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

Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The program commits city departments to the leasing of pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to replace aging city vehicles, including those with conventional internal combustion engines.

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Housing Authority of Los Angeles begins testing of BYD plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and China-based BYD Motors Inc. launched a testing program using BYD’s F3DM (Dual Mode) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The agreement was signed and BYD vehicles were put into service at HACLA Offices in Los Angeles. If there is a requirement to go farther than 60 miles in a given day, the vehicle can be manually switched to plug-in-hybrid electric or “PHEV mode”, where a 1.0L

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Spring 2016 On-Sale Date, More Details Revealed

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Mitsubishi has confirmed that the long-anticipated Outlander Plug-In Hybrid utility vehicle will arrive for the 2017 model year, in Spring 2016. It’s hardly been a smooth trip to market for the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). The model was originally previewed by a concept at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto show, and slated for U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: LA Auto Show Preview

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Mitsubishi is to unveil the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander for the first time in North America, at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. While the company claims the regular car will be one of the most efficient vehicles in its class, the real gas-sipper will be the plug-in hybrid version, due in early 2014. The Outlander PHEV will use front- and

BMW Group Leipzig plant launches series production of the BMW i8 Roadster PHEV

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The BMW Group Leipzig plant has started series production of the BMW i8 Roadster, unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show ( earlier post ). Since its launch in 2014, the BMW i8 has been the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

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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. Hybrids Plug-ins Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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With the 2016 XC90 ( earlier post ) heading to dealerships across the US, Volvo Cars gave media an opportunity to experience the next generation of its full-size luxury SUV—in both its conventional T6 and plug-in hybrid T8 Drive-E Twin Engine forms—in and around Los Angeles.

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV EPA-certified at 115 MPGe, on sale 15 Jan with MSRP of $39,780; LEV3/SULEV20 compliance

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2014 Accord PHEV. With its EPA rating of 115 MPGe, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid surpasses plug-in-class competitors including the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). Hybrids Plug-insClick to enlarge.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan makes N. American debut at LA Auto Show; available in California late 2016; PHEV in 2018

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan ( earlier post ) made its North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show as Honda announced additional details for the vehicle’s entry into the US market.

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FCA to invest $4.5B to expand production capacity in Michigan, electrify Jeep vehicles with PHEV, possible BEV models

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Those actions have resulted in the recent launches of the award-winning all-new Jeep Wrangler and all-new Ram 1500, and the introduction of the newest member of the Jeep family, the all-new Jeep Gladiator, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins Vehicle ManufacturersFiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will invest a total of $4.5

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California Energy Commission awards nearly $9M to 3 projects to support local manufacturing of heavy-duty electric vehicles, PHEVs

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The project will provide a high-tech manufacturing plant in the heart of the Los Angeles region, the largest bus market in the United States. As part of its approval of more than $83.7

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Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid vehicle for police and government customers

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Now, the company is introducing a plug-in hybrid vehicle with an all-electric range of 21 miles for police and government customers. Customers will be able to order the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan in December with sales starting next summer. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Chrysler/DOE Ram PHEV project exploring battery life modeling

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The RAM plug-in hybrid truck. Chrysler is showcasing its two-mode Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), equipped with a 12 kWh, 33 Ah cell, 355V Li-ion battery pack from Electrovaya, at the Washington DC Auto Show. Click to enlarge.

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Honda brings FCV Concept to N. America, promises new EV and PHEV models by 2018

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Honda also used the venue to announce that it will offer several next-generation, advanced powertrain vehicles, including a new battery-electric model and plug-in hybrid model by 2018. The Honda FCV Concept made its world debut in Japan on 17 November 2014, followed by an announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show that Honda will provide FirstElement Fuel with $13.8 Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen Plug-ins

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Hyundai to Launch Plug-in Hybrid in 2012; Planning PHEV Fleet Testing in Korea and US

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Hyundai will introduce a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the market in 2012, according to Dr. Byungsoon Min, of Hyundai Motor Company R&D Center, presenting at the SAE 2010 Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego this week. However, he noted, the company thinks it may be able to lead with its plug-in hybrid technology. an envelope of 15-25 miles) was a likely target for the 2012 production PHEV. Tags: Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Plug In Auto Nation

