DOE: light-duty plug-in electrified vehicle sales in US nearly doubled from 2020 to 2021

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Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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BMW adding two plug-in hybrid variants to 7 Series range; first use of pre-gearing stage

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BMW is adding two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants to the new BMW 7 Series range, including the first BMW M model in the range. BMW is also optimizing the efficiency of the new BMW 740d xDrive available in European markets (fuel consumption combined: 6.8 – 6.1

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BMW introduces 683 hp XM Plug-in Hybrid SUV

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A plug-in hybrid system comprising a V8 petrol engine and an exceptionally powerful electric motor endows the BMW XM with captivating dynamic prowess. Electric Car News Plug-in Hybrids bmw BMW M BMW XM BMW XM PHEV BMW XM Plug-in Hybrid XM XM PHEV XM Plug-in Hybrid

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Hyundai adds 2022 Tucson Plug-In Hybrid and N Line models

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Hyundai is adding Plug-in Hybrid and N Line models to its 2022 Tucson line-up. Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid SUV models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively. 2022 Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Mercedes launches new plug-in hybrid S 580 e; Gen4 hybrid system, 100 km electric range

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Mercedes-Benz is launching the new S 580 e plug-in hybrid, with which the fourth generation of the hybrid drive system is celebrating its premiere in the S-Class. The top speed in the ELECTRIC drive program is 140 km/h (87 mph). Hybrids Plug-ins

The tax credit is unlikely to return for these EVs and plug-in hybrids

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With President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, time is nearly up to get your purchase paperwork completed for a new EV or plug-in hybrid and still earn the federal tax credit. Plug-In Hybrids

Jeep adds plug-in hybrid value with Wrangler Willys 4xe, Grand Cherokee 4xe special edition

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At the 2022 Detroit auto show on Wednesday, Jeep introduced two additions to its 4xe plug-in hybrid family. While they don’t shake up the efficiency, plug-in range, or performance significantly, if at all, they both provide a little more value. Plug-In Hybrids

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Road Test: 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

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But with the 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) we obliterated the “official” number in our real world driving. MPGe is a measurement of how far a car can travel electrically on the same amount of energy as is contained in one gallon of gasoline. 2 of 3 Niros can plug in.

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2023 Kia Sportage Plug-In Hybrid priced just under $40,000, goes 34 electric miles

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Pricing for the Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid has been released—just in the nick of time for buyers of this model to no longer qualify for the federal EV tax credit. Plug-In Hybrids

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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Mitsubishi unveils ASX Plug-in Hybrid SUV for European Market

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ASX (RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets), a compact SUV, is one of Mitsubishi Motors’ core models which was introduced to Europe in 2010. Mitsubishi Motors Europe premiered the new generation ASX for European market at an online event.

Preview: Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid stings with 30-mile electric range, muscle-car cues

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As part of a Speed Week event in Pontiac, Michigan, Dodge has revealed the 2023 Hornet, a performance-themed compact car—er, crossover—that brings some pint-size punch back to the Dodge lineup. Plug-In Hybrids

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Mopar introduces new at-home plug-in wall chargers for Jeep 4xe models and Chrysler Pacifica

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Mopar has introduced new, Wi-Fi-capable, Level 2 (240-volt) charging units for at-home charging for Jeep 4xe and Chrysler plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe is the first Grand Cherokee to offer plug-in hybrid capability.

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Plug In America partnering with National Automobile Drivers Association to train dealers nationwide

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On March 11, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, Plug In America announced that it is partnering with NADA and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to educate franchised auto dealerships nationwide on electric vehicles.

Plug-in hybrid sales stumble in Europe: Do they have a better chance in the US?

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Plug-in hybrid sales are stumbling in Europe, once an important market, as demand for all-electric vehicles rises, according to a recent Automotive News Europe report. But plug-in hybrids seem to be faring better in the United States. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrid sales surprise: Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsells RAV4 Prime

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The Jeep Wrangler 4xe outsold all other plug-in hybrids in the United States in the first quarter of 2022. Jeep sold 8,346 Wrangler plug-in hybrids in Q1 2022, accounting for 18% of Wrangler sales, parent Stellantis said in a press release announcing its sales results.

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High-mpg Hyundai Ioniq plug-in and hybrid versions are going away, as Ioniq goes all-EV

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With production due to end in South Korea in July, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback will soon be discontinued, Hyundai Motor Company confirmed on Monday. In the U.S., Plug-In Hybrids synd-nexstar

EV tax credit consequence: Plug-in vehicle lease prices are soaring

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Some shoppers for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are encountering severe sticker shock this weekend in monthly lease numbers. Plug-In Hybrids incentives

Welcome new Plug In America team members

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Plug In America is growing! To meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles, we are excited to welcome five new staff members to our team. Chelsea Alexander , Director of Development. Sydney Frazier-Flores , Program Assistant. Alexia Melendez Martineau , Policy Manager.

