Tag Archives: PHEV

PHEV variant joining VW’s Arteon line

Volkswagen is set to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Arteon product line, according to a report from Green Car Congress. The PHEV powertrain will feature “a 1.4-liter TSI engine paired with an electric motor and fed by a 12.7 kWh battery,” powering the vehicle to 160kW and 34-miles all-electric range. The product line also includes a number…

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2021 Audi Q5 PHEV Gets Power Upgrade

Audi will launch its 2021 Q5 models this fall in the US. Details of the models are beginning to emerge, with Car and Driver reporting the Q5 plug-in hybrid variant will feature 362 horsepower powered by a 14.1-kWh battery and an electric motor. Both the PHEV and the standard version of the Q5 feature updated tech and exterior offerings. Read…

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Kia to release plug-in hybrid model in 2020

Kia will launch a plug-in hybrid by the end of the year. The automaker made the announcement in an Earth Day video released in the last few weeks. The announcement follows the debut of Kia’s Plan S, a “’a preemptive shift’ away from being a traditional manufacturer of combustion vehicles to one focused on electric vehicles, electrified vehicles and mobility.”…

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Mitsubishi to debut new plug-in in Tokyo

The Tokyo Motor Show will see the debut of Mitsubishi’s latest hybrid, a plug-in SUV concept vehicle. As Car Scoops notes, not many details have been released about the vehicle, but it will feature a “downsized plug-in hybrid powertrain and electric four-wheel drive.” Mitsubishi has released a teaser image of part of the vehicle, and more images will be released…

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Plug-in hybrid suggestions from Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has delved into hybrid world with a new list of plug-in hybrid suggestions for its readers. AD has named the Volvo V60T8, Audi A8 e-tron, and Range Rover PHEV, to its list of the top luxury plug-ins. The high-end vehicles range in price from $67,300 for the Volvo to $163,250 for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid, the German…

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Volvo increasing plug-in production to meet high demand

Volvo’s CEO Hakan Samuelsson noted that he expects the company’s sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles to make up 20 to 25 percent of global Volvo sales by the end of 2019, according to a report by Car Buzz. This is a notable increase in sales percentage for the Swedish automaker, as plug-in hybrid sales make up about 10-15 percent of…

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2020 Range Rover Evoque to offer a mild hybrid powertrain

Land Rover has revealed its new 2020 Range Rover Evoque–and the two hybrid powertrains it is offering for the model. The first, a 48V mild-hybrid system helps reduce CO2 emissions to 149g/km. The second, a plug-in option to debut one year after the mild-hybrid, will offer significant improvement to CO2 emissions performance as well. Land Rover has announced the mild…

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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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Range anxiety not a worry with Chevrolet Volt

Consumers often fear running out of battery when driving an electric or electrified vehicle, and the phenomenon has been termed “range anxiety.” Yet, in a new article for Huddle, Carl Duivenvoorden explains why range anxiety simply does not apply when driving his Chevrolet Volt. He writes, “‘Range anxiety… [has] not been an issue with my PHEV, because with its backup…

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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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