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2022 Tundra pickup to offer a hybrid powertrain

The 2022 Tundra will be Toyota’s first hybrid pick-up truck. A twin-turbocharged V6 engine will combine with an electric motor to power the pick-up truck, delivering 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. The truck’s towing capacity increases by 1,800lbs to 12,000lbs. The truck also features an improved interior with a redesigned, sleeker touchscreen infotainment center that comes with a…

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

Efficient is the one word to describe the 2021 Outlander PHEV. The compact SUV’s interior is quite frankly outdated, but it gets the job done, avoiding the complex layouts of its competitors. The Outlander PHEV has total output of 221 hp, up 16% from the previous year’s model due primarily to the larger 13.8kWh battery pack. It only delivers an…

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2022 Santa Fe to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will be available in U.S. showrooms later this year and has an official fuel-efficiency rating of 33 mpg combined in hybrid mode. Its fuel economy is ahead of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s 26 mpg but behind the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime’s 38 mpg. Read more

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PHEVs account for 20% of Volvo’s monthly sales

This past May, plug-in hybrids accounted for 20% of Volvo’s monthly U.S. sales. And in California, that figure was higher at 47.7%. Since Volvo “reduced its prices, redesigned its tailpipes to hide them, and introduced a plug-in get-paid program,” (Green Car Reports) the sales of its plug-in hybrids have continued to rise. Read more

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2022 Honda Insight lineup revised

For the 2022 Insight lineup, Honda has discontinued the LX trim level and retained the EX and Touring trim levels. Entering into the Insight lineup will now cost $2,000 more than the prior year. The 2022 EX starts at $26,205 and keeps its 52 mpg EPA rating; the Touring starts at $30,235 and maintains its 48 mpg EPA rating. Aside…

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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid to release later this year

After a year of delay, the Ford Escape PHEV is due to arrive later this year, though the current global semiconductor shortage poses some issues. Starting at a base price of $33,985, or $27,000 net after the tax credit, the vehicle is powered by a 2.5L straight-four engine and two electric motors and has a combined fuel efficiency of 41…

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2021 Outlander PHEV gets updated powertrain

Mitsubishi updated the powertrain for the 2021 Outlander PHEV, boosting its power and speed. A 2.4-liter inline-4 replaces the 2-liter engine and combines with an updated 94 horsepower rear motor to produce 221 hp. The SUV gets a larger 13.8kWh battery pack that increases its electric range to 24 miles. Read more

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The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is here!

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be available at dealerships sometime over the upcoming months with a sticker price of $36,395. Fuel economy comes in at 35 mpg, an improvement over the previous model’s mpg. The car maintains its current powertrain, a 2L 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor, and has a completely redesigned front bumper and grille. Read more

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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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