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Plug-in hybrid suggestions from Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has delved into hybrid world with a new list of plug-in hybrid suggestions for its readers. AD has named the Volvo V60T8, Audi A8 e-tron, and Range Rover PHEV, to its list of the top luxury plug-ins. The high-end vehicles range in price from $67,300 for the Volvo to $163,250 for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid, the German…

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Ram launches mild-hybrid pick-up

The all-new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pick-up from Chrysler will feature a mild-hybrid powertrain, according to a new report from Hot Cars. The pick-up achieves 260hp and 480lb-ft of torque, powered by the brand’s eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain system. The vehicle features a 3L EcoDiesel V6 turbocharged engine. This turbodiesel engine is available with every trim level of the pickup. The Ram…

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Jeep shows off plug-in hybrid Renegade and Compass in Geneva

The Geneva Auto Show has seen the launch of a number of plug-in hybrid models, and Jeep is the latest automaker to show off its wares. Jeep has plug-in hybrid versions of its Renegade and Compass models on display at the show. Each vehicle carries around 50km of all electric range and between 190-240hp. The plug-ins also carry greater torque…

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Auto Guide reviews the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is at dealerships now, and Craig Cole at Auto Guide took the vehicle for a test trip. Cole writes, “If you’re shopping for a three-row crossover, stop what you’re doing and go check out the Chrysler Pacifica. Seriously, it’s worth dropping everything and heading over to your nearest Pentastar store for further investigation.” The hybrid is…

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Jeep moving to production with Renegade PHEV

Jeep will launch its plug-in hybrid Renegade in 2020, and to make that happen, the automaker is moving forward with its production plans. The vehicle is slated to be produced at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy, and Jeep is reportedly investing a significant sum to prepare the factory. The 2020 Renegade PHEV will have a single electric motor. Though…

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Jeep to add additional PHEV in 2020

Jeep has announced that it will begin producing a plug-in hybrid version of its Renegade model in Italy in the near future. The Renegade PHEV will hit the market in early 2020, according to a new article from Green Car Reports. Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has thirty different new electrified models set to launch or for sale…

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Jeep Wrangler to adopt plug-in hybrid

Jeep continues its march toward a plug-in offering with the automaker confirming the arrival of its Wrangler Plug-In Hybrid. In a new article for The Torque Report, Marc Carter dissects recent updates on the model, reporting that the PHEV’s power electronics module, containing its power inverter and integrated dual charger module, among other features, is to be produced in Ohio.…

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Mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler hits dealerships

According to a new article from Allpar, the mild hybrid Jeep Wrangler has finally hit dealerships around the country. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL carries a turbocharged 2.0L engine in combination with an eTorque mild hybrid system. The powertrain achieves 270hp and 295lb-ft of torque. The vehicle has an EPA rating of 22/24/22 mpg, which is an improvement on the…

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Fiat Chrysler planning a range of electrified models

Fiat Chrysler has announced its electrification plans, starting with its intent to phase out diesel cars by 2021, at least in its EMEA region. The company announced its plans at its Capital Markets Day this past week. Highlights of the electrification plans include additional mild and high voltage hybrids, alongside PHEVs and full electric vehicles. For the U.S. specifically, FCA…

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Jeep making a more efficient, mild hybrid Wrangler

Jeep has unveiled its 2018 Wrangler line-up, and alongside its traditional V6 option, the automaker will offer a turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain with better EPA ratings than any previous Jeeps. For 2018, the turbo-4 is actually a mild hybrid, giving the model 22% lower fuel consumption than the previous year. The EPA has rated the model at 23/25/24 mpg for a…

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