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: Hybrid, plug-in hybrid versions heat up rivalry vs. RAV4, CR-V

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Hyundai revealed a new fourth-generation version of its Tucson compact crossover Monday, and it includes both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 HybridsLincoln is in the process of shifting its target demographic toward a more tech-savvy crowd.

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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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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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2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid: 23 electric miles, but worse mpg than non-hybrid

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One by one, BMW is repositioning its plug-in hybrids for more electric range, better refinement, and stronger performance than the previous generation of PHEVs. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Audi A7 plug-in hybrid fastback: US details confirmed

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Audi is adding a third plug-in hybrid model to its United States lineup. The A7 plug-in hybrid uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with an. Plug-In Hybrids

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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. Fleets 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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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. Plug-In Hybrids Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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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. Plug-In Hybrids

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Hyundai drops the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid for 2020

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in the new version of the Sonata Hybrid—rather than the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid—seemed like a good albeit puzzling move. Now the reason is apparent: There will be no Plug-In Hybrid for the new. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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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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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Sakor: Hybrid and EV powertrain testing is key to reaping efficiency benefits

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Over the past decade, most transportation markets, from automotive, to military, aircraft, and even space systems have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is important to conduct driveline and component testing during design and manufacturing that is specially adapted to the particular nature of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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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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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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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim. This is the first time the Sonata Hybrid has been shown in North America. Hybrids

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DOE awarding $33M for carbon-neutral hybrid electric aviation

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FLyCLEEN will leverage the robustness and efficiency of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells that are integrated with the combustion chamber of a gas turbine engine-generator, yielding a hybrid system operating on synfuel with performance that maximizes the power density and energy efficiency of each component. Hybrid SOFC-Turbogenerator for Aircraft; $2,798,489. The cooling technology is a hybrid system containing ultralight cryogenics as well as traditional air cooling methods.

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Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid rated for lower highway mpg than non-hybrid

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Plug-in hybrids let you go mostly electric on the commute while also saving fuel—and gas money—en route to weekend destinations, without the charging infrastructure worries of a fully electric vehicle. Plug-In HybridsBe forewarned, though: For those who consider an ultra-luxury brand like Bentley, those sensibilities go (mostly) out the window.

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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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2013-2017 Toyota Prius models recalled for potential hybrid-system defect

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Toyota is expanding a recall of Prius hybrid models over a hybrid-system defect that could cause a sudden loss of propulsion. The fault lies with the inverter in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), a part of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

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2021 BMW 530e plug-in hybrid: Quicker, but will it go more electric miles?

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For 2021, the plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 5-Series sport sedan, the 530e, might no longer be the slowest-accelerating model in the U.S. BMW has ambitious targets for plug-in hybrids and. Plug-In Hybrids

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SEAT launches all-new Leon; gasoline, diesel, CNG, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid; €1.1B investment

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The new-generation compact car benefits from gasoline (TSI); diesel (TDI); compressed natural gas (TGI); mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) units. Plug-in hybrids. The fourth-generation Leon also includes an advanced plug-in hybrid variant.

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New Honda Jazz to be sold across Europe with standard hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Honda Jazz features efficient and responsive performance delivered by e:HEV hybrid technology as standard. For the first time, the Jazz will be sold exclusively across Europe with an advanced hybrid powertrain. Europe Hybrids

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MAN Energy to supply engines for Finnlines hybrid RoRos; 100% increase in efficiency

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Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter hybrid RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. Hansen, the new RoRos will be among the first examples of a new series of hybrid vessels. Engines Hybrids Ports and Marine

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2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid rated at 37 electric miles, starts below $35,000

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The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid has been rated at 37 all-electric miles, Ford announced on Monday. One key difference for the Escape Plug-In Hybrid versus the Ford Escape Hybrid is that the plug-in doesn’t offer all-wheel drive. The Plug-In Hybrid will be a front-wheel-drive-only model. Plug-In HybridsAlthough not yet confirmed by the EPA, the numbers.

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Mercedes-Benz pushes plug-in hybrid tech, will have 20 PHEVs by end of 2020

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Mercedes-Benz is betting big on plug-in hybrids. In a press release, Mercedes said plug-in hybrids will be a "key bridging technology" to all-electric cars. Plug-In Hybrids

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Review update: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid trolls coal

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That was my reaction when I first heard that the fastest Porsche SUV ever was also a plug-in hybrid with what Porsche claimed to be meaningful all-electric range. Plug-In HybridsYou’ve got to be kidding.

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Allison Transmission launches eGen Flex, new zero-emission-capable electric hybrid system

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Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, launched its new zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand. Since 2003, Allison has delivered more than 9,000 electric hybrid propulsion systems globally.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid confirmed for Europe, likely for US

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The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe crossover will be offered with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in Europe. Plug-In Hybrids

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Looking to get in a hybrid for cheap? Used Toyota Prius 1.5 HSD 2004-2009 Review

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They knew about hybrids and after a couple of times riding in our Prius, they decided to pull the trigger on two 2006s with 180k km (112k miles). What is it like to drive a hybrid? There is no need for a starter motor nor clutch in Toyota’s hybrid system.

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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. On Wednesday, Mitsubishi Motors North America announced a series of model updates and introductions arriving.

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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. Joining the flagship sedan model line, the Audi A8 TFSI e serves as the first plug-in hybrid variant of the A8. seconds, almost a second faster than the standard A8 V6 due to the hybrid components.

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