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2022 Best Hybrid SUVs

Autoblog released its list of the 12 best hybrid SUVs of 2022. The list is divided into four categories: small, midsized, luxury, and luxury plug-ins. Included in the small hybrid SUVs were the Honda CR-V, Kia Niro, Hyundai Tuscon, and the Toyota RAV4. Read more

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2023 Countryman: Mini’s most powerful car?

Powered by a 1.5-liter inline-three cylinder petrol engine and a 174bhp electric motor that combine to deliver 322bhp, the 2023 Countryman PHEV will be Mini’s most powerful car when it releases next year. The Countryman PHEV can go 55 miles on a fully charged electric battery. In addition to the increased horsepower and electric range, the vehicle will get an…

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BMW 545e xDrive Sedan: new details announced

The BMW 545e xDrive Sedan plug-in hybrid is the new “top-of-the-range” model for the BMW 5 Series, according to a new report from Green Car Congress. The vehicle features an electric motor in combination with “an efficient straight six-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology… generating an overall system output of 290 kW/394 hp.” The 545e xDrive Sedan features…

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BMW adds geo-fencing for PHEVs in Europe

BMW has launched a new geo-fencing feature for its plug-in hybrid vehicles in two areas in the UK. In special zones in London and Birmingham, BMW PHEVs running the automaker’s latest update will now automatically shift into electric-only mode. By shifting into electric-only, the vehicles will reduce their carbon footprint. Car Magazine has the story. Read more.

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Review: 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid

BMW’s new 2020 7-series PHEV features increased all-electric range and better performance, according to Bengt Halvorsen at Green Car Reports. Halvorsen took the BMW 7-series PHEV out for a test drive noting, “This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid… isn’t really any step forward in efficiency… But it seems BMW has refocused its plug-in hybrid priorities on improving two things:…

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