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USA Today: Scads of new electric, hybrid offerings on the way

Noting that “gas prices are low, but interest in alternate energy and fuel efficient vehicles remains high,” USA Today recently showcased nearly a dozen new electric and hybrid vehicles on the market. The featured cars include the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Toyota Highlander, and 2016 Volvo S90. The article notes that interest…

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Toyota Slashes Price of Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota is bringing back the Prius Prime. The plug-in hybrid will return to the U.S. market this year with a lower price in hopes of better competing with the Chevrolet Volt, Bloomberg reports. Toyota slashed the starting price ($27,100) by $3,000 to undercut the Chevrolet Volt ($33,170). The Prius Prime can travel 25 miles in all-electric mode, about half the 53-mile capability for…

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Plug-in hybrids with the best electric range

CheatSheet.com says car buyers looking for an plug-in hybrid don’t need to worry about the range anxiety that scares drivers away from pure electric vehicles. It spotlights seven plug-in hybrids with the most electric range, including the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (16 miles in EV mode, 560 miles of total range); Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (17 miles EV, 430 miles total range); Ford C-MAX…

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Review: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid stretches gas, dollars a long way

The Detroit Free-Press praised the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, saying its proof “the automaker finally understands hybrids and the people who buy them.” The 2016 Malibu builds on the performance of the award-winning Chevy Volt and challenges other midsize sedans in terms of fuel economy, sophistication and value. It features lithium-ion batteries and other clever bits from the Volt to offer…

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There’s a bit of the Chevy Volt hidden in the Malibu Hybrid

AutoBlog.com reports that the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid uses the Chevy Volt’s powertrain to help the Malibu offer a quiet, smooth electric drive and improve its fuel efficiency to 47 miles per gallon combined. There are only five major parts differences between the Voltec Drive unit in the second-gen Volt and the new Malibu Hybrid. The battery is where the two models are obviously and dramatically different. The…

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Chevy, GMC pickup trucks to offer mild hybrid powertrains

The Car Connection reports that the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer eAssist, a mild hybrid option that can improve fuel efficiency by 2 mpg in city driving. The $500 option will initially only be offered on 700 models in California. Based on feedback, the eAssist option may be expanded to other states in 2017. Read more.

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Automakers showcase hybrids at 2016 auto shows

Everywhere you turn, a new automaker is showcasing a hybrid during the 2016 auto show season. Toyota has redesigned the Prius and introduced a RAV 4 hybrid crossover. Chrysler unveiled a Pacifica minivan available in a plug-in hybrid version. Chevy has a new hybrid Malibu that uses the same architecture as the Chevy Volt. And that’s just a small sampling of the new…

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