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The Nation's largest retail car dealer sees the importance of the PHEV and its CEO is calling on his manufacturers to get with the program. automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Ford aggregate driver data show its PHEV owners operate in electric mode nearly 60% of the time

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Ford plug-in hybrid owners are operating in electric mode nearly 60% of the time, according to new aggregate data collected from Ford’s MyFord Mobile app. MyFord Mobile is available on Ford’s plug-in (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicles, Fusion Energi, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, and is available for download both through the App Store and Google Play. Behavior Connected vehicles Driver Assistance Systems Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mitsubishi to debut eight xEVs in next five years: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) plans to introduce eight hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery-powered (BEV) models by fiscal year 2015 in anticipation that demand for low-carbon, fuel-efficient automobiles will expand worldwide. by Jack Rosebro.

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June '06 - The Film Opens, CARB Ducks, PHEV Debut in DC

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director Chris Paine’s long-awaited documentary, begins a nationwide theatrical release on June 28 in Los Angeles and New York. Plug In America and other Electric Auto Association chapters have been actively promoting the film with a guerilla marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness. Subsequent to that hearing, CARB pulled the plug on battery EVs and put its effort behind hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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Audi of America targeting 25% of sales to be plug-ins by 2025; national network of 150 kW fast chargers

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Flanked by the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post ) on one side and the Audi concept e-tron quattro ( earlier post ) on the other, Audi of America president Scott Keogh used his press conference speech at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday to declare that the brand is targeting at least 25% of its US sales to be e-tron—i.e., plug-in hybrid or full electric—models by 2025. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-ins

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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. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Plug-ins

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Jeep introduces 2018 Wrangler with mild hybrid, diesel options; plug-in hybrid version in 2020

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the 2018 Wrangler, with new mild hybrid (eTorque) and diesel options to be available. At the reveal, Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA Global, said that a full plug-in hybrid electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020.

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AECOM study finds EV adoption in Victoria can offer significant economic benefits by late 2020s; PHEVs initially lead uptake

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For the report, Forecast Uptake and Economic Evaluation of Electric Vehicles in Victoria , AECOM modelled the likely penetration of electric vehicles (including hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and. Assumes there are only Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) available, with no Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) or pure Electric Vehicles (EVs). vehicle types (ICEs, EVs, PHEVs and HEVs).

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CMU policy briefs outline benefits and potential for adoption of electrified vehicles in the US

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To achieve the best outcomes, the brief suggests, plug-in vehicle adoption should typically be focused on HEVs and PHEVs by city drivers in mild-climate regions with a clean electricity grid, such as San Francisco or Los Angeles. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Policy

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Toyota Formally Announces Introduction of Plug-in Prius Into Key Markets, Targeting Tens of Thousands in Public Sales in Two Years

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The all-electric range of the Prius Plug-In (23 km) will cover more than 50% of distances driven by single cars each day in Japan, according to Toyota. The plug-in made its North American debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. Prius Plug-In Performance Specs (Japan).

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Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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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 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). If youre interested in converting your Prius, see the information at How To Get a Plug-In Hybrid.

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Mayor Menino Adds Boston

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Boston joins in the Plug-In Campaign. In addition, I joined mayors from across the country in a national effort to support the National Plug-in Hybrid Campaign. The cost of charging the battery of a PHEV is estimated to be just 50-75 cents per gallon equivalent.

2006 130

CALSTART study concludes zero-emission I-710 freight corridor achievable; hybrid truck with catenary or in-road power most feasible option

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I-710 is a major north-south interstate freeway connecting the city of Long Beach to central Los Angeles. Range Extender Electric Vehicle (REEV) or Plug-In HEV (PHEV). Emissions Heavy-duty Hybrids Infrastructure Plug-insI-710 Corridor Study Area. Click to enlarge.

