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January 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

A little over 17,000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold in January 2019. For plug-in hybrids, Honda sold the highest number of cars for the month, selling 1192 of its Clarity PHEV. Toyota had the second highest selling plug-in hybrid nameplate for the month—the automaker sold 1123 units of its Prius Prime. For full electric vehicles, Tesla continued to…

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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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Honda’s unique, winning strategy for hybrids

Honda’s recent launches have brought accolades for style, pricing and performance, and as Christopher Teague at Forbes notes, it’s a winning strategy for hybrid vehicles. Teague notes that Honda’s moderate pricing of its vehicle is attractive to consumers: for similar features, Honda’s Insight can be had for five- and ten-thousand less than competitors from Hyundai and Toyota. Style-wise, Honda has…

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Plug-in hybrids lead the market

Though electric vehicles have received significantly more press in recent years, plug-in hybrids still lead their full electric competitors when affordability is taken into account, according to a new report from John Goreham at Torque News. As Goreham points out, Tesla’s full electric vehicles have the highest share of the market, but the vehicles are beyond the reach of the…

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Ward’s 2019 Best Engine: the Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid has won the 2019 Best Engine Award from Ward’s Auto. The Accord Hybrid carries a 47mpg EPA rating, powered by its 2L iVTEC Atkinson-cycle engine in combination with dual electric motors. The vehicle’s powertrain functions primarily as a serial hybrid, but occasionally switches to functioning as a parallel hybrid when on the highway. Ward’s comments, “this…

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Honda Insight Hybrid named Green Car of the Year

The Honda Insight Hybrid has won the Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with commendations for its “style and nice driving characteristics.” The honor, awarded by the Green Car Journal, is “considered a major award among automakers,” according to Chris Woodyard at USA Today. Two other electrified cars took home awards: the Jaguar I-Pace…

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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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Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation Another leading automaker signs a licensing agreement for Paice’s patented technology Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement to license its patented technology to Honda. One of the world’s leading car companies, Honda has ramped…

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Hyundai Ioniq, Toyota Prius top fuel economy charts

Edmunds has released a new ranking of its top hybrids, and when considering fuel economy as the primary factor, the Hyundai Ioniq came in first at 58 mpg combined. As Edmunds notes, “The Ioniq tops the hybrid field with impressive mpg, but you’ll need the spartan Blue trim level to see those numbers. We’d sacrifice 3 mpg and opt for…

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