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Workhorse expands preorders for hybrid pickup truck to general public

The Workhorse W-15, the first publicly available vehicle from a company that began its electrification journey more than 10 years ago, is now taking orders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck. It features 80 miles of all-electric range. Workhorse confirmed it is now accepting a refundable $1,000 deposit for orders. Read more.

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January 2018 Deals on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Green Car Reports highlights the best deals this month on hybrid and electric vehicles: Kia Optima: Buyers can receive up to $5,000 in cash rebates or get a $2,000 rebate and take advantage of 0.9-percent financing. Chevrolet Volt: Lease options start at $298/month with $500 down. Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Lease options start at $305/month. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Buyers…

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Bentley Introducing Plug-In Hybrid Bentayga

As part of its plan to offer a plug-in hybrid version of every model, Bentley will debut the Bentayga plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It will be the brand’s first hybrid of any kind and is expected to use a system similar to the E-Hybrid system found in the Porsche Panamera. The Bentayga is Bentley’s best…

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BMW Increases Focus on Hybrids, Aims to Increase Plug-in Sales by 50 Percent in 2018

BMW is already the largest seller of hybrid and electric cars in Europe — and wants to remain the industry leader. The automaker has ambitious plans for 2018, aiming to increase the number of plug-in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles sold by 50 percent. To meet that goal, BMW is launching several new vehicles this year. The 8 Series coupe and…

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Review: 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

AutoBlog.com took the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid for a spin and believe it compares well to the Toyota Prius. The Niro has an all-electric range of 26 miles (same as the Prius Prime) and takes about three hours to fully charge (same as the Prius Prime). The review describes the Niro as “understated” and “confident,” and said it is…

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid pried at $24,950

Green Car Congress reports that the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid will arrive at dealerships with a starting price of $24,950. That is $5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq. The 2018 Ioniq plug-in hybrid is powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and has an all-electric range of more than 29 miles. The Ioniq line-up…

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Review: 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Edmunds.com gives the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid high marks, noting that it should give the Toyota Prius something to worry about… “The Ioniq family is a strong first attempt at compact hybrid cars by Hyundai, and the Ioniq PHEV might be the best version the brand has to offer,” the review reads. “While the electric range could stand to…

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BMW: 100,000 plug-in vehicles sold in 2017

Green Car Reports says that BMW has reached its ambitious goal of selling 100,000 electrified vehicles this year — with a month to spare. The German automaker has sold nearly as many electrified vehicles this year as it did between the time it launched the i brand in 2013 and the end of 2016. That achievement puts it ahead of…

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