Tips: 3 Ways to Boost Your Vehicle’s MPG

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So you’re the proud new owner of a Honda Civic EX Sedan (42 mpg highway; 32 mpg city). Or even more impressive, maybe you own a BMW X5 xDrive40e PHEV (56 mpge or miles per gallon equivalent, for electric vehicles). Not a way to help your MPG. #1

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Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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Fuel economy for the Recharge is 55 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) when you use electricity and gasoline and drops to 27 mpg when you don’t charge up the battery. I averaged 25 mpg over 364 miles of mostly freeway driving. Road Testing: Comparing EVs, PHEVs and HEVs.


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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features upgraded powertrain, enlarged battery pack

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MMNA) announced pricing and availability of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) crossover. The 2021 Outlander PHEV is available at Mitsubishi dealers now. The 2021 Outlander PHEV is equipped with a more powerful and efficient 2.4L

Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise. liters/100 kilometers (168 mpg US).

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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The Environmental Protection Agency rates fuel economy at 30 mpg highway and combined in hybrid mode, with an impressive 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) that measures the pure electric mode. mpg based on the dashboard computer. Impressive Efficiency. Impressive Luxury.

Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).

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Road Test: 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

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The 2021 Kia Niro PHEV is one of three electrified Niro models to choose from, alongside a hybrid and a pure battery electric version. Clean Fleet Report drove the Niro PHEV EX Premium, and came away with a good feeling about this compact crossover that can deliver a 560-mile driving range.

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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). The VELITE 6 PHEV adopts Buick’s latest eMotion electric propulsion technology. Buick VELITE 6 PHEV.

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2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid gets 32 electric miles—more than other three-row PHEV SUVs

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The Sorento PHEV earns 32 miles of electric range, according to the EPA, with an efficiency rating of 79 MPGe, and it achieves 34 mpg in hybrid mode, without using.

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BMW X2 xDrive25e SAC PHEV to be launched July 2020

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BMW will launch the new X2 xDrive25e SAC (“Sport Activity Coupé”) PHEV, announced in January ( earlier post ), in Europe in July 2020 with pricing from €47,250 (US$51,800). l/100 km (124 mpg US); power consumption in the legal EU test cycle is 13.7

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Volkswagen unveils Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept: 0-100 km/h in 4.3s and 118 mpg

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Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept. l/100 km/h (118 mpg) on the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen used the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria as the venue to unveil the Golf GTE Sport concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Featuring a carbon fiber body and a three power unit, all-wheel drive system, the 295 kW (396 hp) Golf GTE Sport accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.3

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km. Range Rover Evoque PHEV. PHEV technology.

Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

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Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door A7 Sportback coupe as a powerful, efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV). US mpg); combined electrical consumption of 18.1 – 17.5 The A7 PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 The A7 PHEV starts by default in EV mode.

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

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As the company first revealed in February, XL’s newest product expands its successful plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family, which also includes the XLP Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018 to municipal, utility and commercial fleets throughout the United States. These numbers are consistent with what the PHEV F-150 has been proven to achieve at EPA-certified testing facilities.

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury AWD

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Such horsepower and torque numbers can mean so-so fuel economy, but that was not the case with the EPA rating at 21 mpg city/29 highway/24 combined. mpg, but in a 180-mile all-freeway run with the cruise control set at 65 mph we averaged 32.9 Road Test: 2016 Audi A3 E-tron PHEV.

Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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US mpg) and has a CO 2 emission level of less than 50 grams per kilometer (80.5 Audi introduced the Q7 e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) at the Geneva show. The Q7 e?tron tron quattro is Audi’s second vehicle featuring a plug?in in hybrid drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. Powered by the 17.3 kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the large SUV covers up to 56 kilometers (34.8 mi) on electric power alone.

