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Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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In an open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team from Fraunhofer ISI and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has presented the first systematic overview of empirical findings on the electrification of vehicle mileage based on on actual PHEV (plug-in hybrid) and BEV (battery-electric vehicle) usage for the US and Germany. For the study, the team compared the performance of 49,000 BEVs and 73,000 PHEVs in Germany and the US.

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BMW revealed 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV

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BMW revealed 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV. BMW has revealed an all-new 2 Series Active Tourer, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) the most popular second generation of a model in Europe. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV specifications .

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Efficient Drivetrains now offering OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

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EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. Hybrids Plug-insEfficient Drivetrains , Inc.

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Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan features one of four new powertrains for the all-new Accord. Puncture repair kit (in place of gasoline-engine Accord's spare wheel and tire).

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Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp. kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. The software upgrade is based upon patented technology developed by Chicago-based Ewert Energy Systems , which has granted PICC exclusive rights for its use in Prius conversion kits. Tags: Conversions Plug-ins

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. At a media preview in Santa Barbara this week, Hyundai executives said the the hybrid will be moving into showrooms shortly, the battery-electric version in April (in California initially), and the plus-in hybrid in Q4. Ioniq Hybrid. market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV).

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants. At a media preview in Santa Barbara this week, Hyundai executives said the the hybrid will be moving into showrooms shortly, the battery-electric version in April (in California initially), and the plus-in hybrid in Q4. Ioniq Hybrid. market share for all electrified vehicles (hybrid, PHEV and BEV).

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Volkswagen to introduce Golf plug-in hybrid at Geneva; first deliveries in autumn

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Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. Volkswagen will formally unveil the Golf GTE—a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Golf hatchback combining electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI—at the Geneva Motor Show next month. With the addition of the plug-in hybrid GTE, the Golf line incorporates all the relevant drive systems of today: gasoline, diesel, natural gas, hybrid, and electric. Hybrids Plug-ins

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DS introducing DS 7 CROSSBACK at Geneva show; PHEV model, autonomous driving features

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Powered by a 300 hp,four-wheel drive E-TENSE system, a plug-in hybrid version will be available from spring 2019. Alongside the E-TENSE plug-in hybrid, DS 7 CROSSBACK will ultimately be available with a choice of five internal combustion engines compliant with the Euro 6.2 This version has three possible operating modes: 100% electric, hybrid, or combined. In fast mode, it can take less than 2½ hours, with a 6.6kW charger that plugs into a 32A socket.

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Volvo Cars buys 100% of Polestar; performance PHEVs

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Polestar will also in future utilize Volvo’s twin engine electrification technology (plug-in hybrid) to develop next-generation performance cars. Volvo will also benefit from the sale of aftermarket Polestar performance optimization kits for existing Volvos. Volvo Cars has acquired 100 per cent of Polestar, the Swedish high performance car company, including the Polestar brand. Polestar will now be used as the model name for special high performance Volvos.

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ALTe Developing Series Plug-in Hybrid Powertrains for Conversion and OEM Applications

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Rendering of the Gen 2 series plug-in hybrid powertrain under development. A Bloomfield, Michigan startup is developing light- and medium-duty series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain systems—initially as conversions, but ultimately extending to an OEM basis. A Gen 2 Series PHEV Powertrain under development is installed in a running rolling chassis. The company will deliver these powertrain kits to a dealer network to be established.

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Audi of America officially introduces the new A3 family; plug-in hybrid version coming in 2015

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The A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. Audi of America officially announced plans today for the arrival in the US of the new A3 family of premium compact cars, with three body styles, five new engines and seven variants including its plug-in hybrid model. It will be joined later in the fall of 2014 by the Audi A3 Cabriolet; A3 TDI clean diesel sedan; the high-performance S3 sedan; and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

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PHEV conversion company Echo Automotive completes $3M financing, joins CALSTART

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a developer of technologies enabling the conversion of existing fleet vehicles into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, completed a $3-million financing with United Fleet Financing, LLC, through a private placement offering and mezzanine financing. kWh modules; 650A inverter and power electronics; on-board charger; and hybrid controls. Echo Automotive, Inc.,

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ZF launches product offensive for hybrid and electric drive systems, automated driving, integrated safety, and chassis

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ZF is launching a product offensive for hybrid and electric vehicles, active chassis systems, integrated safety, and automated driving. It is laying the foundation for a new breed of battery-electric vehicles with its new 8-speed automatic transmission for hybridization. The modular construction system enables mild, full, and plug-in hybrid drives to achieve top performances between 24 and 160 kW. PHEVS. Mild hybrids.

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National Labs Developing Methodology for Estimating Real World Fuel and Electricity Consumption of Plug-in Hybrids Based on Dynamometer Data

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This works well for blended PHEVs that have lower electric power capabilities. Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are cooperating to develop and test a method for predicting the real-world fuel and electricity consumption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by adjusting dynamometer test results.

