Tag Archives: Green Car Reports

Bronco Hybrid on the way from Ford

Ford will re-release its Bronco SUV model, this time with a hybrid option. Details on the powertrain are not yet available, but the model is expected to have the same set-up as “the Ford F-150 Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid… [with] a modular electric motor system and a disconnect clutch to the 10-speed automatic transmission, with a V-6 engine” according…

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2020 Hyundai hybrid models equipped with new battery system

Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata hybrid will feature new “innovative battery packaging” allowing the automaker to net efficiency increases for the new model. Green Car Reports writes, “The 2020 Sonata Hybrid… [adopts] an arrangement that essentially builds the accessory battery onto the hybrid system battery. The added module is a continuation of the same form factor and intended to last the life…

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Toyota: Global hybrid sales exceed 15 million

Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids since releasing its first hybrid in 1997, according to a new report from Green Car Reports. The automaker has 44 hybrid models for sale globally across its Toyota and Lexus brands. Though the Prius was the automaker’s top-selling hybrid for years, the RAV4 Hybrid has now taken the top-spot. Green Car Reports…

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Mercedes focuses on PHEVS: 20 models by the end of 2020

Mercedes is putting plug-in hybrids at the center of its lineup, calling the vehicles “key bridging technology” on the way to a more fuel-efficient future. Green Car Reports notes in a new article that Mercedes will expand its PHEV offerings to its compact models, alongside its larger-vehicle PHEV lineup. Though Mercedes will have twenty plug-ins in its lineup by the…

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Review: 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid

BMW’s new 2020 7-series PHEV features increased all-electric range and better performance, according to Bengt Halvorsen at Green Car Reports. Halvorsen took the BMW 7-series PHEV out for a test drive noting, “This uber-luxurious 2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid… isn’t really any step forward in efficiency… But it seems BMW has refocused its plug-in hybrid priorities on improving two things:…

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Honda launching hybrid SUV stateside in 2020

Honda will release its CR-V SUV as a hybrid next year, according to a new report by Bengt Halvorsen for Green Car Reports. The vehicle will be produced and sold in the United Sates. Honda will employ its i-MMD hybrid system in the new CR-V, which may give the vehicle up to a 50% increase in its EPA-rated city fuel…

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Volvo’s Polestar launches new PHEV factory

Polestar, Volvo’s luxury electric performance brand, has announced its Chengdu production facility has begun producing the brand’s Polestar 1 vehicle, a plug-in hybrid. The facility itself is billed as “one of the most environmentally responsible car factories in China” and will seek LEED Gold status. According to Bengt Halvorsen at Green Car Reports, Polestar will deliver 200 Polestar 1 vehicles…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for June 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of June, the best priced non-plug-in hybrid is the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which can be leased for $209/month with a little over three thousand due at signing. The top-priced plug-in hybrid for the month is a race between the Kira…

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Bentley to add plug-in hybrid version of all models by 2025

According to a new report from Bengt Halvorson at Green Car Reports, Bentley will add a plug-in hybrid version of each vehicle in its lineup by 2025. Halvorson notes, “Bentley is looking to expand its buyer base rather than sell more cars to existing buyers,” and the additional plug-in hybrids are a main part of this strategy. Werner Tietz, a…

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Volvo selling “fun” with new high performance XC60 and V60 PHEVs

Volvo, the Swedish automaker, is set to release new versions of its XC60 and V60 plug-in hybrids which will both be high performance models. The vehicles—the 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered and 2020 V6 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrids—will employ a front-wheel-drive system with 2L turbocharged and supercharged engines in combination with an electric motor. As Eric Evarts at Green…

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