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. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Review: 2022 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid lacks Lightning allure

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Ford knows plug-in hybrids well. Nearly a decade ago it offered a smart set of Energi models proving that drivers were eager to plug in. But in the age of the Mustang. Plug-In Hybrids

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DOE: Plug-in vehicles’ share of new LDV sales in Europe more than tripled in 2020 to hit 10.5%

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Although overall light-duty vehicle sales were down in 2020 due to the pandemic, plug-in vehicle sales bucked that trend and saw growth in many markets. This was especially evident in Europe where the share of plug-in vehicle sales more than tripled, reaching 10.5%

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With bigger battery, Volvo plug-in hybrids may soon go up to 41 electric miles

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Volvo is giving its plug-in hybrids a powertrain overhaul for the 2022 model year, yielding more electric range. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug In America remembers Kathy Lynch

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There are no words to adequately describe the kind and brilliantly effective persuasion that Kathy Lynch, our long-time partner in advocacy for Plug In America, brought when lobbying for all EV drivers in California.

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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Plug-in hybrids top 20% of Volvo's US sales

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Volvo's plug-in hybrids are steadily gaining market share. As part of its monthly sales recap, the automaker announced Monday that plug-in hybrids accounted for 20.8% of its United States sales in May. sales in May. Plug-In Hybrids

Toyota Chief Scientist Pratt makes the case for hybrids and plug-ins

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In a post published on Medium, Gill Pratt, Toyota Motor Corporation’s Chief Scientist and the CEO of Toyota Research Institute, explains why he is not a proponent of ditching ICE and switching to only BEVs as soon as possible. This is particularly important because presently it is difficult to recycle the kinds of batteries used in BEVs. For the same investment in batteries as our single Model X, five other RAV4 Prime customers could reduce their carbon footprint too.

Mercedes-Benz adding three plug-in hybrid variants to GLC range

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Mercedes-Benz is adding two plug-in hybrid models complete the range of the brand’s successful SUV family: the GLC 300 e 4MATIC priced from 71,471.40

Backseat fires prompt recall replay for Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid

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Back seat of your 2017 or 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid warming passengers’ buns? In the affected vehicles, a loose connection between contacts in these. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug In America joins global alliance

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Last week, 37 electric vehicle (EV) driver associations from 26 countries, including Plug In America, joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance, building a worldwide EV community. For example, the market share for plug-in vehicles in Germany grew from 3% in 2019 to 13.5%

Review: 2023 Lexus RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid falls short of prime mover

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The Lexus RX mid-size crossover is the mainstay of Toyota’s luxury brand in the U.S. It was the first Lexus to get a hybrid powertrain—way back in 2005—and each generation has evolved to preserve its virtues and keep it acceptable to upscale buyers and their families.

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Volvo Cars global sales up by 43% in May; plug-ins accounted for 23.7% globally

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Volvo Cars achieved its eleventh consecutive month of sales growth as the company’s global sales increased by 43% in May, compared with the same month last year. In May, Volvo Cars sold a total of 64,111 cars, up from 44,830 cars in the same period last year. The growth was mainly driven by a strong demand in the US and, in Europe, a recovery from a sales drop in May last year related to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the US, sales increased by 38.9

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Toyota's Powerwall alternative is designed to work with solar, plug-in hybrids

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Toyota on Thursday unveiled a home battery energy storage system similar in concept to Tesla's Powerwall. Plug-In Hybrids charging solar

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Plug In America Unplugs

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Dealers Pressure Plug In America to Back Away From Direct Sales Plug In America (PIA) has up until now played an important advocacy role in the effort to pass SB 127 in Connecticut and similar.

Audi offering plug-in hybrid version of A6 Avant wagon

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Audi is offering its successful full-size station wagon A6 Avant as a plug-in hybrid: The new A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro has a system output of 270 kW (367 PS) (combined fuel consumption 2.1–1.9 mi) in the WLTP cycle. mph) in 5.7 Hybrids Plug-ins

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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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2020 Audi A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid carries starting price of $94,000

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Audi is pricing its 2020 A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid with a MSRP of $94,000 in the US. Joining the flagship sedan model line, the Audi A8 TFSI e serves as the first plug-in hybrid variant of the A8. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Volkswagen introduces Touareg R plug-in hybrid model

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Volkswagen’s top-of-the-range model Touareg now also features a plug-in hybrid drive. The Touareg R is the third plug-in hybrid model in Volkswagen’s European product line, following the Golf and Passat. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% in 2019, according to figures presented by the US DOE. During that same period, Europe saw its plug-in vehicle sales share reach 3.0%. in 2019.

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Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid SUV will debut new platform, interior theme

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Mazda will unveil a plug-in hybrid SUV based on a new platform March 8. Plug-In Hybrids youtubeThe Mazda CX-60 will be the first model to use a new rear-wheel drive platform, according to a UK press release from the company.

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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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Volvo Car USA announces new extended range Recharge Plug-In Hybrid models with up to 41 miles of electric range in Pure Mode

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Volvo Car USA is bringing a new, improved Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain is coming to the US in its 90 and 60 Series models, significantly extending electric range while lowering carbon dioxide emissions, increasing performance, and improving drivability.

Nearly 76 GWh of battery cell capacity was produced for US plug-in vehicle market from 2010 to 2020

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Nearly 76 GWh of battery cell capacity was produced for the US plug-in vehicle market from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent analysis of the Li-ion battery supply chain by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Plug-ins

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