Mitsubishi introducing PHEV version of redesigned Eclipse Cross; 2nd MMC PHEV on market

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The new Eclipse Cross will offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain (PHEV) in select global markets. The Eclipse Cross will be the second Mitsubishi PHEV on the market. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $35,500; aggressive prices for plug-in hybrid SUV

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Trying to beat luxury competitors who've been at the plug-in hybrid SUV game for a couple of years, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be aggressively priced, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Before any federal or state incentives, the base Outlander PHEV starts at just $35,535, with the top-of-the-line GT S-AWC model coming in at. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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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. China Hybrids Plug-ins

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

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

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013. Since making its debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries across the world. It has become the world best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle as at the end of December 2018. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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). In addition, with the assistance of the engine unique to the PHEV, it achieves an acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h in 6.0 Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid lease deal is the best now on any PHEV

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The Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is being discontinued, but Hyundai is offering a good lease deal on any of the sedans still left on dealership lots. Hyundai cut the monthly lease payment on the plug-in hybrid model by $60 a month, and the amount due at signing by $400, according to Cars Direct. Plug-In Hybrids

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New Volkswagen Tiguan with PHEV option

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Volkswagen has premiered the new Tiguan, now available with a plug-in hybrid drive option for select markets (not including the US), the Tiguan eHybrid. In addition to electrifying the Tiguan with a new, plug-in hybrid drive, Volkswagen is introducing a separate Tiguan R model for the first time. Hybrids Plug-insEarlier post.). Tiguan eHybrid. The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world.

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Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs

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The pumps will be installed in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in the Chinese plants of the customer. Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins Vehicle Systems

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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. The three trims of the VELITE 6 PHEV have a price range of RMB 159,800 (US$22,800) to RMB 179,800 (US$25,600) including government subsidies. Buick VELITE 6 PHEV. VELITE 6 PHEV.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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So far it has not been possible to tap the full potential of plug-in hybrids and full hybrids for reducing CO 2 emissions because the expensive powertrain of these vehicles puts them out of reach for many customers. Hybrids Plug-ins Transmissions

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US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Total plug-in vehicle sales in 2019 were nearly 326,000, or almost 2% of the nearly 17 million vehicles sold that year. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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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). A further compact plug-in model is the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 – 1.9

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New top model PHEV in the BMW 5 Series

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With almost 50,000 units, BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid models were the most successful electrified models in the BMW Group’s portfolio worldwide in 2019. With an increase from two to five models featuring innovative plug-in hybrid drive by November 2020, the new BMW 5 Series offers the largest range of PHEVs within one BMW Group model series. Thus, the BMW 545e xDrive clearly excels as the most dynamic of all BMW six-cylinder plug-in hybrids.

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Start of sales for the VW Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE PHEVs in Europe

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Volkswagen is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE. The new Golf plug-in hybrid versions feature 50% more energy capacity (13 kWh) compared with the plug-in hybrid drive of the Golf Mk7.

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New Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV joins Renegade and Compass 4xe models in global electric vehicle lineup

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The Jeep brand has introduced its new Wrangler 4xe plug-oin hybrid. The new Jeep 4xe models follow the introduction of the Jeep Grand Commander PHEV in China last year. The Wrangler 4xe’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is capable of up to 25 miles of electric-only propulsion.

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

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, BMW announced the market launch of a plug-in hybrid variant of the globally popular BMW X3. This makes it the first model of the brand to be offered with both a conventional combustion engine and a plug-in hybrid system—with the addition of a purely electrically powered version in 2020. The plug-in hybrid system in the BMW X3 xDrive30e consists of a 4-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric motor.

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Mitsubishi PHEV concept to be unveiled

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Mitsubishi plans to show a concept plug-in hybrid at the Tokyo Auto Show. Tags: phev mitsubishi plug-in hybrid Larger and more upmarket than the all-electric iMiev scheduled to be sold in Japan shortly, there no information yet on what flavor hybrid Mitsubishi will employ. Production is at least three years away. Source: autocar.co.uk].

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BMW launches Gen2 X5 PHEV in US: X5 xDrive45e

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BMW has launched the second-generation plug-in hybrid X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, the X5 xDrive45e, in the US. The combined power of the new PHEV drivetrain is 389 hp, a bump of 81 hp over the previous generation. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-insEarlier post.)

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PHEV Blowback

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Here is the headline and the lead: Plug-in cars could actually increase air pollution By James R. Healey , USA TODAY The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S. 26) could lead to misperceptions about the environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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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). The drivetrain of the new plug-in hybrid Audi A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro comprises a turbocharged 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 185 kW (252 PS) and 370 N·m (272.9 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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XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. 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. Conversions Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Honda pulls back Clarity PHEV outside California

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As East Coast states try to catch California in plug-in car sales, they've lost another arrow in their quiver. Honda switched from offering big incentives on Clarity Plug-In Hybrids in Northeastern States to shipping its entire U.S. California is the largest market for plug-in hybrid. Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybridallotment to California, according to a Honda spokeswoman.

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Audi introduces Q5 55 TFSI e quattro plug-in hybrid; first of new PHEVs

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l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. According to the standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel consumption ranges from 2.4 – 2.1 The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro comes standard with the Compact charging system plus a Mode 3 cable with Type 2 plug for use at public charging stations. Hybrids Plug-insThe Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1

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FCA Melfi plant preparing for production of Jeep Renegade PHEV for 2020

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The FCA Melfi, Italy plant is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020. The pre-production units of the new Jeep Renegade PHEV are scheduled in 2019. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mitsubishi Engelberg SUV concept may preview Outlander PHEV replacement

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The Engelberg Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV similar in function if not in size to the Outlander PHEV, which was once the bestselling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Geneva Auto Show plug-in carsThe Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday looks a lot like the preview of a replacement for Mitsubishi's bestselling model, the Outlander.

