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Types of hybrid vehicles explained

Hybrids differ based on how the combustion engine works with the electric motor. Parallel hybrids use the ICE engine and the electric motor together or independently to charge the battery. Serial hybrids use the ICE engine to charge the battery pack which then charges the electric motor. In regards to plug-in versus regular hybrids, the difference is simple: plug-in hybrids…

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2022 Best Hybrid SUVs

Autoblog released its list of the 12 best hybrid SUVs of 2022. The list is divided into four categories: small, midsized, luxury, and luxury plug-ins. Included in the small hybrid SUVs were the Honda CR-V, Kia Niro, Hyundai Tuscon, and the Toyota RAV4. 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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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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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid to Lead Model Line-Up

Ford is releasing its F-150 model with six powertrain variants for the 2021 model year. Of the powertrains, the PowerBoost Hybrid version is expected to lead the pack, according to AutoBlog. Byron Hurd at AutoBlog notes, “Based on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a specially calibrated variant of the 10-speed automatic, [the PowerBoost Hybrid] is going to be the range-topping…

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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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2020 Sonata Hybrid to offer 52 MPG combined

“The U.S.-spec 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will offer a class-leading 52 mpg combined in its most efficient guise, the company announced Thursday at the unveiling of its midsizer at the Chicago Auto Show. The Blue model, which will be the most frugal variant of the new hybrid sedan, will have a maximum driving range of 686 miles.” Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/06/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-american-spec/

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