New BMW 330e PHEV features 50% boost in all-electric range to 41 miles; XtraBoost debuts

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The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid features the latest generation of BMW eDrive technology paired with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. Making its debut appearance in a BMW, the standard-fitted XtraBoost raises the system output of the plug-in hybrid to a maximum 215 kW/292 hp.

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MINI Cooper SE EV making show debut at IAA; MINI boosts electric range of Countryman PHEV up to 35 miles

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The latest version of the plug-in hybrid model, also making its debut appearance in Frankfurt, employs the latest battery cell technology, enabling it to achieve an electric range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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 Volkswagen Passat GTE PHEV boosts electric range

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The new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid features , under the new WLTP cycle, an electric range of up to 54 km (33.6 miles) (Variant) or 56 km (34.8 miles)(sedan). To charge the battery during the journey, the driver simply activates “Hybrid” mode in the Infotainment system.

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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.

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. These numbers are consistent with what the PHEV F-150 has been proven to achieve at EPA-certified testing facilities.

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV

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Not too many people will ever drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the company's mid-size crossover utility vehicle. Located two dozen miles off the. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVSo it was fitting that the company launched the vehicle on dusty roads in the back country of Catalina Island: roads that not many people are allowed to drive on.

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London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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The trial—supported by a £4.7-million (US$5.9-million) grant from the UK Government-funded Advanced Propulsion Centre—consisted of 20 Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans ( earlier post ) covering 240,000 km (150,000 miles) over a 12-month period.

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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Geely Auto’s flagship B-segment hybrid sedan Bo Rui GE has been selected as an official diplomatic concierge vehicle by the Beijing Service Bureau for Diplomatic Missions. The Bo Rui GE comes in either a MHEV 48V mild hybrid or full PHEV plug-in hybrid version.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC EQ Power Gen 3 PHEV offers increased range

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC EQ Power, featuring third-generation plug-in hybrid technology, is making its debut. 28-30 miles; EPA electric range TBA). The plug-in hybrid benefits from the recent redesign of the Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-size SUV, offering more striking design, the intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and advanced driver assistance systems. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km). Ford insights on plug-in hybrid drivers.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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This supports its hybrid-exclusive 1.5L The Velite 5’s pure electric driving mode is prioritized to meet daily user demand for zero emissions and fuel consumption, with the electric driving range surpassing an estimated 100 km (62 miles). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Ford reveals production version of Transit Custom PHEV at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Ford revealed the production version of the new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.

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Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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Hyundai lanched the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle—Hyundai’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle—along with the hybrid version of the seventh-generation Sonata, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The PHEV is fitted with a 9.8

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Audi launching plug-in hybrid versions of Q5, A6, A7 and A8 at Geneva show; 25 miles AER in WLTP

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Audi is presenting plug-in hybrid variants of the models A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) in the WLTP cycle at the Geneva Motor Show. The new plug-in hybrid models will be available for order during the course of the year 2019.

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New BMW 3 Series Touring to offer PHEV version; XtraBoost mode

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The new generation BMW 3 Series Touring will offer the first plug-in hybrid drive system for one of BMW’s Touring models. kWh per 100 kilometers (62 miles), and the 330e Touring can drive for up to 63 kilometers (39 miles) on electric power alone (provisional figures).

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Efficient Drivetrains introduces CNG PHEV for agriculture work truck applications

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The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. Hybrids Natural Gas Plug-ins

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BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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BMW is bringing its new 330e iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) to US dealers this summer starting at $44,695 including Destination and Handling. All-electric driving is possible at speeds of up to 75 mph (121 km/h) and with a range (AER) of around 14 miles (22.5

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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The newly introduced 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid makes significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) it replaces, including more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range.

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Mitsubishi bringing 2018 Outlander PHEV to US in December

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Mitsubishi is bringing the plug-in hybrid crossover Outlander (the best-selling PHEV in Europe) to the US. The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will arrive in dealerships in December 2017 with an MSRP of $34,595. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Efficient Drivetrains develops PHEV SUV for Asian market

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EDI), a developer of plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) technologies spanning light- to heavy-duty classes ( earlier post ), has developed a new energy plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace. EDI’s New Energy PHEV SUV.

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with redesigned powertrain goes on sale in Japan

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Mitsubishi Motors’ 2019 Outlander PHEV, featuring a redesigned powertrain, is now on sale in Japan. The 2019 model, unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva show ( earlier post ), features a more advanced PHEV system that gives this SUV a stronger EV flavor. miles), up from 60.2

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ŠKODA introduces PHEV version of flagship along with first battery-electric production model

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ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has introduced the SUPERB iV—a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship SUPERB— and the CITIGOe iV, the company’s first production battery-electric vehicle. ŠKODA SUPERB iV PHEV.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.)

