Hybrid Automaker News

Three value Hybrid SUVs under $35,000

As gas prices rise, customers buying a new vehicle can look to these three hybrid SUVs to provide the best value for their money. Starting at $29,075, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 gets 41 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the most expensive at $31,610 and gets 40 mpg in the…

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Ford to continue making hybrid vehicles

Ford CEO Jim Farley maintained that though the company is committed to an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2030 in Europe, it will continue to make and sell hybrid vehicles. Ford’s hybrid vehicles have continued to be a hit among customers. The company sold about 88,000 hybrids in 2021 in the U.S.; it has already sold 36,000 hybrids through the first…

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New 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Following the heels of the release in March this year of the consumer-favored gasoline Outlander, the 2023 Outlander PHEV will go on sale in the latter half of 2022. The Outlander PHEV packs a twin-motor hybrid system and a bigger battery and gas tank. Mitsubishi will make the Outlander PHEV its flagship model and expects the SUV to be a…

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2023 Sportage Hybrid first drive

The 2023 Sportage Hybrid is arguably the best in the Sportage lineup. Starting at $36,000, $6,000 less than the plug-in hybrid, the 2023 Sportage Hybrid boasts top-in-class fuel efficiency of 42 mpg city and 227 horsepower. The SUV combines that amazing performance with an improved, spacious interior that features a 12-inch touchscreen and USB outlets on the back of the…

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Types of hybrid vehicles explained

Hybrids differ based on how the combustion engine works with the electric motor. Parallel hybrids use the ICE engine and the electric motor together or independently to charge the battery. Serial hybrids use the ICE engine to charge the battery pack which then charges the electric motor. In regards to plug-in versus regular hybrids, the difference is simple: plug-in hybrids…

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Honda Insight discontinued

Honda announced plans to discontinue the Insight, the original electrified version of the Civic, and focus on electrifying its three core models, the Accord, CR-V, and Civic. Honda plans for the hybrid powertrains to make up 50%+ of its sales and will maintain gas-powered powertrains of igx three core models. Read more

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Review: 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Starting at $38,855 for the LE version, the 2022 Highlander Hybrid is a great choice for customers looking for an affordable, practical, and comfortable SUV. Powered by a 2.5L inline-4 engine and two electric motors, the SUV performs well with fuel, lasting 35 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Read more

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Paice, Abell, and Volvo Car agree to license patented technology

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | MAY 11, 2022 Paice, Abell, and Volvo Car agree to license patented technology BALTIMORE (MAY 11, 2022) — Paice and Volvo Car have reached an agreement to license patented hybrid technology. Paice was an early leader in electrified vehicles. The company was awarded its first hybrid vehicle patent in 1994, long before most automakers began seriously…

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