Hybrid Automaker News

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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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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Audi introduces Q8 plug-in hybrid concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Audi is expanding its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. The automaker previewed what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Torque Report notes that the Q8 concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that pairs a 3.0L V6 to…

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Honda To Introduce New Dedicated Hybrid

Honda will introduce a new dedicated hybrid in 2018. The vehicle will utilize Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system found in the 49 mpg Accord Hybrid, the most fuel efficient midsize sedan in America. “Half of the all-new models Honda will launch in the United States in the coming two years will be electrified vehicles,” said Takahiro Hachigo, President & CEO of Honda…

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