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from 43 grams per kilometer, the new BMW X1 xDrive25e sets a benchmark within its competitive field. The BMW Group is introducing a further plug-in hybrid model—the new BMW X1 xDrive25e—a subcompact crossover. An electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles). With an average fuel consumption from 2.0 liters per 100 kilometers (117.6

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV averages 4.4 l/100 km (53.4 mpg US) during test drives

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Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV on the road. mpg US) averaged over all drives. l/100 km (84 mpg US). mpg US) for the PHEV, with accompanying CO 2 emissions (combined) of 71 g/km. Click to enlarge. During an international press event in Germany, in which more than 42 test drives were conducted with journalists in the Panamera S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) covering a total distance of more than 1,200 kilometers (746 miles), the new plug-in hybrid model consumed 4.4

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Hyundai plans 12 new SUV models through 2021; ICE, hybrid, PHEV, BEV; 2022 Tucson

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of torque at 4,000 rpm, with a targeted combined fuel economy of 28 mpg with front-wheel drive. PHEV level-2 charging capability takes less than two hours to recharge the system, using a 7.2kW on-board charger.

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Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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The PHEV is fitted with a 9.8 Sonata PHEV’s Nu engine produces 154 horsepower (115 kW) and 140 lb-ft (190 N·m) of torque; total system output is 202 horsepower (151 kW) at 6,000 rpm. Sonata PHEV is expected to deliver 93 MPGe combined in EV mode based on internal estimates. In charge sustaining mode, the Sonata PHEV is expected to return 38 mpg (6.19 l/100 km) in the city, 43 mpg (5.47 l/100 km) on the highway and 40 mpg (5.88

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Volkswagen introduces the Sport Coupé Concept GTE PHEV at Geneva; 118 mpg US

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l/100 km (118 mpg US), or 46 g CO 2 /km. Despite this dynamic performance, the concept car has an EC combined fuel consumption of 118 mpg US. Volkswagen is unveiling the Sport Coupé Concept GTE plug-in hybrid at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, ushering in a new and progressive Volkswagen brand design language. Evolution and revolution come together in the Sport Coupé Concept GTE. This concept is based on Volkswagen design DNA, which has been visibly sharpened even more.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan EPA-rated at 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined; stop/start and PHEV still to come

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The gasoline-powered version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg US (8.4 The Pacifica’s efficiency is further reflected in its city- and combined-cycle fuel-economy ratings of 18 mpg (13 l/100km) and 22 mpg (10.7 l/100km) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—a benchmark unsurpassed by any minivan on the US market and 12% better than the vehicle Pacifica replaces.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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In the coming two years, Buick also plans to introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China. The PHEV features a BMW eDrive powertrain originating from the BMW i brand, and delivers a responsive and efficiency-optimized performance through the Intelligent Energy Management System, taking only 7.4 l/100 km (131 mpg US).

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Volkswagen to reveal new diesel variant of Cross Coupé Concept PHEV; 131 mpg US

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l/100 km (131 mpg US), equivalent to CO 2 emissions of 46 g/km. Volkswagen will bring to Geneva a new diesel-engined variant of its Cross Coupé Concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, first introduced with a gasoline engine at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011 ( earlier post ). The new Cross Coupé Concept is powered by a combination of a turbodiesel direct-injection engine (TDI) and two electric motors; combined fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is 1.8

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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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Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Opel presented the new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version of the Grandland X. l/100 km (107 mpg US) with 49 g/km CO 2. Topping Opel’s SUV offer (that also comprises the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6 turbocharged gasoline engine and two electric motors for a system output of up to 300hp. Preliminary WLTP/NEDC fuel consumption (weighted, combined) is 2.2

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Duramax 4WD

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Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 20 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined. When fully loaded or pulling a trailer, mileage numbers may be less, but getting oh-so-close to 30 mpg is impressive for a 6,015-pound SUV. Road Test: 2020 Range Rover HSE PHEV.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

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From largest to smallest it goes Palisade, Santa Fe/Santa Fe Hybrid, Tucson/Tucson PHEV, Nexo FCEV, Kona/Kona EV and Venue. To maximize fuel economy, selecting the Normal drive mode is key to equaling or besting the EPA rating of 30 mpg city/34 highway/32 combined.

