Off-road lift kit for Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid first

Green Car Reports

Like its gasoline and diesel counterparts, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will get a number of accessories under the Jeep Performance Parts banner, including a lift kit. Plug-In Hybrids

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MTSU group seeking to commercialize new wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit

Green Car Congress

A prototype plug-in hybrid retrofit kit is applied to a research vehicle’s rear wheels. A group at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), led by Dr. Charles Perry, who holds the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, has developed and demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit for almost any car. We have gained proof of concept in terms of feasibility. Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. EDI’s initial evaluation systems have been installed across 6 leading OEM platforms in US and Asia. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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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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Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Green Car Reports

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car''s front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Green Aftermarket Body Tesla Motors Tuning accessories aerodynamics coefficient of drag (Cd) plug-in cars Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory styling, and often distinctive--if an acquired taste.

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Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Toyota introduced the production Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond, CA, as the newest member of the expanding Prius Family. With a starting base price of $32,000 (before rebates), the production Prius Plug-in features a 4.4 The advanced grade plug-in Prius carries a base price of $39,525.). there is no cargo penalty for plug-in capability. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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Engine compartment of the CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid shows the transverse-mounted 3.0L Volkswagen brought the new CrossBlue Coupé plug-in hybrid sporty mid-size SUV show car, introduced in April at Auto Shanghai 2013 ( earlier post ), to a media event in Berlin for its European premiere. V6 gasoline engine (EA 390) and six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission with 40 kW electric motor (DQ 400 E) in the engine compartment.

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XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

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During a media event in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen provided a medium dive into details of its two-seater XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle diesel plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) as well as some driving time on local roads and highways. The XL1 is aggressively optimized for efficiency in all areas of its design and technology—from materials (carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque); to powertrain (0.8L In all-electric mode, the XL1 requires less than 0.1

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Volkswagen to introduce Passat Plug-in hybrid “soon”; Group electrifying more than 40 more models over next few years

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In remarks before the opening of the Geneva Motora Show, Volkswagen Group Chairman of the Board of Management Prof. Dr. Winterkorn said that a plug-in hybrid version of the Volkswagen Passat would join the Group’s range of low-CO 2 vehicles “soon.”. In his remarks, Winterkorn noted that Group research and development expenditure rose by 15% last year to the record value of €10.2 cars with fuel consumption in the range of 3.x

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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. Golf GTE will arrive at dealers in the first markets world-wide in autumn 2014. In pure electric mode (activated at the press of a button), the Golf GTE can travel up to 31 miles (50 km), depending on conditions.

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XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

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DON'T MISS: Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel. Plug-In Hybrids electric utilities plug-in cars fleet XL HybridsImproving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So far, the company's efforts have focused on hybrid powertrains for vans, box trucks, and shuttle buses.

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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. This new A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, which goes on sale in the spring of 2014. The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family and will be priced from a base MSRP of $29,900.

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Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

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Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright Automotive, once granted investment by GM, might have a second chance to see their technology on the road. The assets and intellectual property of Bright were acquired by Echo

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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.

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Tesla Model S body upgrade kit makes older cars look like new 2016s

Green Car Reports

It brings the Model S in line with the Model X, which launched with that look, as well as the recently-announced Model 3. Body Tesla Motors plug-in cars Unplugged PerformanceThe Tesla Model S recently received its first styling update since going on sale four years ago. The most visible change is a new, smoother front-fascia design that dispenses with the old car's simulated "grille."

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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. Gen1 System installed in a Crown Vic. Gen 2 system in a rolling chassis. With fleet mileage, ALTe projects ROI on a conversion in less than two years.

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Protean Electrics retrofitted through-the-road plug-in hybrid van showing significant fuel economy gains

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A European-based Vauxhall Vivaro van retrofitted with Protean Electric’s electric wheel motors ( earlier post )applied in a through-the-road plug-in hybrid system (TTRH) has shown a more than three-fold improvement in fuel economy in hybrid mode over a conventional Vivaro on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The vehicle is being shown for the first time in North America at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminar, 1–4 Aug.

