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Honda Insight Hybrid named Green Car of the Year

The Honda Insight Hybrid has won the Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with commendations for its “style and nice driving characteristics.” The honor, awarded by the Green Car Journal, is “considered a major award among automakers,” according to Chris Woodyard at USA Today. Two other electrified cars took home awards: the Jaguar I-Pace…

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Outlander PHEV launches

Mitsubishi has launched its new Outlander plug-in hybrid, a crossover SUV. The plug-in comes fully equipped with a 2L four-cylinder engine and dual 60kW electric motors. The motors are located at the front and rear axles, which “instantly [supply] torque and makes the standard all-wheel-drive system more responsive,” according to Cory Haywood at EurWeb, and give the system a total…

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More details emerge on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The U.S. version of the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is set to launch in the near future, and more details are starting to emerge on the model. The new Outlander will be the first PHEV SUV to launch in the U.S. in the non-luxury category. For a detailed review, check out “Alex on Autos” via Inside EVs. Read more.

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“Floodgates opening…” with a dozen new plug-in hybrids arriving in 2016

HybridCars.com reports that a dozen new plug-in hybrids will be introduced this year, doubling the number of PHEVs currently for sale in the United States. The article describes the wave of new plug-in hybrids as “tantamount to a floodgate opening…” The new plug-in hybrids include: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback BMW 330e, BMW 740e Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C350e, E350e, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLE…

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Mitsubishi to introduce three electrified crossover vehicles in U.S.

Automotive News reports that Mitsubishi will introduce three electrified crossovers in the next five years. The vehicles include a new small coupe-styled crossover, a redesigned Outlander, and the next-generation Outlander Sport. Mitsubishi also will launch the Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the nameplate’s current generation, in the U.S. next year. Read more.

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Mitsubishi introduces full-size SUV plug-in hybrid concept

Mitsubishi introduced a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid power train at the Chicago Auto Show. The Concept GC-PHEV — short for the Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid — is a full-size sport-utility vehicle almost as large as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition. It will be the company’s largest vehicle since it stopped producing the Mitsubishi Montero in 2006. Mitsubishi plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of…

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In Japan, plug-in hybrids can power a house

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid can do much more than simply reduce how much money you spend on gas. If you live in Japan, it can serve as an emergency power source to help power your home. During a power outage or natural disaster, you can use a special system to harness the electricity stored in the car’s battery to run household…

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