GM adding Plug and Charge

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GM is expanding its existing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. Plug and Charge streamlines the EV charging process for customers.

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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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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. Shared plug-in hybrid and hybrid technologies.

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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. While the hybrid and plug-in hybrid remained available for the 2022 model.

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 plug-in hybrid is available to order, in both short and long wheelbase versions, with price starting at €123,736 (US$146,000).

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. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., Integrated solutions, ranging from ProGen-powered Gaussin terminal tractors to automated guided vehicles, will use green hydrogen produced by Plug Power’s PEM electrolyzer solution.

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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 to build large-scale green hydrogen generation plant at port of Antwerp-Bruges

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Plug Power Inc. Plug signed a 30-year concession agreement to build the plant at the Belgian port, the second-largest in Europe. Plug will produce up to 12,500 tons per year of liquid and gaseous green hydrogen for the European market.

XL Fleet partnering with Curbtender to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

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Under the terms of the agreement, XL Fleet and Curbtender will jointly develop a series of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial trucks for use in waste management applications. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-insXL Fleet Corp.

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Plug In America Unplugs

EV Club of CT

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.

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. Plug-In Hybrids

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

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

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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% The number was even higher in California, where plug-in hybrids accounted for 47.7% Plug-In Hybrids

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

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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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). This Volkswagen model is also the first plug-in hybrid SUV available with Trailer Assist—an assistance system for automated maneuvering with a trailer.

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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). Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010–2018, ANL/ESD-19/2, March 2019. PEVs include both all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

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Opinion: A Plug-In Perk: Free Charging

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Our current fleet of alternative drivetrain vehicles includes two plug-in hybrids (a Subaru CrossTrek and a Chrysler Pacifica ) as well as my Mustang Mach-E. Needless to say, we’re very familiar with cars that plug in and have been for a very long time.

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

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Batteries Electric (Battery) Emissions Hybrids Lifecycle analysis Market Background Plug-insIn 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.

No cord, no plug

Electric Auto Association

Gone will be the challenge of connecting those cords into your car in the dark and/or bad weather, and gone will be forgetting to plug in at all. The wireless charging standard built on WiTricity’s patented solution charges in the same range as Level 2 plug-in chargers.

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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.

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

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Sales of the Recharge line-up of chargeable models, with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain, remained strong in Europe during the month of May, and represented 40% of the company’s overall sales in the region. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins SalesVolvo 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.

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Review: 2022 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid plays to gas prices, not the future of luxury

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The brand best known for Town Cars and Continentals has entered the plug-in age with those models’ hallmarks—like a hushed, conservative approach. Plug-In Hybrids

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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.

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.

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 The share of electricity consumption from all-electric vehicles (EV) increased compared to the electricity consumption from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). Electricity consumption of US plug-in EVs, 2010-2018. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins

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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 In electric-only mode, the plug-in hybrid can reach a speed of up to 135 km/h (83.9

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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.

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% During that same period, Europe saw its plug-in vehicle sales share reach 3.0%. In the US, plug-in vehicle market share in the United States rose from 0.7%

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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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Plug Power to acquire Applied Cryo Technologies to advance development of green hydrogen infrastructure

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Plug Power has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Cryo Technologies, Inc. The acquisition of ACT adds significant capabilities, expertise, and technologies to Plug Power, which will help the company expand the green hydrogen ecosystem. Plug Power’s hydrogen fuel cell technology also provides reliable, resilient on-site backup power for businesses and institutions, whether data centers, utilities, retailers or universities.

Plug-in Car Grant cut again

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Plug-in Car Grant cut and eligibility criteria changed

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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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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). Climate Change Emissions Hybrids Plug-ins

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Kia reveals redesigned 2023 Niro EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid

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Kia on Wednesday, at the New York auto show, revealed a completely redesigned lineup of 2023 Niro models—including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV versions. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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. Consistent progress in the area of plug-hybrid drive has produced a system output now increased to 290 kW/394 hp, a tangible enhancement in terms of electrically powered range and a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 levels as compared to the predecessor model. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Porsche adopts new production process using patches, not plugs; Taycan EV first

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The innovative solution uses sealing patches instead of plastic plugs. Porsche Innovation Management saw to the adoption of the sealing patches, and by July 2020 more than two-thirds of the approximately 150 plugs in the Taycan paint shop had been eliminated.

US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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Plug Power, Olin JV to produce green hydrogen in 15 ton per day plant in Louisiana

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Olin Corporation, a leading vertically integrated chlor alkali producer and marketer, and Plug Power Inc., This partnership brings together Olin, North America’s largest producer of electrolytic hydrogen, with Plug Power, which is building an end-to-end global green hydrogen ecosystem.

Volkswagen to offer refreshed Tiguan with new plug-in hybrid powertrain in Europe

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Volkswagen will unveil a refreshed Tiguan SUV later in 2020, featuring new front and rear styling, a redesigned interior and new powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid version for the European market. In October 2019, Volkswagen added a plug-in hybrid drivetrain for the Chinese model.

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