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai began the US rollout of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) and its conventional hybrid sibling (HEV) with a series of media drives in California—one of the main markets for the PHEV, which offers some 24 miles (38.6

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EPA pegs Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV range at 620 miles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the overall range for Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi at 620 miles (998 km). The Toyota Prius plug-in trails the C-MAX Energi by 80 miles at 540 miles of overall range, and the Chevrolet Volt comes in third at 380 miles. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid offers up to six miles in all-electric range.

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New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology. The plug-in hybrid system of the new BMW X1 xDrive25Le comprises a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology driving the front wheels, with an electric motor that delivers its power to the rear wheels.

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More details on Mitsubishi’s three hybrid concepts: two PHEVs and one 48V mild hybrid

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Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is showcasing its three new hybrid drive concepts—two plug-ins and one 48V mild hybrid—at the Geneva Motor Show. Concept GC-PHEV. Concept GC-PHEV. PHEV system elements. Electric range is around 40 km (31 miles). Concept XR-PHEV.

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PHEV's and Water Consumption

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The same commute in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), meanwhile, would take a whopping 318 gallons. All told, electric miles necessitate threefold the water consumption and 17 times the water withdrawal of gasoline miles.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L Engines Hybrids

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DOE Funds PHEVs

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T he Department of Energy is moving forward to develop advanced batteries for PHEV s. DOE to Provide up to $14 Million to Develop Advanced Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia said it intends to expand its green car line-up from four current models to 11 by 2020, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. All-new Optima Hybrid (Korea Spec K5 Hybrid). Optima PHEV and Niro hybrid.

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Ford to show production version of new Transit PHEV and 48V mHEV version

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Ford’s Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will make its show debut in production form, and the new Transit with a segment-first 48-volt mild hybrid (mHEV) powertrain. Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV targets a zero-emission range of up to 50 kilometres (31 miles), and features the multi-award winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine as a range extender. 48V Europe Hybrids Plug-ins

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

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The team found that, contrary to common belief, a PHEV with about 60  km (37 miles) of real-world range currently electrifies as many annual vehicles kilometers as a BEV, despite having a much smaller battery. t higher for BEV than for PHEV.

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Updated Volkswagen Passat to offer upgraded PHEV version; partially automated driving at cruising speed

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Among the technical updates are an upgrade to the plug-in hybrid system in the Passat GTE that extends the all-electric range to to up to around 55 km (34 miles) in the WLTP cycle (approximately 70 km (43.5 Hybrid (automatic switchover between electric motor and TSI).

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Mercedes-Benz S 560 e PHEV now available for ordering

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The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. The efficiency of the 9G-TRONIC plug-in-hybrid transmission and a new lithium-ion battery support an all-electric range of around 50 kilometers (31 miles). The hybrid drive system in the S 560 e combines the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 gasoline engine with 90 kW of EQ Power to deliver a maximum system output of up to 350 kW. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Efficient Drivetrains receives 30-unit PHEV bus order for City of Kunming, China

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EDI) has received a production order for PHEV bus drivetrain systems from the city of Kunming, China. Forecasts indicate that Chinese bus markets will see more than 200,000 PHEV and EV buses by 2020, with full electrification by 2027. China Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Niro PHEV pairs an all-aluminum 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) four-cylinder engine with an 8.9 Hybrids Plug-ins

Audi targeting sales of 800,000 BEVs and PHEVs in 2025

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Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. Its lithium-ion battery provides a range of more than 400 kilometers (249 miles) in the WLTP driving cycle. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017; GLE PHEV coming soon

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Mercedes-Benz is making a strategic push on plug-in hybrids: the Stuttgart-based automaker will introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. The company said that the main emphasis as regards alternative drives in years to come will be on plug-in hybrids. The announcement follows the market introduction of the C 350 e ( earlier post , earlier post ), the company’s second plug-in hybrid model following the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ).

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Here Come the PHEVs

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The company is planning to come to market in about 18 months with a high-performance, high-end, plug-in hybrid sedan. It will go about 50 miles on a battery charge , which isn't far, but the car will also come with a built-in gas engine that exists primarily to charge the battery.

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Mitsubishi shows XR-PHEV concept at LA Show

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Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV on stage in LA. MMNA) gave the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV ( earlier post ) plug-in hybrid its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. l/100 km), and the all-electric range is more than 53 miles (85 km). Hybrids Plug-ins

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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More than two and one-half years after the car was first announced ( earlier post ) and more than one year after sales began in Germany and Central Europe ( earlier post ), the US-spec version of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in US showrooms in the next few weeks.

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