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Clarity plug-in hybrid compares with Chevrolet Volt

For years, the Chevrolet Volt has led the pack of plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, as David Noland points out in a new article for Green Car Reports, the Volt finally has a challenger in the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in. Both vehicles have high EPA ratings: both cars are rated at 42mpg overall in gas mode. For all electric range, the…

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Range anxiety not a worry with Chevrolet Volt

Consumers often fear running out of battery when driving an electric or electrified vehicle, and the phenomenon has been termed “range anxiety.” Yet, in a new article for Huddle, Carl Duivenvoorden explains why range anxiety simply does not apply when driving his Chevrolet Volt. He writes, “‘Range anxiety… [has] not been an issue with my PHEV, because with its backup…

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2019 Chevy Volt: Faster charging and added regen

Chevrolet is set to release its updated Volt model with faster charging and many additional features. The 2019 Volt comes equipped with a 7.2kw on-board charger that pushes the vehicle to faster charging times: according to Green Car Reports, with the on-board charger, “a full charge can take as little as 2.5 hours.” For a plug-in, the faster charge time…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for June 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on electrified vehicles for the month of June. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion and Toyota Avalon offer the best deals. The EPA rated 43/42/42 mpg Fusion is on offer in California with free six-year financing and a $3000 cash incentive. Also in California, the Avalon comes with…

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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 Top 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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