Hybrid / Electrification Trends

A Comprehensive Guide to Hybrid Vehicles

Gas2.org has compiled a useful guide to hybrid vehicles that helps potential car buyers under hybrids and how they work. The guide begins with the basics, explaining how a hybrid works and the different types of hybrid vehicles. It then dives into more detail, explaining the benefits of regenerative braking and describing how hybrid sales differ from traditional auto sales.…

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Six things to know about new hybrid cars

GreenCarReports.com shares six things you should know about how hybrid cars have changed over the years. (1) Dedicated hybrids no longer have to look weird. (2) Hybrid cars are way better to drive than they used to be. (3) In particular, they’re a lot quieter inside. (4) Real-world gas mileage still varies with driving style, speed, and temperature. (5) Plug-in…

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New Ford police is car is green — and fast

Bloomberg says that Ford Motor Co. has found a way for cops to chase down bad guys in a speeding police cruiser while helping the environment at the same time. Ford’s new Police Responder hybrid sedan, a modified Fusion, is the first gasoline-electric cop car to be “pursuit-rated,” meaning it can race through city streets while navigating crowded intersections or…

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Ford Fusion Hybrid outsells the Toyota Prius… again

HybridCars.com reports that the Ford Fusion Hybrid has outsold the Toyota Prius twice in the past three months. It is the only two times the Prius has been outsold by another hybrid in the U.S. In March 2017, the Ford Fusion Hybrid narrowly edged out the Toyota with 5,865 sales for the Fusion to 5,798 for the Prius. A year…

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The Most Important Factors To Consider When Choosing a Plug-in Hybrid

HybridCars.com offers four important factors to consider when buying a plug-in hybrid: (1) Go with the highest all-electric range; (2) Study your likely driving and charging patterns; (3) Consider the efficiency after the battery pack is depleted; and (4) Choose a plug-in hybrid just like any other car you might buy. The article notes that if you plan to plug…

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The Four Most Important Factors When Choosing a Plug-in Hybrid

Plugincars.com has some advice for buyers who are considering a plug-in hybrid, noting that it provides most of the environmental and efficiency benefits of an electric car while maintaining the same driving range as conventional vehicles. When deciding which plug-in hybrid is right for you, consider these four factors: 1. Go with the highest all-electric range 2. Study your likely…

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State, federal incentives for plug-in hybrids and electric cars

Plugincars.com has a comprehensive rundown of state and federal incentives for purchasing a plug-in hybrid or electric car. Incentives include federal tax credits up to $7,500 for buying a new plug-in hybrid or electric car, depending on battery size. Other incentives include tax credits for purchasing charging equipment, insurance discounts, and special electricity rates. 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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Three Plug-In Hybrids That Make Financial Sense

CheatSheet.com has profiled three plug-in hybrids that make great financial sense when compared to gasoline-only counterparts: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: This plug-in model starts at $34,495 when you account for the $7,500 tax credit available. The Pacifica Hybrid can travel about 30 miles on a full charge and gets 80 MPGe, saving drivers more than $1,500 per year compared to a…

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