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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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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for April 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of April, the best deal on plug-in hybrids can be found in the Kia Niro PHEV, priced at $249 per month for thirty-six months with a little under three thousand due at signing. For consumers looking for a full hybrid, the…

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Ford to relaunch Escape Hybrid in 2020—this time, as a plug-in

In the aughts, Ford sold a hybrid version of its Escape alongside its standard ICE, but the automaker discontinued the hybrid seven model years ago. But, as Green Car Reports covered recently, Ford will launch both a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version of the SUV in 2020. The vehicles will employ dual-motors in a torque-split hybrid system. The…

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Jeep to add additional PHEV in 2020

Jeep has announced that it will begin producing a plug-in hybrid version of its Renegade model in Italy in the near future. The Renegade PHEV will hit the market in early 2020, according to a new article from Green Car Reports. Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has thirty different new electrified models set to launch or for sale…

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Audi adding up to 12 new PHEVs in near future

Audi is set to unveil a deluge of plug-in hybrids over the next few years. The automaker announced at a conference that it intends on releasing up to twelve new plug-ins by 2025, according to a new article from Eric Evarts at Green Car Reports. The first new plug-in hybrid from Audi will likely be the Q5 e-tron plug-in. Evarts…

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Study: U.S. drivers still searching for better mileage

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) released a new survey on Tuesday, and found that Americans are not satisfied with the fuel economy of their cars. In fact, of ten different questions relating to their automobiles, Americans ranked fuel economy as the attribute they were least satisfied with. ASCI releases a similar survey each year, after polling a quarter of…

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