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Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Taxi Unveiled at London’s City Hall

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kg @ 35 MPa), refuel in less than five minutes. The black cab is a much loved London icon, but it is also a significant source of pollution especially in the centre of the city. This prototype Fuel Cell Black Cab, which emits only water from its tailpipe, is an exciting glimpse of how hydrogen technology could soon play a vital role in cleaning up air quality for urban dwellers. London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, Kit Malthouse.

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BMW revealed 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV

Electric Vehicles India

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. The new Active Tourer launches with a choice of diesel or mild-hybrid petrol engines in early 2022.


Toyota joins iZEUS smart grid/smart traffic project, contributes four Prius plug-in hybrids

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Toyota has joined the iZEUS (Intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) project in Germany as an associated partner, and is contributing four Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung, ISI); Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, ISE); and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT).

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Leviton releases first UL-listed 40 Amp, cord-connected charging station for plug-in vehicles

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It features a cord-connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The Evr-Green 400 is compatible with the Evr-Green EVK05 Pre-Wire Installation Kit used with Leviton’s Evr-Green 300 and Evr-Green 320. Leviton introduced the Evr-Green 400 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station , its latest entry to its Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public electric vehicle charging systems.

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5 great electric cars still eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant

Drive EV

Yesterday the UK Government announced immediate changes to the Plug-In car Grant, reducing the value to £2,500 and the number of models eligible. The plug-in car grant was introduced 10 years ago to stimulate the early market for zero-emission vehicles.

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Creative Greenius is EV Driven

Creative Greenius

I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. "Revenge of the Electric Car" director, Chris Payne, in his new Tesla. These are all listed in the new keyword widget provided by EV Driven that we’ve all put in the sidebars on our blogs. In addition to Creative Greenius you’ll find these great EV Driven blogs: DIY Electric Car. Open Source Civic EV Kit. Plug In Partners. Plugs and Cars.

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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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NREL’s proposed adjustment method assumes that the increase in gasoline use during CD mode is the same as the increase calculated for CS mode. After examining data on the only PHEV currently available in large numbers, the new adjustment method shows promise for reasonably predicting PHEV average fuel and electricity use, despite differences in design. A similar balance (in the reverse direction) could work out for the longer depletion distance blended PHEV.

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Karma showcases extended range E-Flex platform for utility van applications

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The EREV Van platform can be delivered as powertrain kit for existing chassis or can be delivered as the E-Flex platforms These solutions are developed at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC), Karma’s assembly plant in Moreno Valley, Calif.

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Plug-in Hybrid Bills in Congress Scare Auto Makers

Plugs and Cars

The Detroit News Autos Insider column today is reporting on Congressional efforts to promote plug-in hybrids and the backlash from the automakers. Toyota made the car, the Prius, that made plug-in conversions possible, and now they are trying to rein in the desires unleashed. Neither CARB incentives nor the efforts of Plug-in Partners have moved the auto makers to produce plug-in hybrids, so conversion efforts are moving along.

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REV Becomes First Hymotion Dealer in Canada; Offers L5 Conversion Kit for Prius

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REV, a Vancouver, Canada company that converts Ford fleet vehicles into highway capable battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), has become the first Hymotion plug-in conversion kit dealer in Canada. It is now offering the Hymotion L5 plug-in conversion system for Toyota Prius owners in BC.

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Will 'Bolt-On' Plug-In Hybrid Package Succeed For Fleets Where Bright Failed?

Green Car Reports

Speaking to Charged EVs, Plotke says he''s explaining very clearly the advantages of running the company''s electrification kits to "Green is a tough sell if it doesn''t actually save money." Those are the words of Echo Automotive chairman Jason Plotke, whose company aims to make bolt-on hybrid solutions for existing commercial vehicles a reality.

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Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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WiTricity, the MIT spin-off commercializing strongly coupled magnetic resonance wireless charging technology for EVs as well as consumer devices, industrial, medical and military applications ( earlier post ), has work underway to deliver wireless charging systems capable of delivering 10s of kilowatts for plug-ins, compared to the current 3.3 Gruzen earlier served in senior management roles at Dell, HP, Compaq and Sony. In addition to the 3.3 WiT-3300 Development Kit.

