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Toyota Global Hybrids Sales Surpass 10 Million

Toyota has sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles, including plug-in hybrids. The milestone was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units in April 2016. The automaker’s North America cumulative sales exceeded three million hybrids at the end of 2016. “When we launched Prius, no one even knew what a hybrid was, but, thanks to early…

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Hyundai Ioniq offers three electrified powertrain choices

The Hyundai Ioniq is the first vehicle to offer three electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated platform. The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid feature an engine that has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission — differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience.…

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Hyundai offers lifetime warranty for Ioniq battery

If the battery pack on your Hyundai Ioniq fails, Hyundai will replace it free of charge. The automakers has offer a lifetime warranty on its previous electrified vehicles. The warranty applies to complete failure of the lithium-ion battery packs in these vehicles, not to any degradation in battery capacity that may occur over time. Read more.

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The complete guide to 2017 plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports has gathered data for every plug-in hybrid vehicle on the market today. The reports shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (plus any mandatory destination and handling fees) as well as fuel efficiency numbers for each vehicle. The plug-in with the best fuel economy and most affordable:the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime ($27,985) with 133 MPGe. The most expensive:…

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February 2017 Deals on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Green Car Reports highlights the best deals this month on hybrid and electric vehicles: 2017 Kia Niro: Lease options start at $219/month for 39 months, with $1,999 due at signing. Offer expires February 28. 2017 Lexus CT 200h: Lease options start at $299/month for 36 months, with $1,099 due at signing. 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Lease options start at $270/month for…

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Hyundai Ioniq debuts this week

HybridCars.com reports that the hybrid and all-electric versions of the new Hyundai Ioniq will launch this week in the US, with the plug-in hybrid version being released in September. A marketing campaign is expected to begin in March. The Ioniq’s high fuel economy – 58 mpg – is better than the Toyota Prius. The Ioniq vehicle lineup is central to…

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BMW, Toyota partnership produces new Z4 plug-in hybrid

The partnership between BMW and Toyota will produce two dynamic new sports cars, including hybrid versions of the BWM Z4 roadster and the iconic Toyota Supra. Auto World News reports that both cars will ride on a brand new chassis that will use lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The chassis will allow each brand to design completely…

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Nissan announces 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid SV pricing

Motor Trend reports that the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid SV will carry only a small premium when it hits dealerships. The $27,180 price tag is about $1,000 more than a comparable gas-only Rogue. The Rogue Hybrid features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and 30-kilowatt electric motor with a fuel economy rating of 33/35/34 mpg combined. Read more.

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Three Plug-In Hybrids That Make Financial Sense

CheatSheet.com has profiled three plug-in hybrids that make great financial sense when compared to gasoline-only counterparts: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: This plug-in model starts at $34,495 when you account for the $7,500 tax credit available. The Pacifica Hybrid can travel about 30 miles on a full charge and gets 80 MPGe, saving drivers more than $1,500 per year compared to a…

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