Tag Archives: PHEV

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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2019 Chevy Volt: Faster charging and added regen

Chevrolet is set to release its updated Volt model with faster charging and many additional features. The 2019 Volt comes equipped with a 7.2kw on-board charger that pushes the vehicle to faster charging times: according to Green Car Reports, with the on-board charger, “a full charge can take as little as 2.5 hours.” For a plug-in, the faster charge time…

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Honda road testing Pilot Plug-In

Photographs of a new Honda Pilot have surfaced according to Automotive News, and the upgraded model is a plug-in hybrid. The Pilot PHEV is expected to have a similar powertrain to the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. Automotive News’ Vince Bond reports that the Pilot will also have significant stylistic changes, pushing it to look more like the more modern Accord…

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Subaru updates Crosstrek, set to offer plug-in

Subaru has updated its high selling Crosstrek model. The standard model carries an EPA rating of 27/33/29 mpg. However, a plug-in variant has been announced, and a significantly improved EPA rating is expected. The Crosstrek PHEV will have a four-cylinder boxer engine installed alongside a PHEV system acquired from Toyota. Michael Gauthier at Car Scoops notes that the Crosstrek PHEV’s…

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