Hybrid Sales

Stellantis offering XL Fleet hybrid system available as an upfit for Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks

Thanks to XL FLeet’s hybrid-electric drive system, Stellantis’ Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are available as hybrids. XL Fleet now has four of the five top-selling pickup trucks in the U.S.: Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram 2500 and 3500. XL Fleet’s hybrid-electric system comes with a standard 3-year 75000-mile warranty.Read more

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2022 Tucson Plug-in Hybrid rated with 33 miles of electric range

The 2022 Tuscon PHEV received an official EPA rating of 33 miles of electric range and 80 MPGe, besting Hyundai’s estimates of 28 miles of electric range and 70 MPGe. The crossover will be one of the most fuel-efficient in its class, 2nd to just the Toyota RAV4 Prime which has 42 miles of electric range and 94 MPGe. Pricing…

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Hybrid vehicles outsell electric vehicles in the U.S. in April 2021

In April 2021, hybrids and electric vehicles accounted for a record 8.4% of all new vehicles registered in the U.S.; hybrids made up 6.1%, while EVs made up 2.4%. For the seventh month in the running, hybrids and EVs have together made up more than 5% of all new vehicles sold. Hybrids continue to be the main driver of the…

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2021 Vauxhall Astra to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain

Vauxhall will be releasing the 2021 Astra with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Astra will be the first model in the carmaker’s lineup to feature an electric motor. The car has a total output of 178 bhp produced by its 1.6 L turbocharged inline-4 engine and 108 bhp electric motor.Read more

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Maserati introducing Levante Hybrid to overseas markets

Maserati is introducing a hybrid powertrain to the Levante. A 2 L inline-4 combines with a 48 volt-mild hybrid system to give the vehicle 330 hp of total output. Blue accents in the Levante hybrid’s interior differentiate it from the gasoline version. Read more

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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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