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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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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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).

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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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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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 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

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.

BMW X3 plug-in hybrid dropped, leaves no entry for brand in fast-growing EV SUV segment

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The BMW X3 xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped for the 2022 model year, the automaker confirmed in a press release of its updates for the new model year. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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.

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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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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Plug-in Car Grant cut again

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Plug-in Car Grant cut and eligibility criteria changed

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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 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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Phillips 66, Plug Power to collaborate to scale green hydrogen in industrial & mobility sectors; infrastructure and fueling capabilities

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Phillips 66 and Plug Power Inc. NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of low-carbon hydrogen business opportunities. With more than 20 years of history, and customers such as Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot, Plug Power is a leader in hydrogen fuel cells and electrolyzers.

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 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.

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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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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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.

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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Flemish public transport operator orders 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses, upgrades 280 hybrids into e-hybrids

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De Lijn, the public transport operator (PTO) in the Flemish part of Belgium, is ordering 44 new articulated plug-in e-hybrid buses; further, the operator confirmed the upgrade of 280 if its current hybrid buses into e-hybrids. Bus Conversions Hybrids Plug-ins

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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Valais, Switzerland pulls plug on hybrid incentives, should the rest of the world follow?

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power, and AeroTEC set up hydrogen aviation center at Moses Lake, Washington

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Universal Hydrogen, magniX, Plug Power and AeroTEC have established a Hydrogen Aviation Test and Service Center at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. The hydrogen powertrain comprises electric propulsion units (EPUs) from Everett-based magniX and fuel cells from Plug Power, which has a significant operational footprint in Spokane, Washington.

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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Johnson Matthey and Plug Power partner on next-generation electrolyzer technology for green hydrogen

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Johnson Matthey has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Plug Power. The collaboration will focus on the development, validation and incorporation of JM’s advanced materials in Plug Power’s electrolyzer systems. Plug Power is a leading manufacturer of electrolyzers used to manufacture green hydrogen.

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). Gasoline displacement from plug-in vehicles is about 42% more than it was in. Market Background Plug-ins

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2023 Kia Niro: EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid versions return in redesigned model

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Kia has provided a first look at a redesigned, second-generation Niro, plus a nod that this sustainability-focused crossover will again be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric versions starting next year. Plug-In Hybrids

Mercedes-Benz introducing A- and B-Class plug-in hybrid models

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Benz Cars is introducing plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label in the A- and B-Class. The company aims to extend its plug-in offering to more than 20 model variants by 2020. This means that the compact plug-in hybrids can be charged at a 7.4 Because the compact vehicles use third-generation plug-in technology, all of their functions are also available. A-Class plug-in hybrid. Hybrids Plug-insMercedes?Benz

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Hyundai launches new Tucson with short & long wheelbases, ICE, hybrid & plug-in hybrid powertrains

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It offers roominess, state-of-the-art digital experiences and an array of powertrains, including internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Hybrids Plug-insHyundai Motor Company launched the all-new Hyundai Tucson.

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First drive review: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid delivers more range and power

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So what’s in store for its plug-in hybrids in the interim? While in Brussels, Belgium to drive the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge I was given a first look—and some first drive time—at the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids