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. Their own customer polling a long time ago showed a plug was at the top of Prius drivers' wish lists.

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National Plug In Day(s), Sept 28-29

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

Green Car Reports

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 carsDON'T MISS: 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big.

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

Green Car Reports

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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BMW launches plug-in hybrid variant of X3; updates to other PHEVs

Green Car Congress

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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Plug in Prius

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Green Car Reports

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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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in all-electric range revealed

Green Car Reports

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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2020 Volvo XC60 T8, 2020 V60 T8 plug-in hybrids get Polestar Engineered performance

Green Car Reports

Lots of EV drivers know electric cars are fun to drive; why shouldn't plug-in hybrids be too? That's the approach Volvo is taking with its new 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid, and the latest addition to its plug-in hybrid and Polestar Engineered fleet, the 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered. plug-in cars

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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. 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. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck.

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2020 Trump budget would pull plug on electric vehicle tax credit

Green Car Reports

In his budget aimed at cutting $126 billion or 5 percent from non-defense federal spending, President Trump proposes to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit that gives electric-car buyers up to $7,500 back on their federal taxes. tax credit plug-in cars

Ford extends Transit Plug-In Hybrid Van trial to Cologne

Green Car Congress

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. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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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.

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Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Here's the story from the LA Times: Toyota promises plug-in hybrid vehicle in U.S., Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.,

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

Plug In Partners

more A nd here is the announcement from Hyundai as reported in Wired : Hyundai Going Electric With Hybrids and Plug-Ins By Keith Barry September 01, 2008 Hyundai's been making so many announcements about electric vehicles and hybrids lately you'd think it was ZAP.

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

Green Car Congress

At the Geneva International Motor Show, Jeep presented its new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models: the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass. The same figures—although still pending homologation—are achieved by the first plug-in hybrid Compass.

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Jeep announces two more plug-in hybrids, for Europe

Green Car Reports

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

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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).

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

Green Car Congress

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

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Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. Here's one of the announcements that came out of the conference : EPRI, GM, 34 Utilities Collaborate to Advance Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles PALO ALTO, Calif.

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

Green Car Reports

Just because tax credits are winding down on some of the most popular plug-in cars doesn't mean there are no deals to be found. Green Car Reports' carbuying partners at CarsDirect.com scour automakers' rebates and incentives every month and have found some great lease and sales discounts on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for April, starting as. plug-in cars deals Honda Clarity EV

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

Green Car Congress

Subaru Corporation is introducing its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, in the US. Display contents are specific for the Plug-In Hybrid model and the telematics system is enhanced by exclusive features provide added convenience and comfort. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Corn Belt Mayor Plugs In

Plugs and Cars

GreenOptions blog reports that Mayor RT Rybak of Minneapolis is now driving a plug-in hybrid. He recognizes that plug-in cars, already cleaner than hybrids or ethanol vehicles and cheaper to fuel, can get even cleaner as the electricity gets greener.

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China Plucky Plug In

Plug In Partners

E ven as the President of Honda says he doesn't think that Plug-ins make sense, a new car company in China announces their plans to build one and Hyundai says it is considering developing a plug-in hybrid car. This all bodes well for plug ins. Join Plug in Partners today.

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

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars dealsAs more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term.

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The Plug In Scooter

Plug In Partners

G enerally, when we talk about Plug Ins , we think about automobiles. Toyota has now moved to have a plug-in approved in Japan and will test them on California campuses. But there are other embodiments of plug in technology. Join Plug In Partners today.

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Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

Green Car Reports

hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of road transportation alternatives from different eras—from a stagecoach and an early brass-era car to 1950s hot rods and, finally—an electric car plugged in and.

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

Green Car Congress

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

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Plug-in Mercedes in 2012?

Plugs and Cars

Mercedes-Benz's S-Class sedan will offer a plug-in hybrid version when it hits the showrooms, reportedly in 2012, according to Autocar.co.uk. However Mercedes' intention is to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of all its models eventually. Tags: thomas weber plug-in hybrid mercedes-benz The German automaker's R&D chief Thomas Weber says they are not presently considering an all electric version.

Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. I wish I knew what’s holding Gore back from full-throated support for plug-in cars. Infrastructure newcomers Coloumb and Better Place were well-represented, offering their proprietary schemes to become the consumer interface to plug-in cars. No plug?

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Plug-in Rally in Sacramento

Plugs and Cars

Stefano Paris, plug-in car and renewable energy supporter and renaissance man, has made a video of Plug In America's rally in Sacramento outside CARB last month. Check out the video, and his extremely useful website on plug-ins here. Tags: stefano paris california air resources board Plug-in Hybrids plug in america

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Plug-in hybrid by who?

Plugs and Cars

We recently read that this premium automobile design company intends to offer a luxury plug-in hybrid. Intending to sell for under $100,000, an initial production run of 15,000 trumpeted in their press release would be most welcome by the market waiting for plug-in cars.

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Plug In Auto Nation

Plug In Partners

automotive retailer, has joined the Plug-In Partners campaign calling on automakers to manufacture plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The development of plug-in hybrids could reduce America's addiction to oil," said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson.

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

Green Car Congress

Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. plug-in carsSo why don't they sell better? As our esteemed former editor John Voelcker regularly noted, consumers just don't get them. As he concluded in his post wrapping up nine years of editing Green Car Reports.

2018 84

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

Green Car Congress

kWh/100 km) features both fuel cells and a battery drive which can be charged externally using plug-in technology. Fuel Cells Hybrids Hydrogen Plug-insMercedes-Benz has handed over the first GLC F-CELL ( earlier post ) vehicles to selected customers in the German market.

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Tesla Model 3 owns the EV market, outsells all other plug-ins combined in the fourth quarter race

Green Car Reports

Last year, Tesla changed the game for plug-in and electric-car sales as it ramped up production of its relatively affordable Model 3 to almost 5,000 cars a week. sales Plug-In HybridsAs we noted early this month, the Model 3 by itself outsold most whole luxury brands and some entire mainstream makes. Are you listening, Volkswagen?) Starting in October, Green Car.

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Gore's group on board with plug-ins

Plugs and Cars

The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Hybrids Plug-ins

2019 96

Join the Greenius at Plug-In Hermosa Beach This Weekend – Teslas, Mini-E, Rav-4 EV, Ford Ranger EV!

Creative Greenius

Tags: Saving Energy Sustainability electric cars energy efficiency environment plug-in cars renewable energy Plug-In America

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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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