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Third Phase of SDGE In-Use Study Shows PHEVs Excel on Fuel Economy and GHG Emissions Reductions Compared to Gasoline ICE and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

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One of SDG&E’s converted PHEVs. The third phase of a SDG&E multi-year in-use study on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles showed that plug-in hybrids offer significant improvements in gas mileage and reductions in emissions when compared with standard hybrid-electric and gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. When compared with the standard hybrid, the plug-in hybrid, at 68 mpg US (3.5

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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Hyundai’s 2018 Plug-in Hybrid Ioniq ( earlier post ) is heading to dealerships now—joining the Hybrid and Electric models—with an aggressive starting price of $24,950—$5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq but with more than five times the range. For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) fueleconomy.gov site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream.

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Current Hybrids are natural donor platforms because they already have most of the needed electric propulsion components, so the conversion process deals primarily with integrating larger battery packs.A Vehicle-to-grid interface technology is also particularly well suited to Plug-in vehicles. PiPrius : Open Source documentation and kits.

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CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Latest from CalCars-News: [ see all latest ] How CalCars Green-Tuned an 04 Prius into a PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid! Add batteries and grid-charging, and you get PRIUS+, a "plug-in" hybrid (PHEV). PRIUS+ can demonstrate driver interest in PHEVs.

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Efficient Drivetrains introduces EDI PowerDrive 8000 series for Class 8 trucks

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The new powertrain line—the EDI PowerDrive 8000—will be available in the first half of 2018 in both all electric and plug-in hybrid form factors (PHEV). The company has received multiple project contracts for both the electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the solution with an initial OEM partner for deployment in mid 2018. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

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If that’s your theory then you may have to re-evaluate after Ponway, California-based Plug-In Conversions Corp (PICC) completed a software upgrade conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at up to 70mph in a converted Prius. Previous Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle kits have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34mph in all-electric mode with some kits allowing speeds as fast as 52mph using “forced stealth&# mode.

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Driving Hyundai’s electrified Ioniq line-up; cost-effective efficiency and dynamics

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Hyundai has begun the US roll-out of its Ioniq line-up of electrified vehicles: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric. The Ioniq Hybrid offers up to the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg / 4.05 l/100 km) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge / 25 kWh/100 miles). Of particular note is the smooth integration of the engine with the motor in the new 6-speed DCT in the hybrids.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Conversions are mostly for the Prius, with a few for the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs. PHEVs with "Good Enough to Get Started" batteries. At that point, we expect the aftermarket companies prices to have come down sufficiently so that their conversions will be attractive to owners of hundreds of thousands of hybrids already on the road.

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Renesas Electronics introduces 4th-generation Li-ion battery management IC

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The ISL78714 provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, along with cell balancing and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs while maximizing driving time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV/MHEV/PHEV/BEV). The reference design kit provides setup and data logging via CAN and UART.

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Efficient Drivetrains expands PowerDrive portfolio with additional all-electric drivetrains

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has expanded its EDI PowerDrive solution portfolio to include additional models of all-electric drivetrains and full vehicle electrification kits for commercial vehicles spanning class 4 through 8. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). Below is a chronology of hybrid Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes that have been converted.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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Slowly, But Ever Slowly. Moving Towards Launching "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona".

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

However, slowly but ever so slowly yet, with a bit of steadyfastness, the "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona" moves! with a PHEV Kit, solar panels and a 110-volt inverter on-board. Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV3A'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit of DC" along with EVJerry has unfortunately experienced a series of delays on various fronts.

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) Now, to add some further complication, everyone's got religion on plug-in hybrids. Many, including electric advocates, some enviros and ARB staff, (even some cars makers, it would seem) want to figure new ways to use the regs to bring plug-in hybrids to market quickly due to their near term benefits, commercialisability and pathways plug-ins offer to true ZEV. Easy as 123.

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ON Semiconductor introducing new family of power modules for Automotive traction inverters

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The first two devices to be released are ideally suited for use in the main traction inverter of all types of electrically-powered vehicles including battery electric vehicles (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and full hybrid vehicles (HEV). The new NVG800A75L4DSC-EVK and NVH820S75L4SPB-EVK VE-Trac evaluation kits will be demonstrated at the ON Semiconductor booth during CES, located in the Venetian/Sands Convention Center, Murrano 3302.

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Road Test: 2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec Advance

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It wouldn’t be a surprise if the next generation RDX is a hybrid or plug-in hybrid to get that fuel economy into the mid-30 miles per gallon range. Road Test: 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV. Road Test: 2018 Volvo XC60 PHEV. Restyling a Best-Selling Premium Compact SUV.

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Li-ion maker Boston-Power launches module system for EV and ESS applications; no-weld integration

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earlier post ) recently launched its Ensemble Module System; a “kit” of standard components that provides OEMs and pack assemblers with a simple, cost-effective way to assemble large format battery pack solutions for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage system (ESS) applications. Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power Inc.

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