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).

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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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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Lexus plans US-market plug-in hybrid in 2021, battery electric in 2022

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Lexus will begin launching its first mass-market plug-in hybrid later this year, followed by a dedicated battery-electric model in 2022, the automaker said last week in a press release announcing two million global electrified-vehicle sales. Plug-In Hybrids

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid rated at 31 electric miles, 33 mpg

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Official EPA fuel-economy and electric-range ratings for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid are in, with solid numbers for this mid-size crossover SUV, which is due in United States showrooms later this year. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in models nearing 1 of 10 new-vehicle sales in California

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Plug-in vehicles—including battery-electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell cars—are nearing one in 10 new-car sales in California, according to a periodic update from industry group Veloz, referring to the latest data from the state. Plug-In Hybrids

Report: Plug-in hybrids are polluting more than claimed

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Real-world emissions of plug-in hybrids on European roads are significantly higher than automakers claim, according to a report released earlier this month by the environmental group Transport & Environment. Plug-In Hybrids

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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid on track for 2021 release

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The Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is an intriguing product that ties one of Ford’s best-selling models to the future of the brand, which is best represented by the electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Plug-In Hybrids

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Plug Power to build green hydrogen plant in Georgia

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Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia, to serve customers across the southeastern United States. The announcement affirms Plug Power’s continued commitment to establish the first North American green hydrogen supply network, as the Camden County plant extends Plug Power’s service coverage across the entire eastern seaboard of the US. Plug Power is already the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen globally.

2022 Lexus NX: 36-mile plug-in hybrid, 36-MPG hybrid help normalize electrified luxury

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In the not-too-distant past, Lexus has leaned on marketing to portray hybrid models that plug in as second-class. As Lexus’ Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid: First plug-in SUV arrives in August, ahead of Ioniq 5 EV

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lineup by then, Hyundai is just getting ready to roll out its first plug-in hybrid SUV. Plug-In Hybrids

Best plug-in vehicle deals: Toyota Prius Prime, Hyundai Kona Electric, Nissan Leaf, and more

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April is shaping up to be a good month to buy an electric car or plug-in hybrid, with several good deals spotted by CarsDirect. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrid SUV lease deal: Jeep Wrangler 4xe costs much less than Toyota RAV4 Prime

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The newly-launched 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is already a good lease deal, significantly undercutting the Toyota RAV4 Prime. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Ford delays Escape Plug-In Hybrid deliveries to 2021

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deliveries of the 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid have been delayed to 2021, due partly to the European recall of the Ford plug-in hybrid over fire concerns, according to a Bloomberg report. Plug-In HybridsFirst U.S.

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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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Europe considers ending the plug-in hybrid era early: Are PHEVs already obsolete?

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Some automakers aim to use plug-in hybrids as a bridge to all-electric cars, but tougher European regulations might put an end to that sooner than expected, according to a Reuters report. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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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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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 and BAE Systems enter strategic partnership on hydrogen fuel cell buses

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Plug Power Inc. Under the framework, Plug Power and BAE Systems will collaborate to supply zero-emissions powertrains to heavy-duty transit bus OEMs in North America integrating Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines into BAE Systems’ smart electric drive systems, as well as provide hydrogen and refueling infrastructure to end-customers use points. —Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh.

Plug Power invited to submit Part II Application for proposed $520M DOE loan guarantee for green hydrogen production network

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Plug Power Inc. Plug Power says it will work closely with the DOE to fulfill the requirements of Part II of the application process. Plug Power is building a 500-ton green hydrogen network by 2025 and the DOE loan guarantee supports the first phase of the company’s buildout.

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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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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid rated for 22 electric miles

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe may have unprecedented off-road capability for a plug-in hybrid, but it falls short on electric range. That's 3 miles short of what Jeep estimated when the plug-in hybrid SUV was unveiled last year. Plug-In Hybrids

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Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is still flying off dealer lots—faster than Mach-E

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is doing quite well in that area. Plug-In HybridsAn important metric for car sales is the average time a given model spends on dealer lots.

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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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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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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Volkswagen offering first plug-in hybrid drive for the Arteon product line

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Volkswagen will offer a plug-in hybrid drive generating 160 kW (218 PS) for the updated Arteon product line for the first time, in addition to offering TSI (gasoline) and (in some markets) TDI (diesel) options. Autonomous driving Driver Assistance Systems Hybrids Plug-ins

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Plug Power introduces new fuel-cell system for heavy-duty on-road applications

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Plug Power Inc. The new ProGen product expands Plug Power’s market reach into heavy-duty on and off-road applications that include Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, transit buses and various port applications. Plug Power ProGen units are designed to be plug-and-play complete fuel cell systems.

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VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive

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Volkswagen’s new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are available in Europe as plug-in hybrid models. Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Volkswagen begins presales of Touareg eHybrid and Touareg R plug-in hybrids

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The Touareg is now available to order in two different plug-in hybrid versions: the Touareg eHybrid and the Touareg R. Plug-in hybrid models are suited for the typical usage patterns of car drivers. Hybrids Plug-insVolkswagen is ramping up its hybrid offensive.

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Off-road lift kit for Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid first

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Designed to raise the height of the body to increase clearance for off-roading, this is the first lift kit offered for a plug-in hybrid and, to the best of our knowledge—not. Plug-In Hybrids

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