Personal: One in a Million

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And I’m one those million since they’re counting plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) as well as full battery electrics. My lifetime tally is 231 mpg, which means I’ve used less than 80 gallons of gas over the car’s 42 months on the road. 379,125 plug-in hybrids (26%).

Personal: Range Anxiety Be Damned!

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Since I’m an idiot who doesn’t read manuals, I hadn’t told the nav system to only take me to an Electrify America charger where I can just plug and charge due to the free charging that came with my car. a gallon, so that’s cost equivalent of 57 mpg.


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Personal: Chevy Volt—Still Electric After All These Years

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I was at the end of a 3-year lease and a 6-month extension on my 2018 Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid. After 3 ½ years my mpg is well north of 200 mpg (the measurement tops out at 250 mpg, which is my goal). It’s a shame plug-in hybrids seem to be falling out of favor.

Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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If you are one of those “I will never drive a minivan” type of persons, please keep reading. It was more than a hybrid—it was a plug-in hybrid. While it isn’t a plug-in and doesn’t have an all-electric driving range, it is very efficient and a strong competitor for the Pacifica Hybrid.

Flash Drive: 2022 Volkswagen Performance Sedans

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2022 Jetta and Jetta GLI—HP & MPG. Offered with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, the fuel efficiency has been increased up-to 29 mpg city/43 highway/34 combined with the manual. Manual: 24 mpg city/34 highway/28 combined.

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Toyota launches 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge in US

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Toyota launched the first Prius MPG Challenge in the US, rewarding environmentally-conscious, charitable organizations in N.Y., The Challenge—which consists of five separate waves of competition, each with up to eight challengers—awards those participants garnering the highest overall MPG over the course of a 30-day period. Participants will borrow a Prius Plug-in for 30 days.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils V-Class concept plug-in hybrid MPV at Geneva; 78 mpg US

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ision e: a plug-in hybrid concept version of its V-Class MPV ( earlier post ). The plug-in hybrid van utilizes the same advanced drive system as in the new Mercedes-Benz C 350 e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) and offers NEDC fuel consumption of 3.0 liters per 100 km (78 mpg US), corresponding to CO 2 emissions of 71 g/km. ision e also includes other new equipment features that make for even greater comfort and more varied personalization options for the V?Class

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Flash Drive: 2023 Mazda CX-50 AWD

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Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city/30 highway/27 combined mpg for the base engine and 23/29/25 for the turbocharged CX-50 we drove. We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class. Beyond Pavement into Nature.

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Road Test: 2022 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid F Sport

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The EPA rates fuel economy for the 2022 Lexus ES 300h at 43 mpg city/44 highway/44 combined mpg. But on two separate occasions we got a true sense of the plug-in hybrid system’s efficiency. mpg average (Rush hour, on-and-off the brakes).

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Road Test: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T Touring

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Honda bumps up mpg & power. turbo at 31 mpg city/38 highway/34 combined. mpg combined, with a 90-mile all-freeway run, using the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph, the average bumped up to 40.8 non-turbo, fuel economy estimates are 30 mpg city/37 highway/37 combined.

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Road Test: 2022 Ford Escape PHEV Titanium FWD

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The 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is powered by a 2.5-liter non-turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower by itself, but when adding-in the motor generator that number increases to 200 hp. Escaping High Fuel Prices; a Natural Bridge to an EV.

Road Test: 2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury

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The sacrifice will be a bit less fuel economy off the EPA rating of 19 mpg city/28 highway/22 combined (the four-cylinder engine clocks in at 23/32/26; AWD versions take off about one mpg). Plenty of room for two person’s luggage.

Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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The existing T5 turbocharged 250 hp gasoline unit has been joined by an all-wheel-drive T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining a 303 hp gasoline engine with an 87 hp electric motor for a total output of 390 hp. Fuel economy (on the WLTP combined cycle) is up to 147 mpg US. This system allows you to select the firmness of the suspension to tailor the car’s dynamics to the road surface or your personal preference. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Road Test: 2022 Ford Maverick XL FWD EcoBoost

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The EPA has rated fuel economy at 23 mpg city/30 highway/26 combined. News: Pickup Trucks Make Big Power/MPG Moves. Our focus is on vehicles that offer the best fuel economy in their class, which leads us to emphasize electric cars, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and diesels.

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Road Test: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT

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From the first spy photos to seeing it in person to pushing the start button, I have never been disappointed by the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe. This last mode is the first time Corvette drivers can personalize onboard settings based on their driving style.

ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

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While oil will remain the most widely used fuel, overall energy demand will be reshaped by a continued shift toward less-carbon-intensive energy source as well as steep improvements in energy efficiency in areas such as transportation, where the expanded use of advanced and hybrid vehicles will help push average new-car fuel economy to 48 mpg (4.9 Additionally, to achieve proposed fuel-economy targets, personal vehicles will need to be smaller and lighter than they are today.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos

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Fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg city/36 highway/31 combined for the FWD Taos, with the AWD model returning 25/32/28. The rear head and leg room easily could comfortably accommodate a six-foot plus person. VW Fields an Entry-Level SUV. Story by Michael Coates and John Faulkner.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class with hybrid, diesel, gasoline models; 59 mpg PHEV model to come

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These soon will be followed by the S 500 Plug-In HYBRID—the first S-Class with a fuel consumption lower than 4l/100 km (59 mpg US). mpg US) (CO 2 : 115 g/km). or 42 mpg US) makes it the world’s most economical V6 diesel and puts it on a par with the previous four-cylinder S 250 CDI model. mpg US)—a reduction of 20% compared to the preceding model. mpg US)—0.7 New S 400 HYBRID. Click to enlarge.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. mpg (9.76 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of nearly 5 mpg since 2004. The EPA report is the authoritative reference for carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, fuel economy, and powertrain technology trends for new personal vehicles in the United States. mpg, which is 0.5 mpg (0.6

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Piaggio Introduces Plug-in Hybrid Version of MP3 Scooter

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The Piaggio Group has introduced the MP3 Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid version of its MP3 three-wheeled scooter. The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid offers fuel economy of up to 60 km/L (141 mpg US, or 1.7 L/100km), compared with an average of 26 km/L (61 mpg US, or 3.8 The vehicle is charged easily from the mains with a normal electrical cable, plugged into the relative socket with the panel switched off. Tags: Hybrids Personal Transit Plug-ins The MP3 hybrid.

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Road Test: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line

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Outfitted with a 3.6-liter V6, the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the EPA rates the fuel economy at 17 mpg city/23 highway/19 combined. In our real world use, over 272 miles driving through Southern California, we averaged 23 mpg.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first plug-in hybrid SUV: the GLE550 e

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Keeping pace with its announced intention to roll out 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017 ( earlier post ), Mercedes-Benz introduced the new GLE550 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid (PHEV) along with the other members of the new GLE family of full-size SUVs. The GLE550 e is Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid SUV. l/100 km, 71 mpg US). l/100 km, 44 mpg US under the European cycle), while delivering the performance of a V8 model. GLE gasoline and plug-in hybrid engines.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

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The EPA has rated fuel economy for the 2022 Forester Wilderness at 25 mpg city/28 highway/26 combined, just missing the coveted AWD 30 MPG Club. The roof rails have been moved outward to accommodate a three person roof-mounted tent that can hold up-to 800 pounds when parked.

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BMW unveils Gen7 5 Series; more efficient gasoline and diesel units; plug-in hybrid 530e in 2017

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In March 2017, a BMW 5 Series Sedan with plug-in hybrid drive system—the BMW 530e iPerformance—will join the line-up, offering extremely low CO 2 emissions of just 46 g/km (2.0 The 530e plug-in hybrid will feature a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine plus BMW eDrive electric drive system (plug-in hybrid) and eight-speed Steptronic transmission. l/100 km (XXX mpg US) and CO 2 emissions are kept to just 150 g/km.

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Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid heading to select US showrooms

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Overview of the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford began production of the 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle ( earlier post ) at Michigan Assembly in October, and the vehicles are heading for showrooms. Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the C-MAX Energi that is on sale now. Hybrids Plug-insClick to enlarge.

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World premiere of new Volkswagen Passat; 8th generation brings plug-in hybrid option

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The new Passat delivers improved fuel efficiency (up to 20%); diesel and gasoline powertrains; up to 85 kg less weight, and a plug-in hybrid option. For the first time, the Passat will also be offered with a plug-in hybrid drive: 115 kW (154 hp) TSI gasoline engine plus 80 kW electric motor and externally chargeable battery). Its hybrid fuel consumption and emission figures are similar to the figures achieved by the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE (Golf GTE: 1.5

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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. Bottom line, subjectively, Volvo has set a high bar for the coming crop of full-size luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs, from design to performance. Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to US market.

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More details on the Mercedes-Benz S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID; new warranty for battery and PEEM

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S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID. With order-taking having begun in July ( earlier post ), and first customer deliveries slated for this month, Mercedes-Benz has provided more detail on its top-end S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, the third hybrid model in the new S-Class (the others being the S 400 HYBRID and S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID). The Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID offers a system output of 325 kW (436 hp) and 650 N·m (479 lb-ft) torque, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a fast 5.2

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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. The Ioniq Hybrid boasts the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge). We are the highest fuel economy of any hybrid, of any gasoline car without a plug sold in the US. The end result for the Ioniq was an up to 58 mpg (4.05

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Prius v first member of expanded family to go on sale in US; 58% more cargo space than original Prius, with 42 mpg combined

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The other two are the Prius Plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) and the Prius c.). Despite the new spaciousness, the Prius v will deliver estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 44 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined (5.35, 5.88 Toyota Entune also brings the largest selection of music options available to a vehicle, including iheartradio’s 750+ stations, and Pandora’s personalized music service.

