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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics

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The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its three-month sales to 5,563 units, higher than any other car with a plug over the same period. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsThat’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid) is a.

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Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesBut whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. It's the 2017 Chrysler.

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Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

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Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Trends plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV They are at least pacing the rate of hybrid cars over their first five years, but numerous factors have challenged what advocates see as an obvious evolution. Many of those challenges reside in.

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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.

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BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

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The German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW iAlmost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. DON'T MISS: New 2017.

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Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

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Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid sales are sometimes limited to markets deemed suitably friendly to these types of vehicles by their makers. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsBut Hyundai has a more ambitious strategy. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai.

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EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering more than 25 miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of range in hybrid modes, and reduces emissions by up to 80% when compared to conventional utility vehicles.

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BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

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It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number of plug-in hybrids based on existing models in its. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars BMW iAmong the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars.

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Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. Green Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids Tesla Motors plug-in cars

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

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So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars if Chevy added a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the Corvette? Plug-In Hybrids Bob Lutz Mid-engine plug-in carsIn almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. GM is now developing the eighth-generation Corvette, and no less of a personage than former GM product czar Bob.

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China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

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Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? China sales Plug-In Hybrids BYD New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV If you're a reader in North America or Europe who managed to miss our headline, odds are you may answer "Tesla" or "Nissan," based on media coverage of those two companies' achievements.

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

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Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED

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But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in one place. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new carsIt's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too. Every vehicle here shows the.

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Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

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Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Henrik FiskerFisker Automotive is now Karma Automotive, and is working its way back from bankruptcy under the wing of Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang. Fisker meanwhile, is working on a supercar called the VLF Force 1, and backing a.

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Mercedes To Make Executives Drive Plug-In Hybrids Or Electric Cars

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As Mercedes-Benz launches a barrage of plug-in electric cars, parent company Daimler is getting executives to practice what they preach. In the near future, executives at Daimler's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will be required to choose either electric cars or plug-in hybrids as their company cars. Plug-In Hybrids Daimler plug-in cars

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. Plug-In HybridsBut instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle. The Urus, a mid-size luxury SUV.

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Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

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Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few years, Porsche has launched three plug-in models, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan, Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV, and the now-defunct 918 Spyder supercar. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars

Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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Supercars Auto Show Green Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Regera Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency. But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance. ALSO SEE: Kids React To.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu HybridLast year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Around the same time, it also unveiled the.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

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While BMW leads the Germans with five different plug-in electric vehicles announced, Mercedes-Benz is close behind with three. A few months ago, we had the chance to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of C-Class luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars

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Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. The plug-in. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.

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Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (updated)

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sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to reach 100,000 units, and Chevy's justified in celebrating the occasion with a press release and a bit of fanfare. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Last month marked a major milestone for U.S.

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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GKN Driveline, which works as a development partner on all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid systems for Volvo Cars, is producing an eAxle system for the new Volvo S90 plug-in hybrid. The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is 4th electric to reach 100,000 sales

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid won't go on sale in the U.S. Through March, the Mitsubishi had sold 101,900 Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossovers globally. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybriduntil later this year, but it's been available in Europe and Japan for some time now. In those markets, it's actually been quite successful since launching in Japan back in January 2013.

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Mercedes fuel-cell GLC plugs in like an electric car: what does that imply?

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This morning, Mercedes-Benz announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV would also include a battery pack that plugs in to recharge. Plug-In Hybrids hydrogen plug-in cars F-CellJust like an electric car. It will be the first production vehicle in the world, in fact, to combine those two zero-emission powertrains. DON'T MISS: Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's.

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U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

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Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. sales New car sales plug-in carsin December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Shortly after that, in his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million such cars on U.S. roads by 2015. Regrettably, that goal was not reached.

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Nov 2016

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In the waning months of 2016, no dramatic changes occurred in European plug-in electric car sales. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in carsThe established players remained on top of the sales charts, in virtually the same sequence seen in previous months. The Renault Zoe was again the best-selling electric car in Europe between January and November, the most recent month with available.

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XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

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Plug-In Hybrids electric utilities plug-in cars fleet XL HybridsImproving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So far, the company's efforts have focused on hybrid powertrains for vans, box trucks, and shuttle buses. DON'T MISS: Ford Transit Van Gets Add-In Hybrid Kit For Better Fuel.

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Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan To Bring Company Full Circle

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We know very little about the plug-in hybrid version that Fiat Chrysler will launch sometime after the new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country minivan is unveiled next year. But while a spate of plug-in hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles is just about to enter the U.S. market, only Chrysler will offer a minivan that plugs in and can run. Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

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sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance carWhile the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number. That was the number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs sold last month, the car's first full month on sale, albeit in a small number of states. Those states, most prominently California, have.

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Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

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The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will get optional wireless charging as part of an. Plug-In Hybrids Mercedes plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Inductive ChargingSome carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. But Mercedes-Benz may be the first automaker to offer the technology on a production model.

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250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

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million plug-in vehicles estimated to be on global roads by the end of this year, fully one-fifth are in the Golden State. sales California CARB New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission VehicleIt's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental policy has global ramifications as well. Of the 1.25

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Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. In a few years, at least some members of this group will likely offer plug-in hybrid options for virtually every model. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

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Green Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsHyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand. After selling the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name for several years, Hyundai is now launching a separate luxury division. Along with Kia, the Genesis brand will play a role in meeting Hyundai's goal of selling more green cars.

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BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

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Advertising Marketing Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars youtubeThe Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car industry.

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Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

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Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. But which carmaker sold the most cars with plugs last year, worldwide? Green BYD BYD Qin BYD Tang BYD e6 China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars salesnew-car deliveries. With about 200,000 sold, the Leaf is the world's most popular electric car. The answer may surprise you. DON'T MISS: China.

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