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Toyota Global Hybrids Sales Surpass 10 Million

Toyota has sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles, including plug-in hybrids. The milestone was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units in April 2016. The automaker’s North America cumulative sales exceeded three million hybrids at the end of 2016. “When we launched Prius, no one even knew what a hybrid was, but, thanks to early…

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Hyundai Ioniq offers three electrified powertrain choices

The Hyundai Ioniq is the first vehicle to offer three electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated platform. The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid feature an engine that has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission — differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience.…

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Hyundai offers lifetime warranty for Ioniq battery

If the battery pack on your Hyundai Ioniq fails, Hyundai will replace it free of charge. The automakers has offer a lifetime warranty on its previous electrified vehicles. The warranty applies to complete failure of the lithium-ion battery packs in these vehicles, not to any degradation in battery capacity that may occur over time. Read more.

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The complete guide to 2017 plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports has gathered data for every plug-in hybrid vehicle on the market today. The reports shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (plus any mandatory destination and handling fees) as well as fuel efficiency numbers for each vehicle. The plug-in with the best fuel economy and most affordable:the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime ($27,985) with 133 MPGe. The most expensive:…

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Hyundai Ioniq debuts this week

HybridCars.com reports that the hybrid and all-electric versions of the new Hyundai Ioniq will launch this week in the US, with the plug-in hybrid version being released in September. A marketing campaign is expected to begin in March. The Ioniq’s high fuel economy – 58 mpg – is better than the Toyota Prius. The Ioniq vehicle lineup is central to…

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Paice settles dispute with VW, Audi and Porsche relating to hybrid vehicle patents

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | JANUARY 11, 2017 BALTIMORE – Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation announced today that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche regarding Paice’s hybrid vehicle patents. Terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement brings an end to all pending legal issues between the companies.…

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Audi introduces Q8 plug-in hybrid concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Audi is expanding its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. The automaker previewed what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Torque Report notes that the Q8 concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that pairs a 3.0L V6 to…

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Honda To Introduce New Dedicated Hybrid

Honda will introduce a new dedicated hybrid in 2018. The vehicle will utilize Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system found in the 49 mpg Accord Hybrid, the most fuel efficient midsize sedan in America. “Half of the all-new models Honda will launch in the United States in the coming two years will be electrified vehicles,” said Takahiro Hachigo, President & CEO of Honda…

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Ford Fusion Energi is More Fuel Efficient, Cheaper for 2017

The AP reports that the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is more fuel efficient — and more affordable. The Fusion Energi’s fuel economy rating improved to 42 mpg (combined) this year, with a range of 21 miles on electric power alone. That means a single tank of gas can take drivers more than 600 miles. The 2017 model is…

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