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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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Ford commercial hybrid to debut in Germany

Though Ford is decreasing its private consumer hybrid offerings stateside, the company is increasing its growing commercial hybrid business. In Hanover, Germany, this month at the city’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, Ford will launch its 2 ton Transit commercial vehicle, which offers a 48V mild hybrid powertrain in combination with its 1L EcoBoost engine. The combination gives the vehicle five…

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Ford to upgrade Energi PHEV for 2019

As Ford cuts ties with the majority of its sedan lineup, it is upgrading the battery size and electric range of its Energi PHEV for the 2019 model year. The upgrades are designed to make the Fusion Energi “more competitive” with plug-ins like the category leading Prius Prime from Toyota, according to Eric Evarts at Green Car Reports. Ford plans…

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Lexus leads luxury brands for full hybrid fuel economy

The EPA mileage rating for Lexus’s new ES 300h has been released, and it leads the pack for non-plug-in luxury hybrids. The vehicle is rated at 43/45/44 mpg according to a new article by Green Car Congress. The luxury sedan attains this rating through its upgraded fourth-generation Hybrid Drive System, “designed to help eliminate the rubber-band feeling associated with some…

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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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June 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars has released its monthly sales numbers for hybrid and electrified vehicles for June 2018. Overall sales decreased from May, but increased over this month last year. Tesla, Toyota and Ford had particularly good months, with Honda’s new models also performing well. Tesla’s increased production numbers in the month of June contributed to its high sales total for the…

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Report: 2018’s Top Hybrids

With each season, new hybrids hit the market, and Web2Carz has released a round-up of the best hybrids in 2018. Toyota has three hybrids on this year’s list: the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, 2018 Prius and 2018 Camry Hybrid were all included. The RAV4 Hybrid is a “practical crossover” and “the vehicle you should get if you want a crossover with…

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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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Ford licenses hybrid vehicle tech

The Baltimore Sun reported last week that Ford Motor Co. has taken a license to the technology of Paice, a Baltimore-based technology company. Lorraine Mirabella for the newspaper writes, “Ending a long-running legal battle, Ford Motor Co. agreed to pay a Baltimore-based technology firm and the Abell Foundation to use a hybrid engine technology. The value of the licensing deal,…

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