BMW M presents Concept XM PHEV

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Electrification underpins an extraordinary driving experience which allows the driver to both glide along in near silence and enjoy the engaging pleasure of high performance driving, M-style. The BMW XM will be available only as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and exclusively as an M model.

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Hyundai adds 2022 Tucson Plug-In Hybrid and N Line models

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Hyundai is adding Plug-in Hybrid and N Line models to its 2022 Tucson line-up. Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid SUV models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively. 2022 Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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.

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XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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has entered into a strategic partnership with Curbtender , a market leader in Under CDL (vehicles that do not require a Commercial Drivers License) refuse trucks and a pioneer in automated side-loader collection. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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Tech: Don’t Believe These 5 Plug-In Hybrid Myths!

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Diffusing Disinformation on PHEVs. The rise of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have fans professing its technological wonders, while looking down at plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs). With that said, this has led to the debate of which ones are better: BEVs or PHEVs.

Toyota Chief Scientist Pratt makes the case for hybrids and plug-ins

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In a post published on Medium, Gill Pratt, Toyota Motor Corporation’s Chief Scientist and the CEO of Toyota Research Institute, explains why he is not a proponent of ditching ICE and switching to only BEVs as soon as possible. This means putting them into a greater number of “right sized” electrified vehicles, including HEVs and PHEVs, instead of placing them all into a fewer number of long-range BEVs, like my model X.

Mitsubishi unveils redesigned Outlander PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) revealed online the fully redesigned plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model of the Outlander crossover SUV. The Outlander was initially released in 2001 as MMC’s first crossover SUV. PHEV system. Hybrids Plug-ins

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 latest BMW plug-in hybrid model is fitted with a lithium-ion battery which is positioned under the rear seat in order to save space.

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T&E study finds plug-in hybrids show higher CO2 emissions than claimed

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Three of the most popular plug-in hybrids in 2020 all emitted more CO 2 than advertised when tested in the real world, according to tests commissioned by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). A new Dieselgate in the making.

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Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?

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Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Plug-In Hybrids

News: 2023 BMW XM PHEV Revealed

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Mating High-Performance Luxury SUV and a Plug. The all-new 2023 BMW XM was sort-of revealed to the media in Los Angeles on November 16. Sort-of, because first our phones and cameras were confiscated as to not spill the beans for the official world premiere in Miami on November 29.

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DOE: US plug-in vehicles consumed nearly 3 TWh of electricity in 2018

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The amount of electricity consumed by plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the United States has nearly doubled in the last two years—from 1.44 terawatt-hours in 2016 to 2.85 terawatt-hours in 2018, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). The share of electricity consumption from all-electric vehicles (EV) increased compared to the electricity consumption from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

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Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Audi offering plug-in hybrid version of A6 Avant wagon

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Audi is offering its successful full-size station wagon A6 Avant as a plug-in hybrid: The new A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro has a system output of 270 kW (367 PS) (combined fuel consumption 2.1–1.9 mi) in the WLTP cycle. The A6 Avant PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

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

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) released a first look at the redesigned Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the next step in the company’s commitment to delivering a showroom full of new and extensively redesigned vehicles in the United States by the second quarter of 2021.

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Do you have a need to haul up to seven people in comfort and style? Oh, and could you get used to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 30+ mph when in hybrid mode? It was more than a hybrid—it was a plug-in hybrid. Plug it in to add electric-only miles.

Volkswagen introduces Touareg R plug-in hybrid model

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Volkswagen’s top-of-the-range model Touareg now also features a plug-in hybrid drive. The Touareg R is the third plug-in hybrid model in Volkswagen’s European product line, following the Golf and Passat. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Jeep introduces first PHEV Grand Cherokee: 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe with 25 miles AER

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The Jeep brand has introduced the fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, including the first available plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive in Jeep dealerships in North America in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Volkswagen to offer refreshed Tiguan with new plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

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Volkswagen will unveil a refreshed Tiguan SUV later in 2020, featuring new front and rear styling, a redesigned interior and new powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid version for the European market. This makes the Tiguan the best-selling car in the Volkswagen brand and Group.

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BMW revealed 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV

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BMW revealed 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV. 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. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV specifications .

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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid on track for 2021 release

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The Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is an intriguing product that ties one of Ford’s best-selling models to the future of the brand, which is best represented by the electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Plug-In Hybrids

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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 Its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (25.9 Top speed in electric mode is 135 km/h (83.9 The Q5 55 TFSI e marks the first time that the efficiency-optimized all-wheel drive with ultra technology is used in combination with an electric motor.

