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). PEVs include both all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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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).

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns to California, other states by order

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The often-overlooked Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the closest thing on the market to the discontinued (and much-loved) Chevrolet Volt. Plug-In Hybrids

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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.

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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid available for order in Europe, deliveries by year-end

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Ford’s Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van ( earlier post )is available to order now with first deliveries before the end of the year. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid’s front wheels are driven exclusively by a 92.9 Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

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2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid arrives in Europe

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Audi released the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e quattro—the first of its new range of plug-in hybrids—in Europe on Tuesday, with some impressive specs. plug-in cars

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Mercedes-Benz introducing A- and B-Class plug-in hybrid models

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Benz Cars is introducing plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label in the A- and B-Class. The A 250 e and A 250 e Saloon can be ordered now in Europe at prices from €36,943.55 The company aims to extend its plug-in offering to more than 20 model variants by 2020.

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Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid caught testing and towing by spy photographers

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Toyota may be planning to soon add a plug-in hybrid version of the new RAV4. Spy photographers for our sister site, MotorAuthority, recently caught a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 out testing on public roads overseas. The only plug-in model it currently sells in the.

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Plug-in hybrid model now tops the Porsche Cayenne range

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Porsche’s Cayenne range follows the Panamera series ( earlier post ) in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model. Both models accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 It can also be used in the other modes for an additional power boost.

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid confirmed for LA auto show debut

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Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids

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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). 2017 and about twice as much as it was in 2016.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid: More electric range, and quicker

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Sometimes one model year makes quite the difference; and such is the case for the Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid. The 2020 version of this model will get refreshed styling, the luxury automaker’s latest cabin interface, and its new, third-generation plug-in hybrid hardware.

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Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for August 2019

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Auto-loan interest rates have started to fall slightly in August—but that hasn't yet made it any easier to find great deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars. Our partners at CarsDirect.com found deals as low as $179 a month in August. Plug-In Hybrids deals

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Audi boosts plug-in plans to include 20 all-electric models by 2025

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Audi on Thursday announced a dramatic expansion of its plans to develop electric and plug-in cars. plug-in cars

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2020 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid gets more electric range, XtraBoost performance

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Three years ago BMW positioned the 330e as the plug-in you wouldn’t have to wait for—in one very memorable ad that showed an owner skipping past empty Superchargers for a 330e and zooming off on engine power. Plug-In Hybrids

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Volvo extends S60 range with plug-in hybrid powertrain and new trim levels

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The existing T5 turbocharged 250 hp gasoline unit has been joined by an all-wheel-drive T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining a 303 hp gasoline engine with an 87 hp electric motor for a total output of 390 hp. Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. 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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BMW doubles battery production in US for coming X3 and X5 plug-in hybrids

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BMW is doubling is battery production capacity in preparation for producing two new plug-in hybrids at its South Carolina factory. Plug-In Hybrids lithium-ion batteries

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BMW launching compact BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive: X1 xDrive25e followed by X2 xDrive25e

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The BMW Group is introducing new plug-in hybrid models: the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e. The electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles) in the two new plug-in hybrid models.

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BMW Group Thailand begins local assembly of high-voltage batteries for BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles

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BMW Group Thailand has inaugurated local high-voltage battery production plant in partnership with the DRÄXLMAIER Group, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a partner of BMW Group since 1966. Advanced training and qualification programs were initiated in September 2018.

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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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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. In addition to an ability to do 0-60 mph in a projected 5.8

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid is a placeholder, not a game-changer

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Sometimes, in the long development cycle of new, greener vehicles, automakers hit an awkward stopping point. Pencils down—it’s time to turn in your work. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid has caught. Plug-In Hybrids

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Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

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Ford made big news with its new Escape Hybrid and plug-in hybrid last Tuesday, but they weren't the only new plug-in SUVs the company announced. In the same announcement in Europe, the company revealed a new plug-in hybrid Explorer that will go on sale there later this year. plug-in cars

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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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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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BMW X3 xDrive 30e builds out plug-in hybrid lineup

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BMW has recently announced that it will upgrade two mainstays of its plug-in hybrid lineup in the U.S. In between, BMW now says it will launch a new plug-in hybrid version of its bestselling model, the X3 for the 2020 model year. The 2020 BMW X3 xDrive 30e gets 31 miles of plug-in range. plug-in carswith the new 2020 X5 xDrive 45e and an updated 530e for 2019.

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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.

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Best deals on plug-in, electric, and hybrid cars for June 2019

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This month, rising interest rates and sparse inventories are cutting into the great deals that automakers have recently offered on plug-in and electric cars. That deal, however, is on the Fiat 500e, which is only sold in California and Oregon.

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2020 Volvo plug-in hybrids: Bigger battery boosts EPA range, mpg

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Volvo earlier this year announced that it was adding a little more spark to its plug-in hybrid systems in its XC60 and XC90 T8 plug-in hybrids: by boosting their electric range. Plug-In Hybrids

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New Jersey advancing plug-ins: 330K units by end of 2025, 2M by 2035, 85% of new vehicles by 2040

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Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature (Senate and Assembly) have passed a bill ( S2252 /A4819) that establishes goals and incentives for increased use of plug-in electric vehicles in NJ. Specifically, the bill sets a goal of at least 330,000 of the total number of registered light duty vehicles in the State being plug-in electric vehicles by 31 December 2025. The definition includes plug-in hybrids.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring preview: All-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid puts luxury first

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With the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring, Lincoln has its second plug-in hybrid crossover and the smallest vehicle in its lineup with a hybrid system. Plug-In Hybrids

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Short sights: The plug-in hybrids with the least electric range

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Plug-in hybrids sound like an easy concept to jump to from there. Simply put, they add plug-in (charging) capability—and usually a much larger battery—to a car that fundamentally can operate as a hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Jeep announces two more plug-in hybrids, for Europe

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billion investment, to expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids, including plans to build two new plug-in hybrid Jeeps in the U.S., including the Grand Cherokee and new versions of the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer planned to roll out in 2020. plug-in carsLast week, Fiat Chrysler announced plans, along with a $4.5 Last June, at an investors' meeting, late Fiat.

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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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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. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Pininfarina-kissed Karma GT plug-in hybrid heading to Monterey Car Week

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The new Karma GT by Pininfarina will show off its much sleeker facelift at Monterey Car Week next weekend in California. The GT by Pininfarina, which made its first appearance at the Shanghai auto show in April, is a two-door coupe version of the Karma Revero sedan.

ŠKODA unveiling plug-in hybrid RS concept at Paris

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ŠKODA, a member of the Volkswagen Group, is unveiling the VISION RS plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show. The ŠKODA VISION RS plug-in hybrid drive combines the 1.5-liter TSI engine with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) and an electric motor providing 75 kW (102 hp).

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Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for July 2019

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Still, our partners at CarsDirect found some deals as low as $199 a month for July in scouring manufacturer programs for deals. Since some electric cars are still sold in small numbers and in limited areas, we've focused our selections on deals on cars that are.

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

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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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Subaru introducing its first plug-in hybrid in US; Crosstrek Hybrid

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Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US. The Crosstrek has become the brand’s third-best-selling model in America since its debut six years ago. Hybrids Plug-ins

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First drive review: 2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid casts market superstar as supporting character

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Audi sells more Q5 crossovers in the U.S. TFSI 55 e quattro, as it’s badged for Europe—or just the Q5 plug-in hybrid to the rest of us, will be its best-selling vehicle that has a charge port and a fuel filler. Plug-In Hybrids

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