The 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is the third model to join the carmaker’s luxury SUV line. A 126 bhp electric motor and a 3-liter V6 engine combine to power the car. The E motor is supplied energy by a 17.3kWh lithium battery that reaches full charge in less than 2.5 hours. Bentley will slap a $200,000+ price tag on the…
Land Rover has revamped the powertrain for the 2021 Range Rover Velvar, ditching the 3L V-6 for a 3L turbocharged inline-6 with mild-hybrid technology. The 2021 Velvar is outfitted with the Land Rover’s latest infotainment system and can do over-the-air updates. The base model with 2L turbocharged straight-four engine comes at a price tag of $58,050.Read more
Ford will no longer sell the gas-powered Mondeo and will only offer the Mondeo Hybrid. The growth in sales of the Mondeo Hybrid points to its popularity in Europe. According to Carscoops, the Mondeo Hybrid currently account for more than one-third of all Mondeo sales.Read more
Mitsubishi will begin selling the Eclipse Cross plug-in hybrid in 2021, albeit not in the U.S. The Eclipse Cross PHEV will be available in specified markets in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Mitsubishi has yet to release specifications for the Eclipse Cross PHEV, but it mentioned that the vehicle borrows the Outlander PHEV’s drive system.Read more
Hyundai & Kia offering hybrid and plug-in hybrid SUVs this year.
PHEV version of the 2020 model Jeep Wrangler was spotted being test driven in Metro Detroit. Read more https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2019/10/exclusive-upcoming-2020-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-phev-spied/
“During the first nine months of 2019, Mitsubishi increased its car sales in Europe by 7% year-over-year to 134,886. That’s not bad in a market that shrunk by 1.6%. As it turns out, sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV amounted to 26,934, which is 78% more than a year ago!” Read more https://insideevs.com/news/377036/plugins-20-mitsubishi-sales-europe/
“Audi is introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its A8 L luxury sedan. The combination of plug-in hybrid drive and intelligent drive management allows distances of up to 46 kilometers.” Read more https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/10/audi-introduces-a8-l-60-tfsi-e-quattro-plug-in-hybrid.html