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HD REV powertrain company Wrightspeed gearing up for commercialization push

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Recently relocated to an 110,000 ft 2 manufacturing space in the emerging Alameda Point technology center, Wrightspeed is expanding to meet growing demand for its award-winning The Route REV powertrain systems. The company recently showcased its powertrain technology alongside Mack Trucks at Waste Expo 2016 in Las Vegas and signed a $30+ million deal with NZ Bus, signaling multinational and multimodal demand for the company’s powertrain technology. Wrightspeed Inc.,

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Groupe PSA launching a new generation of small vans based on EMP2 platform for Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall

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small vans—segment in Europe, Groupe PSA will introduce three latest-generation models designed for its different brands: Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall. The new line-up stems from a single development program aimed at increasing the efficiency of investments and resources devoted to vehicle development, in response to customer needs and usage patterns. To cover all the needs of LAV customers, the vehicles will come in two lengths, each available in 5- and 7?seater

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Hyundai’s 2019 IONIQ electrified line-up adds active safety features, voice recognition, remote charge management

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Hyundai’s model-year 2019 IONIQ lineup—hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric— adds new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models. 2019 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid. Standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models via Blue Link. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid features a Kappa 1.6L

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This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S body upgrade kit. Custom Tesla Motors plug-in carsWhen it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or customize styling to make a mass-produced vehicle unique. But just because you can do something, that doesn't always mean you should.

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Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Green Car Reports

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie, who recently uncovered an interesting tidbit in an issue of Driver, the in-house magazine sent out by Volkswagen of America to owners of its cars. Future Cars VW plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Project developing lightweight motors and their production technologies for EVs; fiber-reinforced plastics

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In cooperation with four other companies, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is developing flexible technologies for the series production of lightweight electric motors under the “ ProLeMo ” project (website scheduled to go live 15 August). ProLeMo is funded under the German government’s “e-mobility, positioning along the value chain - Electric Power” program, and will seek to replace metals in motors with fiber-reinforced composite materials and soft magnetic composites.

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German Government Backs New Consortium Focused on Developing New Battery Materials for Plug-ins

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million) to a consortium of ten universities and non-university research institutions in southern Germany focused on the development of new materials for high-performance automotive traction batteries. Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the Universität Karlsruhe are merging to form The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). To fully use the potentials and chances of electromobility in Germany, it is required to strengthen electrochemistry research.

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Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

Green Cars News

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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BMW Group hits 100K electrified vehicle mark for this year, lights up Group HQ like a battery

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The BMW Group has delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017, as promised at the beginning of the year. In recognition of the miletone, BMW used a light installation to transform its Group headquarters—the world-famous “Four-Cylinder” in the north of Munich—on the evening of 18 December 2017 into a battery. The BMW Group selected this glowing symbol to represent the technological change taking place in mobility.

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Wrangler 4xe lift, GM Mexico investment, charging apps: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

GM faces some backlash for a big investment in EVs in Mexico. Jeep rolls out some cool aftermarket pieces for its plug-in hybrid Wrangler. On its Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, Jeep has introduced the first OEM off-road lift kit offered on a plug-in.

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Consortium seeks to show total cost of EVs can be less than combustion engine reference car

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EVs for use by Michelin and Siemens staffers in the project. Michelin and Siemens, in cooperation with research partners at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, are launching a project to demonstrate that the total cost of electric vehicles can be less than that of a conventional combustion-engined car. If electric mobility is to be successful in Europe, it has to be economically efficient.

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Why plug-in hybrids are top of the pile

Green Cars News

Internal combustion engines, hybrid electrics or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - which would you choose? Well if its improvements in mileage and reductions in emissions you want, you can’t go wrong with a plug-in. That’s the verdict of the third phase of a SDG&E multi-year in-use study on plug-ins - SDG&E is a public utility that services San Diego and southern Orange counties.

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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 In all-electric use, the 13 kWh battery delivers a range of up to 37 miles (60 km). In standard mode, charging takes 4½ hours. Kitting”.

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