Hybrid News

Volvo selling “fun” with new high performance XC60 and V60 PHEVs

Volvo, the Swedish automaker, is set to release new versions of its XC60 and V60 plug-in hybrids which will both be high performance models. The vehicles—the 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered and 2020 V6 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrids—will employ a front-wheel-drive system with 2L turbocharged and supercharged engines in combination with an electric motor. As Eric Evarts at Green…

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Mitsubishi reaches 200,000 in sales of Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s Outlander plug-in hybrid has sold 200,000 units worldwide since its launch, the company announced recently. The plug-in hybrid was the first SUV of its kind, according to a report by Green Car Congress. The vehicle launched in 2013 and has been sold in 50 countries since that year. The 2019 model carries additional efficiency features including upgrades to both…

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Toyota debuts 2020 Highlander Hybrid in New York

This week at the New York Auto Show, Toyota unveiled its 2020 Highlander Hybrid. The vehicle for the first time will have an all-wheel-drive option (requiring an extra electric motor to be added), and will be a little over two inches longer than its predecessor. The hybrid will carry a 2.5L inline engine in combination with two or three electric…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for April 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of April, the best deal on plug-in hybrids can be found in the Kia Niro PHEV, priced at $249 per month for thirty-six months with a little under three thousand due at signing. For consumers looking for a full hybrid, the…

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VW hints at future hybrid plans

According to a new report from Auto Guide, Volkswagen has filed for a number of hybrid and electric vehicle trademarks in Europe, including for the terms “power hybrid,” “range,” and “pure hybrid.” It is unclear when Volkswagen intends to deploy the new names, but Auto Guide argues the protected terms will likely not be standalone vehicle names. Read more.

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March 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

In March, 27,587 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold, a dramatic increase on the previous month’s sales total. Tesla continued to lead the category, selling 10,175 of its Model 3 EVs. The Chevy Bolt EV, Tesla Model X, and Tesla Model S all sold a little over two thousand units each. For plug-in hybrid vehicles, the Toyota Prius Prime…

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Ford will debut PHEV Lincoln Corsair at New York Auto Show

According to a new report from Motor Authority, Ford will unveil its updated Lincoln Corsair models at the New York Auto Show late next week, and a plug-in hybrid option is in the line-up. Though Ford has been quiet about the full specs of the models, Motor Authority reports that the plug-in hybrid version will carry a 2.5L inline 4-speed…

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Ford to relaunch Escape Hybrid in 2020—this time, as a plug-in

In the aughts, Ford sold a hybrid version of its Escape alongside its standard ICE, but the automaker discontinued the hybrid seven model years ago. But, as Green Car Reports covered recently, Ford will launch both a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version of the SUV in 2020. The vehicles will employ dual-motors in a torque-split hybrid system. The…

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Volvo increasing plug-in production to meet high demand

Volvo’s CEO Hakan Samuelsson noted that he expects the company’s sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles to make up 20 to 25 percent of global Volvo sales by the end of 2019, according to a report by Car Buzz. This is a notable increase in sales percentage for the Swedish automaker, as plug-in hybrid sales make up about 10-15 percent of…

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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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