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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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Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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Hybrid vehicles for police work displayed in New York

At last week’s New York Auto Show, Ford debuted its Responder Hybrid, the “first pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle.” The model employs a 2.0 liter Atkinson engine alongside an 88 kW motor and 7.6kWh battery. The Responder Hybrid also has law enforcement-specific features including heavy duty versions of its tires, brakes, suspension, and cooling system. The Responder Hybrid will be produced…

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Plug-in hybrid Lincoln Aviator announced in New York

Lincoln Motor Company announced its newest vehicle this week at the New York Auto Show. The new Lincoln Aviator offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain and will be available for purchase next year. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is offered in combination with a twin-turbocharged engine. Features of the new Aviator PHEV include keyless unlocking—a phone substitutes as a key—in addition to…

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Lincoln Aviator SUV to be announced in NY, with expected electrification

Lincoln is set to debut its first Aviator SUV since 2005—and the model will be a hybrid. According to Automobile Mag, the automaker is expected to debut the electrified SUV at the New York Auto Show this week. The Aviator hybrid will aid in the expansion of Lincoln’s hybrid and electrified options. Not much has been released on the model’s…

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Mustang, F-150, Escape, and Explorer to offer hybrid powertrains

Ford Motor Company has announced an exciting new hybrid lineup, with hybrid versions of its Mustang, F-150, Escape, and Explorer models, in addition to six new battery electric vehicles by 2020. Jim Farley, Ford’s President of Global Markets, made the ambitious claim that Ford’s hybrid sales will surpass the market leader, Toyota, by 2021. To make its hybrid plans possible,…

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Hybrid pick-ups hit the market in California

XL Hybrids will introduce a hybrid F-250, in addition to both a hybrid and hybrid plug-in F-150, in Indianapolis next week. XL Hybrids was the first modifier to attain certification in Ford’s Electrification Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) program. XL’s hybrid advantage allows its modified vehicles to attain up to a 25% increase in mpg. For pick-up trucks, this mpg increase…

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Ford rumored to bring hybrid Explorer in 2020

The Ford Explorer, a leader in the market, is in for an upgrade. TTAC reports that the new Explorer, to be unveiled in 2020, will offer a hybrid engine, and the car’s Lincoln equivalent will offer a plug-in version. With the expansion of the Explorer offerings, Ford seeks to continue to grow its market share in the mid-size SUV range.…

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