Toyota doubles the electric range in the new version of Prius PHEV with 8.8 kWh pack

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Toyota unveiled the new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Toyota expects the Prius Prime’s manufacturer-estimated 120 or above MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) to be the highest MPGe rating of any current plug-in hybrid.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the UK's best-selling plug-in hybrid

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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has become Britain’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicle, just four months after going on sale.

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Trek highlights green credentials of plug-ins

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A Florida car dealer set a mission to drive 1,100 miles in a Toyota Prius, which had been modified as a plug-in hybrid, while burning as little petrol as possible. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota Florida car dealer plug-in hybrid cars Toyota Prius Toyota Prius PHEV How do you prove the benefits of a plug-in hybrid car to the public? Why set yourself a mechanical challenge of course.

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See also our EAA-PHEV:General disclaimer talk : Disclaimer edit Please visit the Conversion Interest page to help us gauge DIYers interest! Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet supports PHEV & V2G with [link] project.

PHEVs led August US sales of plug-in vehicles; Volt and Prius PHV dominate

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In August, the US sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from the major OEMs (Chevy Volt and Prius PHV) totalled 3,336 units, while battery-electric vehicles (Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, and Ford Focus Electric) sold a combined 728 units. The Toyota Prius PHV maintained second place, with 1,047 units sold. Year-to-date, Toyota has sold 6,082 of the plug-in hybrid variant of the Prius. Total Prius family sales were 21,111, up 122.4%

CMU team details impact of regional and drive-cycle variations on degradation of a PHEV battery pack

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A team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) led by Dr. Jeremy Michalek has investigated the implications of regional and drive cycle variations on the degradation of a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) battery.

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). Click to enlarge.

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Univ of Toronto study details impacts of interaction between driving patterns and electricity generation for WTW energy use and GHG emissions for PHEVs

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WTW GHG emissions of vehicles across driving patterns and PHEV charging scenarios. coal, hydro, natural gas) on well-to-wheel (WTW) energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Driving patterns affect the WTW performance of PHEVs in two ways, they found. First, driving distance determines the proportions of electricity and gasoline consumed by the PHEV.

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Prius Prime PHEV pricing to start at $27,100; on sale later this year

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The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March ( earlier post ), features a larger 8.8 In hybrid mode, the Prius Prime exceeds all competitors’ fuel economy ratings with EPA-estimated 55 city/53 highway/54 combined MPG. Prius Prime Plus.

Toyota spokesman on PHEVs at EVS

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You can smell the PHEV procrastination. Asked by the reporter when the plug-in Prius on display will be available in Norway, he replies: "This is the first demonstration program. Tags: plug-in prius plug-in hybrid electricaid norstart evs24

Researchers find Nissan LEAF creates less CO2 than Toyota Prius hybrid in west US and Texas, but more in N. Midwest

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Regionally specific lifecycle CO 2 emissions per mile traveled for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the US can vary widely based on grid emission factors (i.e., They compared these vehicles with the Toyota Prius HEV.

CMU county-level study shows plug-ins have larger or smaller lifecycle GHG than gasoline ICE depending on regional factors

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Estimated difference in life cycle GHG emissions (gCO 2 eq mi −1 ) of selected plug-in electric vehicles (2013 Nissan Leaf BEV, 2013 Chevrolet Volt PHEV, and 2013 Prius PHEV) relative to selected gasoline vehicles (2010 Prius HEV and 2014 Mazda 3). Chevy Volt PHEV (EREV).

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Navigant: N. American PEV sales to hit almost 200K units this year; ~62% growth y-o-y

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In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the US and Canada in 2016 will near 200,000 unit sales, growing by around 62% year-over-year. Navigant further expects significant growth in the North American PEV market over the next few years.

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Prius PHV top-selling PHEV in UK in 2012 with 470 units

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Toyota’s Prius PHV was the best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the UK in 2012, achieving 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012 and outselling its nearest rival, the Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale 3 months longer than the Toyota. In 2012, the hybrid range in the UK expanded from two to five vehicles: Yaris Hybrid, 7-seat Prius+ and Prius Plug-in were added to the existing Prius and Auris Hybrid.

