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Mitsubishi reaches 200,000 in sales of Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s Outlander plug-in hybrid has sold 200,000 units worldwide since its launch, the company announced recently. The plug-in hybrid was the first SUV of its kind, according to a report by Green Car Congress. The vehicle launched in 2013 and has been sold in 50 countries since that year. The 2019 model carries additional efficiency features including upgrades to both…

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Hyundai, Kia adding solar panels to hybrids, electric vehicles

Hyundai and Kia have announced that they will integrate solar panels into select vehicles. The panels will be located on the roofs of these cars, and will generate additional electrical power for the vehicles to use. Green Car Congress reports that they panels will be installed on ICE, hybrid and battery electric vehicles, and will improve fuel efficiency. Hyundai will…

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Hyundai upgrades 2018 Sonata PHEV with stronger range

Hyundai has updated its Sonata plug-in for the 2018 model year. The vehicle carries 28 miles of all electric range, a small improvement on the previous model year’s 27 miles. The 2018 Sonata PHEV also comes equipped with a set of new features, including Driver Attention Alert and an additional USB port in the second row. The 2018 model employs…

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Green Car Congress offers a primer on “electric” vs. “electrified”

When Volvo’s announced that it would electrify every vehicle in its lineup by 2019, many media misinterpreted the German automaker’s plans. John Voelcker, a senior editor at Green Car Congress, wants to set the record straight. Two days after the Volvo announcement, Coelcker wrote an aptly-titled column: Hey, media, get it straight: “electrified” is NOT “electric,” and the difference matters. He…

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Anderman report sees strongest growth for full-hybrid systems

A new industry insider report predicts a bright future for full hybrid systems. The 170-page report — “Assessing the Future of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: The 2014 xEV Industry Insider Report” by Dr. Menahem Anderman of Advanced Automotive Batteries — indicates that full hybrid systems are entering a strong growth phase. The report predicts a rapid expansion of strong-hybrid vehicles, led…

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