Report: Plug-in hybrids are polluting more than claimed

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Real-world emissions of plug-in hybrids on European roads are significantly higher than automakers claim, according to a report released earlier this month by the environmental group Transport & Environment. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: 24 electric miles, and quicker

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While its gasoline counterpart gets a redesign and 2022-model-year designation, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid gets smaller updates, including powertrain tweaks that boost power and electric range. Plug-In Hybrids

Ford delays Escape Plug-In Hybrid deliveries to 2021

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deliveries of the 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid have been delayed to 2021, due partly to the European recall of the Ford plug-in hybrid over fire concerns, according to a Bloomberg report. Plug-In HybridsFirst U.S.

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2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models get a big price reduction

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Prices for 2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models—nearly rebadged Recharge T8, or Recharge Plug-In Hybrid—are substantially lower than 2020 models, according to an early order guide obtained by CarsDirect. Plug-In Hybrids

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Bentley plans to go all-plug-in by 2026, all-electric by 2030

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Bentley plans to make its entire lineup plug-in hybrid or all-electric by 2026, and will switch entirely to battery-electric vehicles by 2030. Plug-In Hybrids

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Mitsubishi plans to embrace plug-in hybrids in a big way this decade

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Mitsubishi was a fairly early adopter of plug-in hybrids, but lost the lead to other automakers. On Monday the automaker said it will launch a robust electrified-vehicle push—centering on plug-in hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans deploys 6 plug-in hybrid pickups from XL Fleet

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In order to advance its fleet electrification and emissions reduction goals, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed six new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks to its fleet. The F-150 pickups have been equipped with the XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive system, which has been proven to improve fuel economy substantially while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV details: Most powerful Wrangler yet, and trail-rated

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Jeep on Thursday gave us our first official look at its first plug-in hybrid destined for the U.S., The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will arrive in the U.S. in early 2021. It follows the Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe sold in Europe only, although the Wrangler.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will get more electric range, before full redesign

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Although a fully redesigned version of the Mitsubishi Outlander will make its debut in the U.S. next year, Americans might have to wait a year or more before a new version of the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid arrives in the new body style. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid could cost less than non-hybrid

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Lincoln is in the process of shifting its target demographic toward a more tech-savvy crowd. And that includes introducing a lineup of plug-in hybrid models that make the most luxurious, best-equipped, and best-performing vehicles in the lineup the ones with a charging port.

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Karma GS-6 plug-in hybrid will be more affordable, slotting below revamped Revero GT flagship

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Karma Automotive is planning its first all-electric production model, but it seems plug-in hybrids will remain a substantial part of the company's lineup. Plug-In Hybrids

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75% of plug-in vehicles sold in the US in 2018 were made in the US

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For every year except 2011, the United States has produced the majority of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) sold in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). In 2018, the United States produced 75%, Japan 9%, and Germany 5%, while the remaining eight countries listed produced a combined 11%. In 2011, 55% of the PEVs sold in the United States were produced in Japan, 43% in the United States, and 2% in France.

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Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid detailed for Europe, arriving in early 2021

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The Kia Sorento crossover is getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain option for the first time. Kia released specifications for European-market models Wednesday, but hasn't said whether it will offer the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid in the United States. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Some 2020-2021 BMW and Mini plug-in hybrids under recall, sales stop for battery issue

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A serious battery issue potentially affecting a subset of BMW and Mini plug-in hybrid vehicles has led BMW to issue a stop-sale to its dealers and an accompanying recall. In the recall documentation filed to the federal government Sept. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrids get more electric range, quicker acceleration

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Monday, Porsche has boosted at least two of the things that matter much to its plug-in hybrid buyers: performance and driving range. Plug-In Hybrids

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid aiming for 28 miles electric range, Hybrid for 37 mpg

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specifications and availability for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the expressively styled, somewhat larger 2022 Tucson compact SUV lineup Set to rival the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson models will offer a.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

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The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much better—and considerably more electric—vehicle than that discontinued model. We've driven the new Prius Prime in southern California, but is it the right car for. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Plug-in Prius

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Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

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As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stationsWell, that's. interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging.