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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. The new plug-in hybrid P300e models join the existing 48-volt mild-hybrid SUV models. PHEV technology. Hybrids Plug-ins

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BMW presenting three new PHEV 3-Series models, two new 48V MHEV M diesels at Geneva show

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At the upcoming 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, BMW will present three new plug-in hybrid models for the premium mid-range—all in the 3 Series. The electric range of the plug-in hybrid models in the BMW 3 Series reaches a maximum of between 55 and 68 kilometers.

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25e PHEV subcompact crossover

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The BMW Group is introducing a further plug-in hybrid model—the new BMW X1 xDrive25e—a subcompact crossover. The plug-in hybrid system of the new BMW X1 xDrive 25e consists of a 1.5 The top speed of the plug-in hybrid model is 192 km/h (119 mph). Navigation data is also used to manage the plug-in hybrid system to increase both efficiency as well as driving pleasure. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mitsubishi Mi-Tech PHEV concept teases 4-motor layout, downsized powertrain

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Mitsubishi will show a 4-motor PHEV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, highlighting new electrification tech and unconventional gasoline power in a new downsized SUV package. Plug-In HybridsThe automaker describes the Mi-Tech as "An electric SUV that delivers unparalleled driving pleasure and confidence over all terrain in light and wind."

Groupe PSA & Punch Powertrain to form second JV to expand electrification partnership; DT2 for MHEV and PHEV

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Punch Powertrain holds majority control in the new Joint 61/39 Venture, which will design, manufacture, and supply Punch Powertrain’s DT2 dual clutch transmission for the industry’s next generation of mild hybrid electric (MHEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles. A high voltage variant of the DT2 is designed for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and allows full electrically powered driving. 48V Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Transmissions

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Updated Gen7 BMW 5 Series sedan introduces new 48V MHEV system, more powerful PHEV

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The MY2021 models feature improvements in exterior and interior design, aerodynamics and technology, plus the introduction of a new 48-volt mild hybrid system and a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain. 288 hp 530e and 530e xDrive PHEV Sedans. New, more powerful plug-in-hybrid drivetrain.

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2021 BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV sedans priced in US starting at $44,550 and $46,550

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BMW is introducing the BMW 330e and 330e xDrive PHEV sedans ( earlier post ) in the US with an MSRP of $44,550 for 330e and $46,550 for 330e xDrive sedan plus $995 Dest. The new 3 Series PHEV models come standard with the Active Guard, Frontal Collision warning with City Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept at Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi unveiled the latest in a series of plug-in electric SUV concepts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is a large and fairly luxurious plug-in hybrid utility vehicle. Paris Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowAs with other recent concept from the Japanese automaker, though, it is unclear whether this one will translate into a future production model.

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Mitsubishi unveils twin-motor 4WD PHEV Engelberg Tourer crossover concept in Geneva

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled a twin-motor, four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) crossover concept—the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer—at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Engelberg Tourer takes MMC’s Twin Motor PHEV system fostered and developed in the Outlander PHEV and, using next-generation electrification and all-wheel control technologies, evolves it. Global sales of the Outlander PHEV increased 64.3%

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings back two hybrid choices for 2020—a standard hybrid and a plug-in variant—and introduces technologies ranging from drive modes and driver-assist features to electric vehicle ingenuity and on-board connectivity. The plug-in hybrid variant, available on every trim level except S and SE Sport, projects a best-in-class EPA-estimated range of at least 30 miles in electric-only mode. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volvo PHEV in 2012

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The web is filled with news of Volvo's partnership with Swedish energy company Vattenfall to bring a plug-in hybrid to market in 2012. Big news: it's a diesel plug-in hybrid. Tags: volvo vattenfall plug-in hybrid

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

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

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New Volkswagen Passat GTE PHEV boosts electric range

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The new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid features , under the new WLTP cycle, an electric range of up to 54 km (33.6 Using the standard solution, the Passat GTE’s battery is charged externally via an interface in the front end (plug-in). Hybrids Plug-insmiles) (Variant) or 56 km (34.8 miles)(sedan). The battery’s energy capacity has been increased by 31% to a total of 13 kWh.

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2020 Volvo XC40 PHEV arrives in the UK, still no concrete US plans

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Volvo's plug-in hybrid variant of its XC40 compact crossover is hitting showrooms in the UK, offering a glimpse of what we can likely expect within the next model year. The XC40 PHEV is based on its T5 trim, which is the range-topper for the small Volvo crossover. Unlike the regular T5, which gets power from a turbocharged 4-cylinder, the PHEV. Plug-In Hybrids

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Mitsubishi Motors to unveil small PHEV SUV concept with four motors and gas turbine range extender

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At the Tokyo Motor Show lather this month, Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will unveil the MI-TECH CONCEPT—a small plug-in hybrid SUV featuring a 4-motor 4WD system called Quad Motor with Dual Motor AYC (active yaw control) with 2-motors for both front and rear axle. The light and compact PHEV drive system is optimized for the small SUV; a gas turbine engine-generator serves as a range-extender instead of the usual gasoline engine-generator. Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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PHEV Energy Bill

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W e've had the people in our shop go over the new energy bill with an eye for Plug Ins and electric transportation in general. SEC 132 Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant Program Grants to auto makers, suppliers, component manufacturers to encourage PHEVs, EVs, and advanced diesels.

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Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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Hyundai lanched the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle—Hyundai’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle—along with the hybrid version of the seventh-generation Sonata, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The PHEV is fitted with a 9.8 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be built at the Asan, South Korea plant and will go on sale in select markets later this year. In charge sustaining mode, the Sonata PHEV is expected to return 38 mpg (6.19

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