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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The electric car stock has been growing fast since 2010, with a fairly consistent distribution of BEVs (60%) and PHEVs (40%) across the years. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

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Ford pushing for common industry metrics to understand customer daily electric driving requirements

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Based on the benefits of its own analysis of anonymized driving data from its plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle customers, Ford is encouraging the adoption of a standard way to analyze driving data for OEMs and regulatory agencies to understand the real world electric driving usage in comparison to regulatory test cycles. The other that was interesting from this data, is that is shows that PHEV customers are not unique. PHEV customers aren’t self-selecting themselves.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010.

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Summer Update

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Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months. We would like to take this opportunity to report on our efforts to demonstrate to automakers that a market for plug-in hybrid vehicles exists in the United States today.

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Campaign Begins

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EV world NATIONAL COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO URGE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES WASHINGTON, D.C.—January Plug-ins could be recharged by plugging into a standard wall socket, delivering “electric” gallons of gas for about 75 cents a gallon at prevailing electric rates.

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Audi e-tron Pilot Program

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The e-tron name indicates an advanced electrified power train with plug-in capability. including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Washington. New cars are traditionally introduced at auto shows.

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Even Tugboats Are Going Electric

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Well add another link in the chain to clean our ports with a PHEV tug. Plugging into the SoCal grid, in this case, SoCal Edison, this PHEV tug is significantly cleaner than its diesel burning brethren. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together constitute the largest port facility in the U.S. Now they are all are going electric, either fully or plug-in hybrid - one at a time. Photo Credit: Foss Maritime.

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California ARB receives VW’s 1st $200M, 30-month ZEV investment plan

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Electrify America stations will be designed to provide access by supporting many existing and anticipated charging technology needs (L2 PHEVs, 50 kW+ DC fast charging), the adoption of non‐proprietary charging standards (such as Combined Charging System (CCS) and CHAdeMO), and support for open protocols including Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). These stations will focus on 150 kW and 320 kW DC fast chargers; each station will have 5 plugs on average.

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Audi announces A3 e-tron battery electric vehicle pilot program in US

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The A3 e-tron BEV pilot program will run in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Denver markets throughout the year and provide actionable feedback and telematics data to Audi engineering teams in the US and Germany. A3 e-tron BEV. Click to enlarge.

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Friday, 4 Dec 09. And the "Spirit" is on Target for Florence, Pinal Cty, , then on-ward to Parker, La Paz Cty and to Yuma, Yuma Cty Thereafter

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before 'booking it' to Florence, Pinal County on the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour," this sunny & bright Friday, 4 December 2009. just pondering another Plug-in Hybrid EV EVdventure of sorts per the new 2010 Prius PHEV press release. The Prius PHEV has already made its European debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show debut, and Toyota is doing its American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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BMW and UC Davis Partner on MINI E Study

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MINI E customers, based primarily in Los Angeles with a few in the New York City-area, will participate in the study. The UC Davis Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Research Center, administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies and funded by a three-year, $3-million grant from the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, will conduct the research. Tom Turrentine, director of UC Davis’ PHEV Research Center.

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Study looks at the viability of the MINI E

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Studies will be led by the UC Davis Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Centre, which is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies and is funded by a three-year, $3million grant from the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Programme. Dr Tom Turrentine, the director of UC Davis’ PHEV Research Centre, described the study as “an exciting opportunity to talk with users about their daily experience of the cars&#.

Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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The Saturn version of the two-mode plug-in hybrid at the Milford Proving Grounds. Two-Mode Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). I also had the opportunity to drive the two-mode Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle system that was slated to go into the Buick Crossover.

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More Electric Cars in Las Vegas with Stan Hanel's Story on the RAR'ster. with EVJerr Back to Webblogging, Sunday, 13 September 2009

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Element Hotel General Manager, D Dave Smith, plugs in the RAR'ster. He drew support from members of both groups in planning a detailed itinerary from New York City to Los Angeles and then north along the California coast to San Francisco in 17 days. This converted Toyota Prius is another type of Plug-in --a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). The PHEV All Around America EVducational Tour highlighted Plug-ins, both pure electrics and PHEVs.