Hybrid Sales

Audi outfits plug-in hybrids with bigger batteries

Audi announced it will be outfitting the A6, A7, and Q5 plug-in hybrids with a 17.9 kWh battery, 30% more capacity than the existing 14.1 kWh battery. The bigger battery should increase the electric range of the vehicle. Read more

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Toyota hybrid sales blow past expectations

In its 2nd quarter (10/2020-12/2020) of selling the RAV4 Prime in the U.S., Toyota delivered 2,240 units of the vehicle, more than doubling the 960 units delivered in its 1st quarter of sales. The RAV4 Prime, the plug-in version of the RAV4 Hybrid, is not the only hot vehicle in Toyota’s lineup. The RAV4 Hybrid and the Highlander Hybrid deliveries…

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Pricing for 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

The Wrangler 4xe, which Jeep announced production of in December 2020, will come in two versions, the Sahara 4xe and the Rubicon 4xe. The Wrangler Sahara 4xe has a starting price tag of $49,490, and the Wrangler Rubicon 4x has a starting price tag of $53,190. Both versions are eligible for up to $7,500 in federal and state incentives. Read…

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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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2021 Hyundai Elantra to have hybrid powertrain

Hyundai is expected to release the 2021 Elantra with a hybrid powertrain, according to a new report from Motor Biscuit. The all-new Elantra will debut with 50 mpg combined fuel economy, 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai has included a 1.6L four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The Elantra will also come…

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July 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

In July, 26,395 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold in the U.S., a slight decrease on the number sold for the same month last year. The top-selling plug-in hybrid was the Toyota Prius Prime, which sold 1,875 units in July. The Honda Clarity PHEV sold the second-highest amount of PHEVS for the period. Tesla continued to hold the top-spot…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for July 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of July, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best deal on full-HEVs. Ford is offering for lease the hybrid for $219 a month for thirty-six months with only the first month’s payment due at signing. The 2019 Toyota Prius Prime…

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June 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

In June, 37,818 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold in the United States, an increase of thirteen thousand sales on this month last year. The top-selling plug-in hybrid was the Toyota Prius Prime, which sold 1,144 units in June. The Honda Clarity PHEV also sold well, at 1,030 units for the month. Tesla maintained its spot as the top-selling…

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