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BMW’s next X5 PHEV to have more power, range

BMW is upgrading its X5 xDrive40e model with additional range generated by even more power. Inside EVs reports that the new model will likely have a higher capacity battery pushing the all-electric range to 30 miles. The upgraded battery will work in combination with a new two liter engine generating a total system output of 390hp and greater than 500Nm…

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15 hybrids that don’t sacrifice cargo and passenger space

Motor Trend recently highlighted its picks for 15 hybrids that offer the best of both worlds —  impressive fuel economy and plenty of space for friends, family, and all of your gear. Here is the list of the new generation of hybrids that don’t sacrifice interior space to house powertrain components: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Toyota Prius Audi A3 e-Tron Subaru Crosstrek…

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Five plug-in hybrids debuting in America this fall

CheatSheet.com is bullish on plug-in hybrids, noting that the vehicles allow drivers to cover more than 75% of their trips on pure electric power while overing well over 300 miles of range for longer weekend trips. “While we love electric vehicles for their superior green and performance specs, we love plug-in hybrids even more for their versatility and are excited about the new slate of options hitting the…

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New plug-in hybrids priced right

BMW and Mercedes were recently highlighted as examples of automakers that have done a good job of pricing their new luxury plug-in hybrids — not too low to lose money but not too high to scare away consumers. The BMW X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in crossover with a fuel economy of 55 MPG equivalent, is priced at $63,095. The Mercedes S550e plug-in hybrid starts at…

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