Hybrid / Electrification Trends

Most fuel efficient Hybrid cars, minivans, and SUVs

Consumer Reports recently released its 2022 list of the top 17 fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. The Honda Insight, with a fuel efficiency of 54 mpg combined, was number one across all vehicle categories. For midsized cars, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord were ranked at the top with an overall fuel efficiency of 42 mpg. The RAV4 took the top spot…

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Hybrid vehicles outsell electric vehicles in the U.S. in April 2021

In April 2021, hybrids and electric vehicles accounted for a record 8.4% of all new vehicles registered in the U.S.; hybrids made up 6.1%, while EVs made up 2.4%. For the seventh month in the running, hybrids and EVs have together made up more than 5% of all new vehicles sold. Hybrids continue to be the main driver of the…

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2021 Sonata Hybrid Limited Review

The 2021 Sonata Hybrid Limited offers a full suite of features and a top-notch fuel economy of 51 mpg. A 2L 4-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a 1.62-kWh lithium-ion battery combine to power the car. Inside the car are spacious front and rear seats, a beautiful 10.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, an ear-pleasing Bose audio system. The Sonata Hybrid Limited also…

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EV registrations surpass diesel registrations in Europe

This past September marked the first time in Europe that the total number of registered electric vehicles surpassed that of diesel vehicles, a significant milestone pointing to the growth and adoption of electric vehicles. Green Car Congress reports that the “demand for gasoline and diesel cars show double-digit drops compared to September 2019 while the volume of electrified vehicles increased…

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Study: Hybrid NYC Fleet Performs Better than Expected

Green Car Congress reports that in a study of fleet-wide performance for NYC’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) vehicles, “hybrids performed better against their EPA ratings than non-hybrids—i.e., hybrids are even more fuel efficient as compared to regular fuel vehicles than expected.” The study looked at the fleet’s performance in 2019, and determined “the hybrid vehicles should have been…

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