

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Ulstein has introduced its second hydrogen hybrid vessel design for the offshore industry. Most new jack-up designs feature a battery hybrid system in addition to diesel gen sets, with a future option for hydrogen-powered fuel cell systems, Ulstein said.

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Mitsubishi plans to embrace plug-in hybrids in a big way this decade

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Mitsubishi was a fairly early adopter of plug-in hybrids, but lost the lead to other automakers. On Monday the automaker said it will launch a robust electrified-vehicle push—centering on plug-in hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids

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T&E study finds plug-in hybrids show higher CO2 emissions than claimed

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Three of the most popular plug-in hybrids in 2020 all emitted more CO 2 than advertised when tested in the real world, according to tests commissioned by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). Climate Change Emissions Hybrids Plug-ins

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VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive

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Volkswagen’s new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are available in Europe as plug-in hybrid models. Volkswagen now offers the Golf, Tiguan, Passat, Passat Estate, Arteon, Arteon Shooting Brake and Touareg with a hybrid drive. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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The fresh pipeline of new SUV products will include new and refined internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in, BEV and N performance models. Tucson gasoline and hybrid models will begin availability for the US market in spring 2021, with plug-in models available in summer 2021.

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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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Audi to compete in Dakar Rally in 2022 with series-hybrid electric prototype; factory team leaving Formula E

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In 2012, Audi achieved the first victory of a hybrid racing car in the Le Mans 24 Hours. And as early as 2025, around 40% of sales are expected to be achieved with purely-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Motorsport

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2021 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrids get more electric range, quicker acceleration

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With the introduction of updated 2021 Panamera E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid models, part of a refreshed Panamera lineup confirmed for the U.S. Monday, Porsche has boosted at least two of the things that matter much to its plug-in hybrid buyers: performance and driving range.

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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid three-row SUV: 37 mpg tops Highlander Hybrid, 30-mile plug-in too

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A 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid mid-size SUV arrives later this year and a Sorento Plug-In Hybrid joins the lineup next year as a 2022 model. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models get a big price reduction

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Prices for 2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models—nearly rebadged Recharge T8, or Recharge Plug-In Hybrid—are substantially lower than 2020 models, according to an early order guide obtained by CarsDirect. Plug-In Hybrids

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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). The 2021 Camry offers a choice of three powertrains: 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder; 3.5-liter V-6; and next-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). Toyota Hybrid System.

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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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Porsche increases electric range for all Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEVs by up to 30%

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Porsche has increased the electric range of all its Cayenne plug-in hybrid models. All Cayenne E-Hybrid models therefore meet the current range criterion that entitles owners to an “E” number plate and reduced company car tax in Germany. Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupé.

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Infinitum Electric to develop hybrid assist motor for leading automotive supplier

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Infinitum Electric, developer of the printed circuit board (PCB) motor ( earlier post ), announced an agreement with a leading US automotive supplier to support the development of a hybrid vehicle. Hybrids Motors

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LiquidPiston receives SBIR grant to develop X-Engine as hybrid-electric platform for UAVs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels ( earlier post ), received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the US Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs. LiquidPiston, Inc.,

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BAE Systems, QinetiQ to integrate hybrid electric drive into tracked combat vehicle

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BAE Systems has been awarded a $32-million prototype agreement by the US Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to integrate a Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system onto a Bradley Fighting Vehicle —a tracked vehicle.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will get more electric range, before full redesign

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next year, Americans might have to wait a year or more before a new version of the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid arrives in the new body style. Plug-In HybridsAlthough a fully redesigned version of the Mitsubishi Outlander will make its debut in the U.S.

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All 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models recalled for fire risk

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling the 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid—a plug-in hybrid minivan—over concerns of a fire risk relating to the 12-volt accessory battery connection. The recall affects 27,634 vehicles—every Pacifica Hybrid produced for all model years combined. Plug-In Hybrids

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Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid detailed for Europe, arriving in early 2021

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The Kia Sorento crossover is getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain option for the first time. Kia released specifications for European-market models Wednesday, but hasn't said whether it will offer the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid in the United States. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV details: Most powerful Wrangler yet, and trail-rated

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Jeep on Thursday gave us our first official look at its first plug-in hybrid destined for the U.S., Plug-In Hybridspart of an electrification onslaught that the company has committed $10 billion for the future. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will arrive in the U.S. in early 2021.

