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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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 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.

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McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car could have 20-mile electric range, arrives late 2020

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A McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car with 20 miles of electric range could arrive later this year, according to Autocar magazine. Plug-In Hybrids

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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. HybridsAll American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit.

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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020). With all-wheel drive and the powerful hybrid system (700 N·m torque), the Touareg R is designed for a superior maximum trailer weight of up to 3.5

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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

2018 123

Refit hybrid-electric commuter boat launched in Stockholm

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In joint trials, Blidösundsbolaget, a subsidiary of Transdev, has teamed up with Scania to refit M/S Rex for hybrid operations. The hybridization of Rex is a step in that development. Conversions Hybrids Ports and Marine

2020 88

Volkswagen introduces Touareg R plug-in hybrid model

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Volkswagen’s top-of-the-range model Touareg now also features a plug-in hybrid drive. The Touareg R is the third plug-in hybrid model in Volkswagen’s European product line, following the Golf and Passat. This hybrid strategy also provides the greatest savings potential.

2020 88

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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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.

2020 88

Nissan, Mitsubishi opt for Toshiba SCiB rechargeable battery for hybrid kei cars

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The simple hybrid system of the Nissan and Mitsubishi kei cars harvests kinetic energy during deceleration to charge the SCiB, which drives an electric motor that assists the engine—and reduces gasoline consumption—during vehicle start, acceleration and moving from idling.

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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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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity.

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New scalable and modular hybrid drive from MAHLE: MMHP

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MAHLE has developed a new, fully integrated and modular hybrid drive that can be tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle applications. In comparison with established hybrid technologies it is more cost-efficient, more compact, and lighter, MAHLE says.

2019 105

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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2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets more electric range, new home-charging options

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The 2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets a redesign, migrating to the G20-generation 3-Series platform and gaining more electric range in the process. Plug-In Hybrids

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Short sights: The plug-in hybrids with the least electric range

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Hybrids use some of the hardware from electric cars to provide better efficiency or better performance—and often both. Plug-in hybrids sound like an easy concept to jump to from there. Plug-In 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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Wärtsilä to install hybrid upgrades on two offshore supply vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages in two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The Ocean Art , one of two Atlantic Offshore vessels to be upgraded with a Wärtsilä Hybrid package.

2019 96

Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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So far it has not been possible to tap the full potential of plug-in hybrids and full hybrids for reducing CO 2 emissions because the expensive powertrain of these vehicles puts them out of reach for many customers. Hybrids Plug-ins Transmissions

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2020 Volvo plug-in hybrids: Bigger battery boosts EPA range, mpg

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Volvo earlier this year announced that it was adding a little more spark to its plug-in hybrid systems in its XC60 and XC90 T8 plug-in hybrids: by boosting their electric range. Plug-In Hybrids

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First vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid technology now in operation

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The technology group Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the Vilja , an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. It is the marine sector’s first hybrid power module of this type produced. Hybrids Ports and Marine

2019 113

2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring preview: All-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid puts luxury first

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With the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring, Lincoln has its second plug-in hybrid crossover and the smallest vehicle in its lineup with a hybrid system. Plug-In Hybrids

2020 82

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid includes more active-safety features

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The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid joins non-hybrid Optima models in making several important safety features standard. In 2019, automatic emergency braking and automatic lane control were optional on the Optima Hybrid EX and were not available on the Plug-in Hybrid. For 2020, the Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid again come only in the EX trim level. Plug-In Hybrids

2019 68

Plug-in hybrid model now tops the Porsche Cayenne range

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Porsche’s Cayenne range follows the Panamera series ( earlier post ) in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model. Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2019. All hybrid models from Porsche have auxiliary air conditioning as standard.

XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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XL delivered 154 hybrid electric (HEV) GMC Savana Cargo vans to the California Vanpool Authority (also known as CalVans ) to improve the fuel efficiency and sustainability of its agriculture transportation fleet. Fleets Hybrids

2019 101

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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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

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The often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt. Plug-In Hybrids

2020 83

Hyundai Motor Group develops world first active shift control for hybrids

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The new technology will premiere in the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and eventually benefit other upcoming Hyundai and Kia hybrids. Hybrids TransmissionsHyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology.

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California hybrid sales surged in 2019, as plug-in hybrids tumbled and EV growth slowed

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With most numbers for vehicle sales in 2019 now tallied, it appears to have been the year in which hybrids got a second wind, electric vehicle growth stumbled, and plug-in hybrids started to fall out of favor.

2020 71

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid confirmed for LA auto show debut

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Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids

2019 98

Continental presents 48V full-hybrid system; motor delivers up to 30 kW

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In the run-up to IAA 2019, Continental Powertrain is now presenting a 48-volt high-power drive system with 30 kW, enabling a full-hybrid vehicle. Conventional full-hybrid vehicle would normally use high voltage technology. The 48-volt systems were previously known as mild or P0 hybrids.

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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.

2020 96

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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Hyliion delivers first of three hybrid Class 8 trucks to Penske Truck Leasing

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will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. Conversions Heavy-duty HybridsHyliion Inc. Earlier post.) The solution was developed in partnership with Dana Inc.,

2020 96

New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. The Sorento Hybrid’s battery pack is located under the floor of the cabin. Hybrid. Diesel Engines Hybrids

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Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

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At the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Ford announced two new members of the 2020 Explorer lineup: the Explorer Hybrid and Explorer ST. Explorer Hybrid. An all-new 10-speed modular hybrid transmission provides SUV capability. Hybrids

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Ford investing €42M in Valencia plant for new hybrid models and battery assembly operations

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million) in its Valencia, Spain manufacturing plant to support the company’s electrification strategy with a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility in addition to new S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid models. S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid. Europe Hybrids Manufacturing

2020 78

First drive review: 2020 BMW 745e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan goes your own way, all so posh

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Here it is: This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid I recently drove isn’t really any step forward in efficiency. Plug-In HybridsSometimes it’s okay to just acknowledge the elephant in the room, and accept that as a starting point.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid: More electric range, and quicker

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Sometimes one model year makes quite the difference; and such is the case for the Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid. The 2020 version of this model will get refreshed styling, the luxury automaker’s latest cabin interface, and its new, third-generation plug-in hybrid hardware.

2019 92

Fiat 500 and Panda first FCA models to be fitted with new mild-hybrid technology

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The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda will be the first FCA models to adopt the group’s new hybrid technology. Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda Hybrid Launch Edition. The dashboard, which displays information on the hybrid system, prompts the driver when to shift. Hybrids

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gas mileage review: The ideal family hauler

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Seating for six, up to 32-miles of EPA-rated all-electric range, and a 30-mpg combined rating set the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid up to be not just the ideal minivan but the ideal family mover at this point in time. Plug-In Hybrids

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