BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

Green Car Reports

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.

2018 84

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid to have 60 miles of electric range?

Green Car Reports

Mercedes's new line of more capable plug-in hybrids will start with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid that the company says has more electric driving range than previous efforts. Plug-In HybridsIt will arrive late next year and will be based on a redesigned version of the mid-size GLE SUV arriving with gas power next spring. The company didn't release.

2018 67

ŠKODA unveiling plug-in hybrid RS concept at Paris

Green Car Congress

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).

2018 98

FCA announces production Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid in Italy

Green Car Reports

Jeep said Monday that it laid the groundwork to begin production of a plug-in hybrid version of its small Renegade at the factory in southern Italy where it's produced alongside the Fiat 500X. The model is expected to go on sale in early 2020, though it's not clear whether it is intended for the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids

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Mercedes-Benz plans to expand lineup of more capable plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz announced plans Wednesday improve the range and capability of its plug-in hybrids and to bring the flexible powertrain to more models. It also introduced a new brand name to designate its plug-in hybrid models: EQ Power. The EQ Power designation will appear alongside the company's new EQ line of all-electric cars in Mercedes. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 60

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

Green Car Reports

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a mid-size sedan with five seats and a rated 48. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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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Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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unveiled PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solutions spanning light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications, at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. It operates as a hybrid in either series or parallel configuration modes. Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

Green Car Reports

Some plug-in hybrid models are easily distinguishable from the rest of the cars their maker sells. Others, like the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, are all but invisible. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt takes a sharp eye to see the charging port door on the left-front fender or the trim and badging differences that distinguish it from a garden-variety Niro Hybrid. We spent 500.

2017 66

Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months. Mercedes-Benz is initially using this type of powertrain in the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class. Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Can Honda break through buyer confusion about plug-in hybrids?

Green Car Reports

With the launch of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan, the Chevrolet Volt now has its first serious competition among long-range plug-in hybrids. Honda says it may sell about the same number of plug-in Claritys. Advertising Marketing Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 63

2019 Lincoln Aviator crossover to include plug-in hybrid version

Green Car Reports

On Wednesday, it will draw back the veil from one of the several new SUVs that it hopes will power its growth not only in North America but more. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in carsFord's premium brand, Lincoln, has started to take on a new confidence, with far more luxurious vehicles and high-end trim levels and vehicles that are more than just restyled mass-market products.

2018 63

New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

Green Car Reports

Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek plug-in hybrid will go on sale as a 2019 model. Patent and Trademark office, leading to speculation that the name could be applied to the expected plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek. California CARB plug-in carsLast month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the trademark name Evoltis with the U.S.

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

Green Car Reports

There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline engine for longer trips. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third and most important model in the Clarity lineup, which already includes the hydrogen Fuel Cell model as. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 64

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Green Car Reports

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

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Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

Green Car Congress

Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The PureTech engine is combined with the new e-EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission (Electric Efficient Automatic Transmission - 8 speeds), specific to Peugeot PLUG-IN HYBRID engines.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid price drops by $1,350

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid may cost car shoppers less, the company announced last week. It comes in the same two trim levels as before. The Sonata Plug-in. Plug-In Hybrids PricingThe price drop on base models will save buyers $1,350 on 2018 models, which should help the car attract more customers. Base models will start at $33,350, including destination.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

Green Car Reports

They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's best-known, and best-selling, hybrid car. Videos Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars

2016 105

New 7th Gen of BMW 3 Series also to have plug-in hybrid option

Green Car Congress

BMW unveiled the new seventh-generation 3 Series at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris; market launch is from 9 March 2019. Intelligent all-wheel drive will be available from launch in the BMW 320d xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 4.8 – 4.5 Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 94

Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

Green Car Reports

After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production schedule. Trucks Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Workhorse TrucksThe Workhorse W-15 will be the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago. It features 80 miles of.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C350e: plug-in hybrid luxury sedan driven

Green Car Reports

It's been two and a half years since we drove the plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan at its San Francisco launch event. It took a while for the car to go on sale in the U.S., which it did in January 2017. Now we've had a chance to spend a weekend with the Mercedes-Benz C350e and get a sense of what it's like to live with in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid starts at $34,290 with 47-mile range

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will start at a recommended price of $34,290 including delivery, making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid sedan on the market this year. Honda says it will go on sale December 1, and it will be offered at all Honda dealers in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2017 66

Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its three-month sales to 5,563 units, higher than any other car with a plug over the same period. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Green Car Reports

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. But soon there will be another option: wireless charging, in which the car is positioned over.