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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. Hybrid architectures, high-voltage systems and batteries are indispensable technology bricks for several other demonstrator projects across the wider Airbus R&T portfolio to diversify power sources.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid US specs confirmed, plug-in hybrid due late 2021

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Although the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid details still don't include gas mileage estimates, Hyundai on Monday released further U.S. Santa Fe Hybrid specs closely align with those

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Daimler and Geely to collaborate on a highly efficient powertrain system for hybrid applications

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Daimler AG and Geely Holding, the respective parent companies of Mercedes-Benz AG and Volvo Cars, plan to collaborate on developing highly efficient powertrain systems for next-generation hybrid vehicle applications. The companies expect to work together on hybrid powertrain solutions to enhance their global competitiveness and create economies of scale. China Engines Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Some 2020-2021 BMW and Mini plug-in hybrids under recall, sales stop for battery issue

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A serious battery issue potentially affecting a subset of BMW and Mini plug-in hybrid vehicles has led BMW to issue a stop-sale to its dealers and an accompanying recall. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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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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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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 company plans to offer a balance between hydrogen energy and kinetic and externally charged electricity using an advanced hybrid system which can determine the most efficient approach for any given journey. Australia Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hybrids Hydrogen

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Volkswagen begins presales of Touareg eHybrid and Touareg R plug-in hybrids

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Volkswagen is ramping up its hybrid offensive. The Touareg is now available to order in two different plug-in hybrid versions: the Touareg eHybrid and the Touareg R. Plug-in hybrid models are suited for the typical usage patterns of car drivers. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. The F-150 pickups have been equipped with the XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive system, which has been proven to improve fuel economy substantially while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Nikkei: Nissan will sell only electric and hybrid cars in China by 2025

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The Nikkei reports that Nissan will switch all models sold in China to either electric or hybrid vehicles by 2025. Nissan will introduce nine models in China by 2025 that will either be fully electric or hybrid. e-POWER, introduced in 2016 in the Note, is a non-plug-in series-hybrid drive system. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Honda to supply next generation INDYCAR hybrid power units

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Honda supports INDYCAR’s announcement of a new hybrid power unit formula, to take effect with the start of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Honda Performance Development (HPD) is readying a 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit capable of producing more than 900 horsepower. We are proud of our uninterrupted, 27-year leadership in INDYCAR, and look forward to delivering a next-generation Honda 2.4-liter hybrid power unit with more than 900 horsepower.

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2021 Kia Sorento: Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions potentially on the way

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The 2021 Kia Sorento could get hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, marking the first time electrified powertrains have been offered in Kia's midsize crossover. Plug-In HybridsAlthough Kia previously provided a look at the next-generation Sorento crossover, it released new details on the vehicle that will make it more of interest to efficiency-focused shoppers.

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Why GM has put hybrids—and the Chevy Volt—in its past

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Just a year ago, GM changed its tune about the possibility of hybrids—and plug-in hybrids like the much-loved Chevrolet Volt—in the company’s near-term future. Put simply, GM was finished with hybrids. There will be no follow-ups to the Volt, no long-rumored plug-in hybrid crossover, and even no more hybrids on the way. Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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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. Offering real all-wheel capability in a hybrid package, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Hybrid features the new Subaru StarDrive Technology that uniquely integrates electric motors, a 2.0-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and a new Lineartronic (Continuously Variable Transmission). Hybrids Plug-ins

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: 42-mile plug-in could cost less than RAV4 Hybrid

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime starts with the top-selling full-hybrid vehicle in the U.S. market, and adds plug-in hybrid capability for an anticipated 42 miles—3 miles more than previously estimated—of all-electric driving. And then there’s the punchline: With a higher power output from the hybrid system—302. Plug-In Hybrids

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