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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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Clarity plug-in hybrid compares with Chevrolet Volt

For years, the Chevrolet Volt has led the pack of plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, as David Noland points out in a new article for Green Car Reports, the Volt finally has a challenger in the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in. Both vehicles have high EPA ratings: both cars are rated at 42mpg overall in gas mode. For all electric range, the…

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Kia Niro Plug-In Surpasses Expectations

Green Car Reports took the 2018 Kira Niro Plug-in Hybrid for a test drive, and found that in ideal conditions, the vehicle’s fuel economy performs even better than could be expected. The vehicle is rated at 46mpg combined (gas-only), but in a scenario driving “mostly on rural byways almost ideal for maximizing fuel economy,” the Kia Niro performed at 79.3mpg…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for July 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on electrified vehicles for the month of July. Currently, Ford is offering the best deal on a full hybrid: the automaker is offering $3000 cash back and zero percent financing on its Fusion Hybrid. Chevrolet has the best deal on plug-in hybrids for the month. Chevy is offering…

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