Hybrid News

Details released for Mercedes-AMG PHEVs

Mercedes released two new plug-in hybrid powertrains for its AMG performance car division. The more powerful drivetrain, which can deliver more than 804 hp, will feature an updated twin-turbocharged 4L V-8 engine coupled with an electric motor; the second drivetrain will feature an updated turbocharged 2L inline-4 engine coupled with an electric motor. In both powertrains, the electric motor will…

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2021 Porsche Cayenne gets increased electric-range

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne will have a 17.9kWh battery, more than 25% bigger than the 14.1kWh battery in its predecessor, adding two electric miles to increase its all-electric range to 14-16 miles. Prices start at $81,800 for the Cayenne E-Hybrid; there is a $1,350 destination fee and a $7,500 tax credit. Read more

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Peugeot 308 is Coming!

Beginning in the second half of this year, the Peugeot 308 available for sale in the UK. The 308 will have gas, diesel, and hybrid options. Customers have two hybrid models to choose from: the Hybrid 180 drivetrain, which combines a 148 hp gas engine with a 109bhp electric motor, or the more powerful 225 drivetrain, which has a 178hp…

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2021 Outlander PHEV gets updated powertrain

Mitsubishi updated the powertrain for the 2021 Outlander PHEV, boosting its power and speed. A 2.4-liter inline-4 replaces the 2-liter engine and combines with an updated 94 horsepower rear motor to produce 221 hp. The SUV gets a larger 13.8kWh battery pack that increases its electric range to 24 miles. Read more

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Santa Fe hybrid and plug-in hybrid models to go on sale later this year

Hyundai is offering the Santa Fe for sale later this year; the hybrid will go on sale in the Spring and the plug-in hybrid in the Summer. The hybrid is powered by a 1.6 inline-4 engine and a 60-hp electric motor, and the plug-in hybrid is powered by a 1.6 inline-4 engine and a 177-hp electric motor. The hybrid and…

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2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid review

Offering a combined 302 horsepower and 38 miles on the gallon, the Toyota RAV4 Prime starts at a base price of $38,100. The car sports a squarish, rugged look with a bold front grille, wide rear liftgate, aerodynamic panels, and 18-inch alloy wheels. In the interior, the car flexes soft-touch finishes, an 8-inch touch display, and heated front seats to…

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Fuel economy of Ford’s hybrid SUV models

Three ford SUVs landed in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs for 2021. The Ford Escape PHEV took the #1 spot, boasting a 102 MPGe range. The Escape Hybrid and the Explorer Hybrid also appeared on the list. Read more

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Jeep Gladiator coming with a plug-in hybrid powertrain

Jeep will be releasing its pickup truck, the Gladiator, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Details of the Gladiator PHEV have yet to be released, but the powertrain could mirror that of the Wrangler plug-in hybrid. The car company also confirmed the discontinuation turbodiesel-powered version of the Grand Cherokee. Read more

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