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Around the USA: States buying the most EVs

Around the United States, electrified vehicles are picking up steam. Eric Schaal at Cheat Sheet broke down which states are leading the buying spree. California came in number 1, with 7.5% of all vehicles electrified. Though unsurprising that the state had the highest percentage of EVs, what did surprise was California’s EV of choice: the Chevrolet Bolt EV. In a…

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid nets highest EPA mpg rating

In a new ranking by Motor 1, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid leads the field among the ten most fuel-efficient hybrids. The Ioniq Hybrid has an EPA mpg rating of 57 miles in the city and 59 on a highway. Toyota has the number 2 and 3 spots in the Motor 1 ranking with its Prius and Camry Hybrid, respectively. The…

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Kia Optima Hybrid Priced to Sell

The Kia Optima hybrid leads Green Car Reports monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrids and fuel efficient cars for February 2018. The Optima Hybrid currently comes with $5,000 in factory cashback, along with other strong financing incentives. Among PHEVs, the Chevy Bolt EV is an attractive leasing option, while the Kia Soul EV and 2018 Nissan Leaf are…

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Consumer Reports: Chevy Malibu Hybrid Ranks Tops For Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports says the Chevy Malibu Hybrid gets better fuel economy than any other midsize hybrid sold in America. Consumer Reports said the Malibu’s highway fuel economy was an impressive 49 mpg. Overall, the car returned 41 miles per gallon in combined highway and city driving — the best in its class. It can also operate solely on battery power…

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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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