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Volkswagen begins presales of Touareg eHybrid and Touareg R plug-in hybrids

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The Touareg is now available to order in two different plug-in hybrid versions: the Touareg eHybrid and the Touareg R. This version is designed for a high level of travel comfort and can be configured in the two equipment lines Atmosphere and Elegance. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: 17-mile, 35-mpg plug-in gets ride-and-handling retune

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The plug-in hybrid gets a restyled front fascia with a new grille, front bumper, and fog-light trim, plus retuned. Plug-In Hybrids

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Jeep Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids detailed, still unconfirmed for US

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Jeep is launching 4xe plug-in hybrid versions of the Renegade and Compass in Europe, but both models are unlikely for the United States. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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2022 Hyundai Tucson: Hybrid, plug-in hybrid versions heat up rivalry vs. RAV4, CR-V

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Hyundai revealed a new fourth-generation version of its Tucson compact crossover Monday, and it includes both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Plug-In Hybrids

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FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

Plugs and Cars

A story on Toyota's announcement that an ordering system for the plug-in prius will be coming later this year prompted me to check out the site. THE FIRST-EVER prius plug-in hybrid," it says. Ask any of the hundreds of individuals and fleets driving around in prius converted to have plug-in capability. It's not even Toyota's first plug-in prius. Surely there's a market for their plug-in hybrid.

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First drive review: 2021 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid is for “Zoom town” weekend warriors

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Karma prices GS-6 plug-in hybrid arriving soon, teases electric SUV due in 2022

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive Monday revealed pricing for its more affordable plug-in hybrid luxury car, the GS-6. With its arrival this month, the GS-6 starts at $83,900. A high-performance GS-6S model starts at $103,900.

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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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Volkswagen to introduce Touareg R plug-in hybrid at Geneva

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Volkswagen will introduce the new Touareg R with a plug-in hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2020). When the battery is sufficiently charged, the new SUV starts in electric E-MODE for zero emissions. This Volkswagen model is also the first plug-in hybrid SUV available with Trailer Assist—an assistance system for automated maneuvering with a trailer. The well-appointed Touareg R is set to enter the market in the second half of the year.

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Market launch of BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid

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With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e ( earlier post ), the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV) is now being expanded to include a plug-hybrid system. The second-generation of the BMW X5 with electrified drive combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder gasoline engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with the latest BMW eDrive technology. liters per 100 kilometers (124 to 196 mpg US) in the WLTP test cycle or 2.0 Hybrids Plug-ins

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BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In HybridsA BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019.

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Hyundai drops the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid for 2020

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in the new version of the Sonata Hybrid—rather than the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid—seemed like a good albeit puzzling move. What piece of tech might it be saving for the plug-in, we wondered? Now the reason is apparent: There will be no Plug-In Hybrid for the new. Plug-In HybridsHyundai’s decision to roll out its solar roof last week for the U.S.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander photos: Getting ready to plug in vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime

Green Car Reports

As the Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives on the market in very limited numbers, there’s an alternative that’s already been offered for years: the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime first drive review: The way a plug-in hybrid should be

Green Car Reports

Right about the time I’d passed 30 miles of all-electric driving with the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, I knew this experience was going to be different. Plug-In HybridsThere was plenty of charge left. With an expected EPA-rated 42-mile range from its big 18.1-kwh battery pack, followed by an expected 38 mpg combined after running through the charge, the RAV4.

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

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That puts it in the hunt with other plug-in hybrid small hatchbacks and crossover vehicles. Plug-In HybridsNew documents reveal that the upcoming 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will have about 25 miles of all-electric range, according to its EPA estimate. The California documents, first obtained by Autoblog, show specific all-electric range ratings of 25.65 miles.

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National Plug In Day(s), Sept 28-29

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National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today''s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

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2021 Audi A7 plug-in hybrid fastback: US details confirmed

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Audi is adding a third plug-in hybrid model to its United States lineup. The 2021 Audi A7 55 TFSI e will join the Q5 55 TFSI e crossover and A8 60 TFSI e sedan in U.S. The A7 plug-in hybrid uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with an. Plug-In Hybridsshowrooms this fall, the automaker announced Wednesday.

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2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid rated at 37 electric miles, starts below $35,000

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The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid has been rated at 37 all-electric miles, Ford announced on Monday. One key difference for the Escape Plug-In Hybrid versus the Ford Escape Hybrid is that the plug-in doesn’t offer all-wheel drive. The Plug-In Hybrid will be a front-wheel-drive-only model. Plug-In Hybrids

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Plug in Prius

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Waiting for Toyota to build you a plug in Prius? You don't have to wait! Canadian Andrew Bell had his Prius converted for about 4K, including all parts and labor

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid will electrify off-roading in a way nothing else has yet

Green Car Reports

Yes, Jeep could have electrified its Wrangler in a simpler and more efficient way. Perhaps even more than for the Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids launched for the European market in June, the Wrangler needed to be true to what the brand stands for first—and. Plug-In Hybrids Green LifeBut for the iconic off-roader, that would have been beside the point.

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Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

Green Car Reports

While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent roundtable with journalists in Sweden, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the company is disappointed that it underestimated demand for its plug-in hybrids. plug-in cars

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