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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. The Ioniq Hybrid boasts the highest fuel economy in the US (up to 58 mpg) for a non-plug-in vehicle and the Ioniq Electric is the industry’s most efficient EV (136 mpge). We are the highest fuel economy of any hybrid, of any gasoline car without a plug sold in the US. The end result for the Ioniq was an up to 58 mpg (4.05

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Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick has strengthened its commitment to electrification in China with the launch of the VELITE 7 electric vehicle and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Dealers will maintain their service contacts with vehicle handover and other personalized customer service.

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Toyota starts taking orders for soon-to-be-launched Prius PHV plug-in hybrid in Japan; targeting 35,000-40,000 units per year

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has begun taking orders through Toyota dealers around Japan for the Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid). km/L (143 mpg US, 1.64 Plug-in Hybrid System Specifications. mpg US, 3.16 Hybrids Japan Plug-insPrius PHV S. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) TMC will launch the vehicle in Japan on 30 January 2012.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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For example, President Obama has issued the United States the challenge of having one million plug-in hybrids on the road by the end of 2015—a goal which many keynote speakers supported but also identified significant barriers to achieving. CAFE mpg US (cars / trucks). He works for Systemica, who has been contracted to design the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system for the citadel of Masdar. by Bill Cooke.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends” ( earlier post ) has, in its past editions since its inception in 1975, treated alternative fuel vehicles—electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles—separately from gasoline and diesel vehicles, with the vast majority of its analysis limited to gasoline and diesel vehicles only.

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Update: Top 10 Electric Cars

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Plug-ins are trending in key markets around the country, although much of the action remains focused in California and other West Coast states. The Model S is the best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. Don’t forget the Korean plug-ins.

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

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WEBSTER A 100 m.p.g. will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The 100 m.p.g. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. Three years ago, the magazine Popular Mechanics even wrote an article prodding the auto industry for not building the 100 m.p.g. • BRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE: Unwrapping the 100 m.p.g.

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Sales of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi jump in LA in June; up 35% and 40% y-o-y respectively

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Based on Ford June sales figures, Fusion Energi (the plug-in hybrid variant) sales jumped nearly 40% in LA compared to June 2015. Consumer demand for trucks and SUVs continues to rise in Los Angeles and across the country, but sales of the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in are moving ahead. Fusion registrations to women are up 20% in California through May, compared to the same period in 2015, according to IHS Automotive personal new vehicle registration data.

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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class to offer upgraded PHEV, new 48V mild hybrid models; advances in autonomy

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In addition, Mercedes-Benz plans a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometers (31 miles). Upgraded plug-in hybrid powertrain. l/100 km [28 mpg US]; CO 2 emissions combined: 195 g/km) and Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC (fuel consumption combined: 9.3 l/100 km [25 mpg US]; CO 2 emissions combined: 209 g/km): The new V-8 comes to the starting line with 345 kW (469 hp) and 700 N·m. 48V Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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ExxonMobil projects 25% energy demand increase between 2014-2040, 50% decline in carbon intensity; hybrids to be 40% of new car sales

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The company forecasts modest gains for plug-in electric cars, with cost and functionality remaining barriers. Natural gas remains challenged as a fuel for most personal vehicles. Cars and other LDVs will become more fuel-efficient through 2040, ,with the average fuel economy rising from 25 mpg to about 45 mpg and average fuel consumption dropping by half, to about 5 liters/100 km. Electric (Battery) Emissions Forecasts Fuel Efficiency Fuels Plug-ins

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BMW brand’s first production PHEV: the BMW X5 xDrive40e

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The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle: the BMW X5 xDrive40e. liters per 100 kilometers (69 - 71 mpg US mpg imp) and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 – 15.3 CO 2 emissions come in at 78 – 77 grams per kilometer (figures according to EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles, may vary depending on the tire format specified). 36 mpg US), depending on driving style. 21 mpg US). Hybrids Plug-in

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Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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Top of the model range will be the XC90 Twin Engine—a plug-in hybrid delivering around 400 hp (298 kW) with carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). mpg UD). mpg US). There is a choice of five modes, including one in which the driver is free to tailor the settings to his or her personal taste. Engines Fuel Efficiency Plug-ins The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights. Click to enlarge.

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Study finds households manage charging of PHEVs without help from online tools

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Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online feedback, according to a two-year study by a team at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute ( RASEI ). Toyota loaned 28 Prius Plug-in Hybrid demonstration program vehicles to the study and Xcel Energy installed smart plugs in the garages of study households.

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