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Honda launching hybrid SUV stateside in 2020

Honda will release its CR-V SUV as a hybrid next year, according to a new report by Bengt Halvorsen for Green Car Reports. The vehicle will be produced and sold in the United Sates. Honda will employ its i-MMD hybrid system in the new CR-V, which may give the vehicle up to a 50% increase in its EPA-rated city fuel…

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Plug-in hybrid suggestions from Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has delved into hybrid world with a new list of plug-in hybrid suggestions for its readers. AD has named the Volvo V60T8, Audi A8 e-tron, and Range Rover PHEV, to its list of the top luxury plug-ins. The high-end vehicles range in price from $67,300 for the Volvo to $163,250 for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid, the German…

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Honda to launch additional vehicles with in-house hybrid system

Honda will add its i-MMD two-motor hybrid system to additional vehicles in its lineup, according to a new report from Green Car Congress. The news comes from a briefing in Tokyo earlier this month where the automaker announced it will “expand the application of its i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) two-motor hybrid system from large to mid-sized vehicles to small-sized vehicles,…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for May 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of May, the best deal on a hybrid vehicle is from Ford. The automaker is offering its Fusion Hybrid for $209/month to lease for thirty-six months with a little over $3000 due at signing. For the plug-in hybrid market, the Kira…

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Review: Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Cars.com has released its review of the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, dubbing it a “rare winner of its kind.” The vehicle carries an EPA rating of 44/40/42 mpg, made possible by a 103hp, 1.5L engine in combination with two electric motors. The total system power for the Clarity PHEV is 212hp. Honda has given the vehicle a number of modes,…

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Honda to expand hybrid manufacturing in Ohio

Honda will temporarily stop a shift at its plant in Marysville, Ohio, in order to reconfigure the facility for expanded hybrid and full electric car production. The new lines will be ready by August, and in the next few months, Honda will not be laying off affected workers. Instead, the company will find them alternate duties for the interim, according…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for March 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. The Honda Clarity PHEV is the best priced plug-in hybrid for month. In non-California, zero-emissions mandate states, the vehicle is on offer for $209/month for thirty-six months. For consumers in California and Oregon, the vehicle costs and additional $99/month. Ford continues to attractively price…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for February 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For non-plug-in hybrids, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best deal of the month to lease at $179/month with a little over three thousand due at signing, though the model is available for slightly under the leasing standard of 12,000 miles of use per…

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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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