PSU, Partners to Evaluate Toyota Prius PHEV

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Portland State University (PSU) and its Oregon partners, including Portland General Electric, have been selected by Toyota as one of six groups nationally to demonstrate and evaluate the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV). Toyota will place ten of its Prius PHVs, equipped with lithium-ion batteries, in Oregon later this spring as part of the company’s global demonstration program.

South Australia Gets Its First PHEV Prius Conversion

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Mark Butler MP, who had been instrumental in securing Federal funding for the facility, was the first person to officially drive South Australia’s first plug-in electric Toyota Prius. “ The plug-in conversion replaces the existing Prius battery with a larger nickel-metal hydride battery pack.

Hybrids take 7% of California market in 1H 2013; PHEVs 0.7%; EVs 1.1%

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The top-selling model in the state for the first half of the year was was the Toyota Prius family (sedan, c, v and PHV), with 33,987 units, according to the report. Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicle share of the California retail market. Source: California Auto Outlook. Click to enlarge. Hybrid vehicle market share (excluding plug-in hybrids) in California increased to 7% in the first half of 2013, up from 6.2%

Toyota aims for sales of more than 5.5M electrified vehicles including 1M ZEVS per year by 2030; no models developed without electrified version

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Toyota’s electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). This will be achieved by increasing the number of dedicated HEV, PHEV, BEV, and FCEV models and by generalizing the availability of HEV, PHEV and/or BEV options to all its models.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds.

Toyota: Prius PHEV Fuel Economy Not Yet Available

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Most importantly, these vehicles are not representative of the lithium-ion battery-powered next-generation Prius PHVs that will be delivered to lease-fleet customers later this year. In a post on Toyota’s Open Road blog, Irv Miller, Toyota Group Vice President – Environmental and Public Affairs, wrote that contrary to some recent reports, Toyota has yet to offer mileage estimates on its plug-in hybrid technology.

Lux Research: despite cheap oil, niche plug-in vehicle sales will be resilient; conventional hybrids to be hardest hit

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The reason for this partial but not dramatic drop is that the consumer base for EVs and PHEVs remains relatively insensitive to oil price: These early adopters are driven more by environmentalist concerns or technical differentiation rather than oil price.

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Ricardo and A2Mac1 renew partnership to expand benchmarking and competitive analysis of EVs and PHEVs; online database

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MY2016 Toyota Prius. MY2012 Toyota Prius. Ricardo Strategic Consulting and A2Mac1 today will renew their partnership providing benchmarking and competitive analysis of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Since 2011, the two organizations have partnered to develop innovative benchmarking services, including the first web-based electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV & HEV) benchmarking and competitive analysis online database, EV/Hybrid Analysis.

Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

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If that’s your theory then you may have to re-evaluate after Ponway, California-based Plug-In Conversions Corp (PICC) completed a software upgrade conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at up to 70mph in a converted Prius. Previous Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle kits have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34mph in all-electric mode with some kits allowing speeds as fast as 52mph using “forced stealth&# mode.

Toyota to lease plug-in Prius

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The plug-in version of the third-generation Toyota Prius will be open to leasing at the end of this year in Japan. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota Plug-in Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Toyota Prius PHEV Around 200 versions of the vehicle, equipped with a lithium-ion battery, will be made available and designated to government ministries, local governments and corporations.

Report: Hyundai launching new brand of electrified vehicles in January: hybrid first, then PHEV and EV

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The first model of Hyundai’s new car brand—tentatively named “AE”—will be first introduced as a hybrid electric vehicle, followed by PHEV and full-EV editions, according to the report. Hyundai Motor Group vice chairman Chung Eui-sun earlier this year declared the PHEV as the answer to the future survival of the company and the industry. Hyundai expects its new hybrid to outperform the Prius.

Australia Begins PHEV Road Trials; Vehicle-to-Home Applications

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Australia’s CSIRO and Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet have begun a three-month road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Staff from SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of the trial. CSIRO - SP AusNet PHEV.

Hyundai unveils Ioniq HEV, PHEV and EV for US market at New York show

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cubic feet (more than Toyota Prius). Hyundai Motor America introduced the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric models for the US market at the New York International Auto Show; the full line of three electrified variants made their global debut earlier this year at the Geneva show.