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VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive

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Volkswagen’s new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are available in Europe as plug-in hybrid models. Prices in Germany start from €51,064.37 (US$60,800) for the Arteon eHybrid with a hatchback and from €51,927.06 (US$61,900) for the Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid.

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DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in. 2017 and about twice as much as it was in 2016. Market Background Plug-ins

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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. 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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BMW eDrive Zones for PHEVs now available in 138 European cities

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The BMW Group is introducing its innovative eDrive Zones in another 20 European cities, including Copenhagen, Verona and Toulouse. A total of 138 cities in Europe are now benefiting from this technology; BMW expects to roll out the service in at least another 30 cities worldwide in the coming year. In an eDrive Zone, BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) automatically switch to all-electric driving mode upon entering inner city areas.

Hyundai launches new Tucson with short & long wheelbases, ICE, hybrid & plug-in hybrid powertrains

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It offers roominess, state-of-the-art digital experiences and an array of powertrains, including internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. While HTRAC previously supported Eco / Comfort / Smart / Sport driving modes, the latest version adds Mud, Sand and Snow in some markets.

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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to adopt an evolved all-wheel control technology

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will use an evolved version of the Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system in its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander crossover SUV, which is scheduled for launch in Japan in the second half of this fiscal year and in the US in the second half of calendar-year 2022. Combining this with S-AWC increases vehicle maneuverability in driving, cornering and braking.

Audi upgrades battery capacity in Q5, A6 and A7 Sportback PHEVs

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Audi has upgraded the battery capacity for the Q5, A6, and A7 Sportback PHEVs. kWh gross), which supports an increased electric range of up to 91 kilometers (57 miles), measured in accordance with the NEDC cycle (73 km (45 miles) according to the WLTP). Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mercedes-Benz to introduce 10 plug-in hybrids by 2017; GLE PHEV coming soon

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Mercedes-Benz is making a strategic push on plug-in hybrids: the Stuttgart-based automaker will introduce 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. The company said that the main emphasis as regards alternative drives in years to come will be on plug-in hybrids. The announcement follows the market introduction of the C 350 e ( earlier post , earlier post ), the company’s second plug-in hybrid model following the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ).

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Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

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Ford will begin commercial trials of the plug-in hybrid Transit Van in Cologne, Germany. This will extend to a third European city research into the use of plug-in hybrid electric vans that run solely on electric power for most city trips. Together with the City of Cologne, we will start to investigate how we might in future look forward to urban areas that offer better air quality and can also be more productive. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan SUV—the Tiguan eHybrid. earlier post )—is now available to configure and order in Europe; the starting price in Germany is €42,413.11 (US$51,500). Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. From a standstill, the new BMW 545e xDrive accelerates to a speed of 100 km/h in 4.7

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XL to launch plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup at NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL, a provider of connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial, utility and municipal fleets, will unveil a plug-in hybrid electric version of the popular Ford F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck show, 5-8 March in Indianapolis. In 2018 at the NTEA show, XL displayed a hybrid-electric F-250, as well as the plug-in hybrid F-150. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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EVs as a group are worst for reliability, hybrids and PHEVs best, according to Consumer Reports

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Electric SUVs were the lowest-ranked category in the latest Consumer Reports reliability rankings, but hybrids and plug-in hybrids were the best. Plug-In Hybrids

DOE tool allows consumers to estimate localized upstream greenhouse gas emissions for EVs and PHEVs

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The calculator shows the upstream GHG emissions in grams per mile for: The specified zip code; The average US electricity grid mix; and. For PHEVs, results include both upstream and tailpipe emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Plug-ins

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Mitsubishi Motors to launch new Outlander PHEV with new-generation PHEV system in US in 2H 2022

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander crossover SUV with a new-generation PHEV system. The vehicle will roll out in Japan in the second half of this fiscal year (fiscal 2021 runs from April 2021 to March 2022) and in the US in the second half of calendar-year 2022. The gasoline model of the all-new Outlander was released in North America in April 2021.

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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.

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to debut three new electrified models—two BEVs and a PHEV—in the US market this year. Toyota currently has more than 40% share of the total alternative fuel vehicle market, which includes a 75% share of the fuel cell market and a 64% share of hybrids and plug-ins. These initiatives are further steps toward achieving the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, introduced in 2015.

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Lexus introduces its first PHEV with new 2nd-generation NX

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Under the “Lexus Electrified” initiative, the new NX accelerates the proliferation of electrified models by being Lexus’ first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV); the NX is also offered as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Lexus NX 450h+ PHEV. PHEV and HEV.

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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. Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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