Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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The company plans to do it with a mixture of all-electric vehicles, like the new XC40 Recharge, and plug-in hybrid versions of its SUVs and sedans. The XC90 Recharge is an example of the second group. The XC90 Recharge T8 has several drive modes to choose from.

Volvo Cars opens order books for new electric C40 Recharge

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The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge is available online via in select markets across Europe as of this week. Like the XC40 Recharge electric compact SUV, the C40 Recharge comes with an infotainment systems jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge is designed to receive software updates over the air. Recharge models accounted for 47.7%


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Volvo extends XC40 Recharge PHEV lineup

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The latest to join the lineup is the XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 – the second PHEV in the XC40 range, but one that comes with a more accessible price tag

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Lowest-priced EVs, Elio electric, Volvo XC40 Recharge range boost, Kia Sorento PHEV price: Today’s Car News

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge gets a range boost, and the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid gets a price tag. Need a new electric car for well under $40,000? You have a lot of choices. And Elio is back with an EV—timeline, to be announced. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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In this mode, the Tiguan eHybrid will temporarily also cover stretches fully electrically and thus without generating any local emissions, as recuperation during braking recharges the battery. Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan SUV—the Tiguan eHybrid.

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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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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 A7 PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 Even a 230 volt household outlet can recharge an empty battery fully and conveniently overnight in approximately seven hours. Convenient recharging is also possible on the road. The A7 PHEV starts by default in EV mode.

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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.

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 Industries recharger on a stand. The recharger—147cm tall, 30cm wide and 18cm deep—can be wall mounted or mounted on a stand. The company says it plans to produce a recharger for home use as well. Toyota Industries Corp. The chargers, developed with Nitto Electric Works Ltd. ,

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

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PHEV level-2 charging capability takes less than two hours to recharge the system, using a 7.2kW on-board charger. The Plug-in Hybrid powerplant delivers power through a PHEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission for smoothness and efficiency.

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Hyundai launches Sonata PHEV; 22-mile electric range

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The PHEV is fitted with a 9.8 Recharging takes as little as two and a half hours with a Level 2 charger. 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

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An iconic sedan gets electrified: the BMW 330e PHEV offers 22 e-miles

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If you’re searching for a BMW PHEV, chances are you’ll find a vehicle to fit your needs. By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO BMW is in the process of building its cars on “integrated” platforms that allow all its gas, EV and PHEV models to be fabricated on the same assembly lines.

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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The PHEV’s exterior retains the regular 745’s Adaptive LED headlights with Adaptive LED brake lights, enormous front grilles and massive dual-exit exhaust outlets, a panoramic sunroof, fender vents and standard 18” wheels.

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Fraunhofer ISI/ICCT analysis of PHEV data finds real-world CO2 emissions 2-4x higher than official values

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The real-world share of electric driving for PHEVs, on average, is about half the share considered in the type-approval values. Plug-in hybrid vehicles often are not recharged regularly, which implies driving is often performed on the combustion engine. The low frequency of recharging reduces the share of electric driving and thereby increases fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles in real-world driving.

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Tesla Supercharger expansion, 42-mpg hybrid pickup, Volvo C40 EV and XC60 PHEV reviewed: The Week in Reverse

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The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is the first electric model from the Swedish automaker. Which automaker is keeping driving data in its cars for up to a year? Which company revealed plans for three future EVs this past week?

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 kWh Li-ion polymer that can recharge in less than three hours with a Level-Two charger. Sonata PHEV. Torque output is the same for PHEV and HEV: 205 N·m (151 lb-ft) @ 0-1,1770 rpm.

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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. These trials have helped Ford and its customers to investigate the extent to which PHEVs can help to achieve urban air quality goals, whilst not compromising on productivity.

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Jeep Renegade 4xe, Compass 4xe PHEV order books open in Europe

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The battery can be recharged while driving or through an external power outlet either at home with the domestic plug, using the efficient and practical easyWallbox or the more advanced Connected Wallbox, or from a public charge point.

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Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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In an open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team from Fraunhofer ISI and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has presented the first systematic overview of empirical findings on the electrification of vehicle mileage based on on actual PHEV (plug-in hybrid) and BEV (battery-electric vehicle) usage for the US and Germany. For the study, the team compared the performance of 49,000 BEVs and 73,000 PHEVs in Germany and the US. t higher for BEV than for PHEV.

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Mitsubishi introduces Concept GC-PHEV SUV to North America

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Concept GC-PHEV. Mitsubishi staged the North American debut of its Concept GC-PHEV (“Grand Cruiser”)—a next-generation full-size crossover plug-in hybrid. The Concept GC-PHEV features a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 gasoline engine paired with a high-output electric motor; 12 kWh lithium-ion battery; 8-speed automatic transmission; and Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced full-time Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive. Click to enlarge.

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. Click to enlarge. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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Volvo Cars global sales grew 30.2% in January; PHEVs and EVs account for 23% of all sales globally, 41% in Europe

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Demand for Volvo Cars’ SUV line-up remained strong and represented 71% of overall volumes, while the popularity of its Recharge line-up of chargeable cars—plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles—continued to grow. The volume of Recharge models more than doubled in January year-on-year, now accounting for 23% of all Volvo cars sold globally. Recharge cars amounted to 41% of total European sales.

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The Volvo Recharge

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A nother major manufacturer is unveiling their PHEV at a car show. Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. Recharging allows the car to be driven about 100 kilometres on battery power alone before the car's four-cylinder Flexifuel engine is needed to power the car and recharge the battery.

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV contract marks first delivery of a complete pack for volume NA PHEV for LG Chem

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The agreement with FCA US marks the first time LG Chem will engineer and manufacture a complete battery pack in Michigan for a volume production North American PHEV. The battery pack—packaged under the second row floor in a new battery case—may be fully recharged in as little as two hours using a 240-volt plug-in system. Li-ion battery maker LG Chem will supply the 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack system and controls for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Earlier post.)

