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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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.

2019 122

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.

2019 139

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

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l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 53 – 46 g/km) is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi. According to the standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel consumption ranges from 2.4 – 2.1 Its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (25.9

2019 105

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

2019 124

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.

2018 106

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

2019 101

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.

2013 237

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).

2018 101

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

2018 125

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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European OEM selects Borg-Warner motor for new plug-in hybrid truck

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Borg-Warner reported that a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer has chosen the company’s proven High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motor for a plug-in hybrid electric truck (PHEV) to be launched in 2019. Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors Plug-ins

2019 106

Jeep previews plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass at Geneva

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At the Geneva International Motor Show, Jeep presented its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models: the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass. The electric units work in synergy with the new 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine to increase efficiency and power overall.

2019 103

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.

2019 65

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.

2016 109

New BMW 7 Series offers revamped plug-in hybrid powertrain, other major changes in powertrain lineup

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BMW’s new 7 Series features a number of powertrain changes, including a plug-in hybrid drive system with a new design offering an increased electric range, enhanced performance and lower consumption. Plug-in hybrid system with in-line 6. Hybrids Plug-ins

2019 105

Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell fuel cell plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market. kWh/100 km) features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology. The fuel cell system is not in operation.

2018 117

FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

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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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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

2018 121

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

2019 87

SEAT introduces MEB-based el-Born, plug-in hybrid CUPRA Formentor concepts

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The el-Born concept car is the first SEAT conceived as an electric vehicle, and it will reach the market in 2020. As a brand with a customer base that is 10 years younger than the European average, SEAT is going to play a key role in bringing e-mobility closer to young drivers.

2019 88

Lincoln plug-in hybrids and EVs are part of its renewal, not just for California

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Lincoln, the brand that had trouble in the Aughts escaping its rented-tux Town Car—and a different era of American luxury involving curb feelers and more ashtrays than cupholders—is preparing to electrify in new ways. Plug-in hybrid versions of the fully redesigned 2020 Aviator and 2020 Corsair crossovers are due at dealerships later. Plug-In Hybrids

2019 85

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

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With rising interest rates and falling federal plug-in vehicle tax credits on some models, the best deals on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and conventional hybrids are a little harder to find versus a few months ago. Our partners at CarsDirect.com still found some leases on plug in cars as low as $199 a month in May, and we've rounded up the. plug-in cars deals toyota prius prime

2019 76

Volvo Cars introducing range of new electrified powertrains; plug-in options for every model; mild-hybrid rollout

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The company has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, while at the same time confirming that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces. A second, T4 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid option will follow later.

2019 96

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

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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.

2018 110

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.

2018 87

Cumulative plug-in vehicle sales topped 500K units in US in September

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Cumulative sales of plug-in vehicles in the US topped 500,000 units in September, according to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Electric vehicle sales have been accelerating in 2016. Monthly and cumulative PEV sales in the US.

2016 139

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.

2018 86

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.

2018 87

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

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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 98

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

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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 96

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.

2019 61

Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles.

2014 144

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

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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

2018 130

Ricardo partners with Geely on development of transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles

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Geely Auto Group (Geely) has selected Ricardo to assist with the development—right through to production implementation—of a new advanced transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles. The approach taken is highly collaborative and flexible, with co-located, joint teams comprised of both Geely and Ricardo engineers based both in the UK and in China. China Hybrids Plug-ins Transmissions

2019 64

Forget the F-150, XL Hybrids offers a plug-in F-250 to do real work

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Ford has announced it is developing a plug-in hybrid F150, and Ford, GMC, Tesla, and startup automaker Rivian are all working on electric light--duty pickups. Pickups Plug-in TruckAs both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work.

2019 81

2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid rated just 16 electric miles

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Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury sedan, the 7-Series, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change might well be the one with a charge port: the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid. bmw Plug-In Hybrids

2019 72

Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

2018 101

Audi launching plug-in hybrid versions of Q5, A6, A7 and A8 at Geneva show; 25 miles AER in WLTP

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Audi is presenting plug-in hybrid variants of the models A8, A7 Sportback, A6 and Q5 with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) in the WLTP cycle at the Geneva Motor Show. From now on, the new plug-in hybrid models carry the “TFSI e” signet.

2019 83

Volvo reveals new V60 wagon with two plug-in hybrid variants: 340 hp or 390 hp

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The V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340 hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD gasoline plug-in hybrid that delivers 390 hp. Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 101

FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to build power electronics module for first plug-in hybrid Jeep

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FCA US has awarded the production of the power electronics module for the Jeep Wrangler PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) to its Toledo Machining Plant. The Power Electronics module is packaged in a protective structure under the vehicle between the exhaust and the prop shaft.

2018 90

Volkswagen launches new Passat GTE plug-in hybrid in Europe

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Volkswagen has launched its second plug-in hybrid based on a high-volume production model: the Passat GTE, available either as a sedan or Variant (wagon)—the first plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen to be sold as either. In Asia the launch will also be this year.

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