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Plug-in hybrid Ford F-250 to debut in March

A hybrid version of the Ford F-250 pick-up truck will make its debut at the NTEA Work Truck Show this March. XL, formerly XL Hybrids, will show the plug-in F-250 that employs its electrification platform. The company had previously released a plug-in hybrid F-150 and a standard hybrid F-250. The company caters to municipal and utility fleets, according to a…

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Top Hybrid Hatchbacks for 2019

AutoCar has released a new ranking of the top ten hybrid hatchbacks available. Taking the top spot is the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid which received high marks for its combination of “usability, real-world economy and value.” In the number two spot is the Toyota Prius, a long-time leader amongst hybrid hatchbacks. The Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 took the…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for January 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is priced most affordably at $179/mth for thirty-six months with a little over three thousand due at signing. Ford will continue this deal through April 1. The Honda Clarity PHEV leads plug-ins for affordability for the month.…

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Ford to launch hybrid Explorer in 2020

Ford has announced it is electrifying its Explorer SUV: the automaker will augment its Explorer model with a hybrid system in 2020. The vehicle is the first new hybrid for Ford in six years, according to Motor Trend. The 2020 Explorer Limited Hybrid will employ a a 3.3L V6 engine in combination with a 1.5kW/hr capacity battery, and will be…

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Orders placed for hybrid police cars

Ford has been developing a hybrid version of its “pursuit-rated” Police Responder Sedan, and the automaker has begun taking orders for the vehicle. The hybrid sedan is a modified version of the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid that meets certain unofficial criteria making it pursuit-rated. Bengt Halvorson at Green Car Reports explains that the unofficial nod comes from the Michigan State…

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Ford adds testing sites for PHEV transit vans in Europe

Ford has announced it will add a third site for its research of plug-in hybrid electric vans. The site is set to be Cologne, Germany, and the trial will run for twelve months. Ford’s plug-in hybrid electric vans will function within public sector municipal fleets in Cologne. The other two sites in Ford’s trial are London and Valencia. The automaker…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for November 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion continues to be the most attractively priced. The vehicle is on offer for $179/mth for thirty-six months with a little over $3000 due at signing. For plug-in hybrids, the Honda Clarity and Chevy Volt are both competitively priced,…

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Lincoln Aviator to offer plug-in hybrid in 2019

Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, will begin to offer a plug-in hybrid in 2019. The Lincoln Aviator plug-in will be a first for the brand. The plug-in hybrid will also include new features, most notably a keyless entry system utilizing the driver’s smartphone. Detroit News has the story. Read more.

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Ford to launch new Mondeo hybrid in Europe

Though Ford is discontinuing the Fusion hybrid in the United States, the automaker is moving forward with the vehicle’s counterpart in Europe. The Mondeo, Ford’s European Fusion, will continue to be sold, and the automaker will add a hybrid version. Roelant de Waard, Ford’s VP of Marketing, Sales and Service for Europe, commented on the electrified Mondeo, saying, “For many…

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2019 Lexus UX 250h pricing announced

Lexus has announced pricing for its new UX 250h model and has priced it at the cheaper end of its lineup at $35,025. The UX 250h is the hybrid version of the UX 200, which is priced at $33,025. The UX 250h will be available for sale in January 2019. The vehicle offers 175 horsepower alongside a number of standard…

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