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

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But even at a 220 V household outlet, an empty battery can be fully and conveniently recharged overnight in roughly six hours. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. The new drive concept comprises a 2.0 TFSI, a four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine producing 185 kW (252 hp) and 370 N·m (272.9

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) based on an evolutionary algorithm for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%. However, improving the efficiency of current PHEVs is limited by shortfalls in their energy management systems (EMS), which control the power split between engine and battery when they switch from all-electric mode to hybrid mode.

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Updated Volkswagen Passat to offer upgraded PHEV version; partially automated driving at cruising speed

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In order to be able to travel in E-MODE in town at the end of a longer trip, Volkswagen has reconfigured the operating modes of the hybrid system and therefore simplified battery recharging during the journey. Volkswagen has revealed some of the features of the updated Passat, which will launch later this year.

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PHEV Blowback

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In the the story, he quotes a previously published NRDC report , specifically this quote: "If large numbers of plug-in hybrids were being recharged with power from the least-sophisticated coal plants, "There is a possibility for significant increases of soot and mercury," says a report by environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council. A curious story ran in USA Today last week.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


That’s not surprising—the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the company’s only previous plug-in hybrid, is a well-executed PHEV with an EPA-rated 32 miles of usable electric range that retains all the virtues of the Pacifica minivan. That likely translates to about 12,000 PHEVs sold in three months.

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

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kWh battery pack can recharge from a domestic power socket, or the BMW i Wallbox Pure (3.5 kW, 16 A/230 V), which takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to fully recharge an empty battery pack. The first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand is a Sports Activity Vehicle: the BMW X5 xDrive40e.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers Class-6 PHEV with CNG range-extender armored truck

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Supported by a $3-million California Energy Commission grant, the companies are working to convert a fleet of six, Class-6 International armored trucks into “Zero Emission with Range Extension” vehicles—PHEV trucks that operate with electricity and renewable natural gas (RNG). Efficient Drivetrains has delivered the first of six plug-in-hybrid electric armored vehicles to Sectran Security.

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MINI Cooper SE EV making show debut at IAA; MINI boosts electric range of Countryman PHEV up to 35 miles

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Positioned under the rear seat unit to save space, the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in about five hours from a standard domestic socket or in around 3h 15 min when plugged into a wallbox. The new MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km) will make its show debut at the IAA in Frankfurt next week.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV starting at $37,900 in US

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The Audi PHEV will come in 3 packages: Premium for $37,900; Premium Plus for $42,000; and Prestige for $46,800. Audi expects the PHEV to qualify for a federal tax credit of $4,168. Recharging through a 120-volt outlet takes approximately 8 hours. The A3 Sportback e-tron offers four driving choices for motorists, including full battery propulsion and battery recharge mode: In EV mode, the vehicle is powered only by the electric motor.

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Volvo Cars introducing production S60L T6 Twin Engine PHEV at the Shanghai Motor Show; on sale next week

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The S60L T6 Twin Engine is Volvo’s third production PHEV after the V60 diesel a and the XC90 T8. The S60L Twin Engine battery pack can be recharged from a regular power outlet (230V/6A, 10A or 16A fuse) at home or in a parking lot. Recharging time varies with amperage. It is possible to heat or cool the passenger compartment while recharging the car to provide a more comfortable start to a journey.

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Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV PHEV in production; first units of GLC F-CELL to be delivered by end of October

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CHARGE: charging the high-voltage battery has priority, for example in order to recharge the battery for the maximum overall range prior to refueling with hydrogen or to create power reserves. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz’ entire product range will be electrified.

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Updated IEA EV/PHEV roadmap finds announced production plans for electric vehicles far below sales targets set by countries

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Combined government targets (line) and EV/PHEV production/sales (bars) reported by OEM. Announcements from major manufacturers in terms of future production plans for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) are far below sales targets set by countries, according to a newly updated Electric Vehicle Roadmap report from the International Energy Agency. Announced EV and/or PHEV production plans from the majors add up to 0.9

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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. The biggest difference is that the Prius Prime can be plugged in at home to recharge its larger 8.8kWh battery pack. 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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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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kW onboard charger, it is possible to recharge a fully depleted battery in 2.3 In both cases, the recharging process is quicker with the new Cayenne E-Hybrid than in prior models. The newly introduced 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid makes significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) it replaces, including more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range.

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BMW unveils i3 BEV and i8 PHEV Concepts

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The i8 Concept features a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drive with a system output of 260 kW and a range of up to 35 km (22 miles)in all-electric mode. The battery can be fully recharged in six hours at a standard power socket. A high-voltage generator attached to the internal combustion engine can generate power for recharging the batteries. The i8 (left) and i3 Concepts. Click to enlarge.

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Toshiba to supply inverters for Fords HEVs and PHEVs from 2012

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The Ford Motor Company has selected Toshiba Corporation to supply automotive inverters for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Toshiba already has a June 2010 contract with Ford under which it will supply high-performance drive motors for HEV and PHEV from 2012, from its facility in Houston, Texas.

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PSA Group outlines electrification solutions for future hybrid and electric vehicles; 4 EVs, 7 PHEVs by 2021

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PSA Group will offer two charging solutions for its new EVs: ultra-fast charging: recharges 80% of the battery in 30 minutes. The PHEVs will feature a gasoline engine developed on the EMP2 global platform; an automatic 8-speed hybrid gearbox on the front axle; an electric motor mounted on the rear axle for mid-range and executive SUVs and CUVs; and a 12-13 kWh battery pack. There will be a simultaneous launch in Europe and China of the first PHEV by the DS brand in 2019.

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