Hybrid News

Transit Van plug-in hybrid test operation extended to Cologne Germany

“Ford is extending its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne. The study, which is also testing Ford PHEVs on the streets of London and Valencia, Spain, aims to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators.” Read more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/20191028-ford.html

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2020 Jazz to be hybrid-only for the European market

“2020 Jazz will be launched in Europe with hybrid technology as its sole powertrain. Autocar first reported the move in March, and in September this year, Honda affirmed that its bestselling model in the UK would only be offered with petrol-electric hybrid engines.” Read more https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-tokyo-motor-show/new-hybrid-only-honda-jazz-unveiled

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Subaru to deepen ties with Toyota’s hybrid system

Subaru and Toyota have reached an agreement to rollout additional Subaru models featuring Toyota’s hybrid system. The partnership debuted with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and following the vehicle’s success, the two automakers will release additional vehicles. Toyota and Subaru will “jointly develop the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ,” and jointly develop a “platform dedicated to battery-electric vehicles.” Green Car…

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BMW launches X1 PHEV

BMW has launched a plug-in hybrid version of its X1 vehicle in Europe, according to Motor 1. The vehicle, named the X1 xDrive25e, features a 1.5L 3-cyinder engine in combination with specially designed dual electric motors, pushing the system to a combined output of 220hp and 284lb-ft of torque. The X1 PHEV has an all-electric range of 35 miles, and…

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