Toyota Industries to Begin Selling Rechargers for EVs and PHEVs

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will begin selling EV and PHEV charging stations in Japan later this summer for about ¥450,000 (US$4,560). Toyota Motor also announced that it will begin leasing about 200 plug-in hybrids—based on the new Gen3 Prius and equipped with Li-ion battery packs—at the end of this year.

Plug-In Prius Statistics Revealed

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Ready to make its debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show , the new Plug-In Prius from Toyota is sure to draw a lot of eager show goers its way. Toyota has officially released several vital statistics pertaining to this Prius PHEV including a first look into the expected emissions and ability to operate in electric only mode

PHEV Day 159 - Wednesday, 19 March 2009. In Mississippi - 45th State and the STATE Where Toyota Will Do Prius Productions, Hopefully Prius PHEVs

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Lorianne also got a handful of PHEV/EV literature for creating a vertical file for library users and a look-see at Sherry Boschert's book: Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will recharge America as well as Gary Kendall' WWF-funded book: PLUGGED IN: The End of the Oil Age. Being in Mississippi also means the State where Toyota will do Prius productions, and hopefully, Prius PHEVs.

Strategic Vision: Tesla owners show differences from rest of EV buyers

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By comparison, Fuel Economy is the top priority for Volt, LEAF and Prius Plug-In owners (97%, 94% and 98%, respectively). The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, in electric mode, is EPA-rated at 35 kWh/100 miles; the C-MAX and Fusion Energi PHEVs is electric mode are EPA-rated at 34 kWh/100 miles; and the Prius PHV is EPA-rated at 29 kWh/ 100 miles, as is the 2014 Honda Accord PHEV.).

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More EVs than PHEVs at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Of the 11 PHEVs: 10 are extended range electric vehicles—Toyota’s concept Prius PHEV is the only non-series hybrid plug-in. has compiled a list of the 42 different plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle models on display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show as well as their location on the exhibit floor as a convenience for visitors. Tesla is also displaying its battery pack, for a 43 rd entry.).

Toyota to Lease 200 PHEVs in Japan Starting at End of 2009, 500 Globally; Gen3 Prius Plus Li-ion Pack

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin leasing approximately 200 plug-in versions of its third-generation Prius ( earlier post ) equipped with lithium-ion battery packs in Japan starting at the end of this year. This will be the first time a lithium-ion battery is to be employed in a Toyota vehicle for propulsion. The leases will be to designated users such as government ministries, local governments and corporations.

CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Add batteries and grid-charging, and you get PRIUS+, a "plug-in" hybrid (PHEV). Were making PRIUS+ happen. PRIUS+ can demonstrate driver interest in PHEVs.

Zipcar Launches Pilot PHEV Program in San Francisco

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In a member survey last month, more than 80% of the respondents voiced support for the addition of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet. The pilot program and partnership with the city will provide existing and new Zipcar members with an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to test drive PHEVs, helping the City and Zipcar both gauge interest and use of EVs and PHEVs.

Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts

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EVs covered by CHEAPR include battery electric (BEV), fuel cell (FCEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. A $750 rebate is available for vehicles with a battery capacity of less than 7 kWH, such as the 2015 model year Toyota Prius Plug-In. Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR).

CMU study explores optimizing PHEV design and allocation to minimize life cycle cost, petroleum consumption, and GHG emissions

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The study by Dr. Jeremy Michalek and colleagues found that while a fleet with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with universal high electric range (i.e., At a 10% discount rate, Li-ion pack cost must fall below $410/kWh for PHEVs to be part of the least-cost solution.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Conversions are mostly for the Prius, with a few for the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs. PHEVs with "Good Enough to Get Started" batteries.

EPA pegs Ford C-MAX Energi PHEV range at 620 miles

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The Toyota Prius plug-in trails the C-MAX Energi by 80 miles at 540 miles of overall range, and the Chevrolet Volt comes in third at 380 miles. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid offers up to six miles in all-electric range. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the overall range for Ford’s plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi at 620 miles (998 km).


Study Concludes That Smaller Capacity PHEVs Would Be a “Robust” Option for Minimizing Fuel Consumption, Cost and GHG Emissions

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A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has analyzed the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery pack size on fuel consumption, cost and greenhouse gas emissions over a range of charging frequencies (distance traveled between charges).