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California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain other vehicles. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

2016 83

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

Green Car Reports

The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid versions of those two sedans, it doesn't yet do so with the 5-Series (although it did show one several years ago as part of a Chinese joint venture). Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2016 81

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

Green Car Reports

In fact, with an EPA-rated range of 25 miles (more than projected) and energy efficiency so high—at 124 MPGe—that it matches the BMW i3 with all its whizzy advanced technology, it’s a very viable plug-in hybrid choice. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Plug-in HybridThe 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a considerably better car than a few electric-car fans had feared.

2016 84

How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

Green Car Reports

It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles don't. And while some makers--most notably Chevrolet and Ford--happily release data showing that their drivers plug in more than expected. Plug-In Hybrids Department of Energy U.S.

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Nothing comes close to Tesla: 2018 Q3 plug-in sales

Green Car Reports

Even with solid increases, other electric-car sales paled in comparison with numbers from Tesla in September and for the third quarter of 2018. The next highest sellers, were the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 3,949 sales from July to September, and the Nissan Leaf just behind with 3,767 for the quarter. By comparison, Tesla announced it sold 55,843. sales

2018 84

BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

Green Car Congress

The BMW X5 xDrive40e, introduced in 2015, was the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020.

2018 95

Plug-in hybrid next-generation Mini Countryman teased before launch

Green Car Reports

The next generation Mini Countryman crossover utility vehicle will be the brand's first model to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its parent company BMW has released teaser images confirming an upcoming production plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars MINI Countryman plug-in carsWhile it did not specifically say the model was a Countryman, the camouflaged prototype being driven by Mini.

2016 71

BMW will have 25 electric cars, plug-in hybrid models by 2025

Green Car Reports

The last 12 to 18 months have seen a slew of global automakers promising rafts of new plug-in electric vehicles on sale by deadlines set several years into the future. Working to move past its worldwide diesel-emission scandal, for instance, VW Group has promised 30 battery-electric models on sale by 2025—the majority of them likely in. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Platform Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 69

How many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Readers respond

Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports readers and Twitter followers are clearly fired up when it comes to plug-in hybrids. When we asked in last week's Twitter poll how many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid, we got two to three times our usual responses. We asked the question because plug-in hybrids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and capabilities. plug-in cars Polls

2018 61

2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

Green Car Reports

carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsFord was the first U.S. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Now, Ford has released details of its slightly updated 2019 Ford Fusion.

2018 64

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid pricing starts at $96,145

Green Car Reports

As we learned yesterday, that lineup will include plug-in hybrid and electric versions of its small Evoque crossover SUV. Now the company has released pricing for its largest, most luxurious plug-in hybrid, the Range Rover P400e. Plug-In HybridsBy 2024, Land Rover will have a whole new lineup of hybrid and electric luxury SUVs. Both will join the Range Rover.

For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

Green Car Reports

Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug. Toyota may be the large automaker least friendly to cars that plug in, so what's that all about? DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why In the. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Prius PrimeA funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month.

2018 63

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

Green Car Reports

Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet Workhorse Trucks UPSFor almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying the purchase of electric trucks has been a challenge because their upfront costs have been considerably higher. That may now have changed, according to no less a fleet.

2018 66

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

Green Car Reports

Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesBut whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

2017 65

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid SUV: first drive review

Green Car Reports

But what is the aristocracy to do when its high-end luxury SUVs are banned from city streets in central London? Enter the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid SUV, the brand’s first proper plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsNo doubt the hoi polloi are prepared for emissions-free vehicle zones, what with their bicycles and their little electric cars.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid video preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a replacement for the previous-generation Prius Plug-In Hybrid. New York Auto Show Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prius Prime

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