Volkswagen to debut XL1 PHEV prototype at Qatar Motor Show; fuel consumption of 0.9 L/100 km (261 mpg US)

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The XL1 prototype PHEV. Volkswagen is staging the world debut of its XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) prototype at the Qatar Motor Show this week. L/100 km (261 mpg US), according to VW. Click to enlarge. The prototype, representing the third evolutionary stage of Volkswagen’s 1-liter car strategy ( earlier post ), features combined fuel consumption of 0.9

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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 Sonata PHEV. Combined fuel economy (mpg). Torque output is the same for PHEV and HEV: 205 N·m (151 lb-ft) @ 0-1,1770 rpm. The 2016 Sonata PHEV features a 9.8

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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

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liters per 100 kilometers (98 mpg US) , with CO 2 emissions of up to 56 grams per kilometer. liters per 100 kilometers (138 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions reduced to 39 grams per kilometer. liters per 100 kilometers (112 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from fuel to up to 49 grams per kilometer. liters per 100 kilometers (138 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of at least 38 grams per kilometer*.

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

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. mpg US).

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Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, US-made Polestar 3 SUV, Lincoln EV plans, Audi charging: Today’s Car News

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The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is rated for range and mpg. Polestar plans to build its first electric SUV in the U.S. Lincoln confirms its first all-electric model due in 2022.

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

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liters per 100 km (181 mpg US) were made possible by advances in the area of battery cell technology. At Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, BMW Brilliance Automotive will present the new edition of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. 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.

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PHEV company VIA acquires automotive engineering company

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VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving, according to the company. VIA Motors, a privately held plug-in electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, has acquired Prodigy Engineering, an electric vehicle design, engineering and prototyping company. Prodigy has been under contract with VIA to prototype new vehicle models for the company’s expanding portfolio.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

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Its 42-mile EV range, its 600-mile total range and relatively low price tag have made the PHEV an instant smash hit. The obvious next step after creating a popular RAV4 PHEV would be stepping up to an all-electric version. Toyota has designed the PHEV to be VERY inexpensive to maintain.

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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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The Bo Rui GE comes in either a MHEV 48V mild hybrid or full PHEV plug-in hybrid version. mpg US). Although Geely’s MHEV offers significant improvements, the company’s PHEV system offers even more. With the same 1.5TD engine, the Bo Rui GE PHEV comes with a combined maximum power of 192kW and maximum torque of 425 N·m. In green travel mode, the Bo Rui GE PHEV has an average fuel economy of 1.6L/100 km (145 mpg US).

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Flash Drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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The EPA rates fuel economy at 24 mpg city/30 highway/26 combined. Oh, but if fuel economy is your thing, Mitsubishi has teased a plug-in hybrid version of the 2022 Outlander is on the not-so-far-off horizon (replacing the current 2021 PHEV model). All-New Flagship Crossover.

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. Mitsubishi said that the Concept XR-PHEV crossover hints at its future design direction for production vehicles in North America and further reaffirms the automaker’s commitment to the US market. Fuel economy would be more than 65 mpg US (3.6 Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen teases new Beijiing concept PHEV SUV

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Predicted NEDC combined fuel consumption is 78 mpg (3 l/100 km), and the concept accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 Volkswagen released a few teaser images for the Beijing Concept luxury SUV to be revealed at the Beijing auto show next week. The vehicle—which Volkswagen says previews its direction with SUVs—demonstrates both the continued digitalization of the automobile, as well as a performance-oriented plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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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. As Kia’s third plug-in model after the Soul EV and the Optima PHEV, and anticipated in retailer showrooms by the end of this year, the Niro PHEV offers an estimated 26 miles (42 km) of all-electric range, 105 MPGe, 46 mpg combined, and Super Ultra-Low Emissions. The Niro PHEV employs the same six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) as the Niro.

New BMW 530e PHEV offers more range, optional intelligent all-wheel drive

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liters per 100 kilometers (147 mpg US) as well as by 41 to 36 grams per kilometer*. l/100 km (118 mpg US); combined power consumption: 15.4 – 15.0 BMW is increasing the efficiency and variety of its electrified models for the upper mid-range segment. The latest battery cell technology contributes to increasing the electric range of the BMW 530e Sedan plug-in hybrid model to between 61 and 66 kilometers.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Powertrain elements in the Outlander PHEV. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. The Outlander PHEV, which combines a Twin Motor 4WD system comprising two 60 kW independent electric motors (one on each axle); a 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack; and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine, has a targeted fuel economy in excess of 61 km/liter (143.5

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