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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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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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Mercedes GLE to offer both mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains

Mercedes is launching the next generation of its GLE line, and the vehicle will come standard as a mild hybrid. Mercedes will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the small SUV. The mild hybrid system utilizes a forty-eight volt electrical system, slated to improve “ride quality.” The upgrade vehicle contains a fully redesigned interior, in combination with a number…

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Review: Prius Prime Makes Toyota a Legitimate Plug-in Hybrid Player

PluginCars.com recently reviewed the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid — and says that plug-in buyers should put it “high up on their shopping list.” After years of ambivalence about plug-in hybrids, this new offering will finally give Toyota “a legitimate plug-in hybrid” when it hits U.S. dealerships next month. One complaint: the Prius Prime only has room for four passengers.…

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Hybrids Still Hot: Saving Gas Never Goes Out of Style

Despite the drop in gas prices, the Chicago Auto Show showed that interest in hybrid vehicles remains strong. A story in the Northwest Indiana Times highlights the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid that can travel 50 miles using electric power and 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which can travel further on pore electric power than any other midsize plug-in hybrid sedan.…

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Mercedes announces second plug-in hybrid at Detroit Show

Mercedes debuted its newest plug-in hybrid, the C350, at the Detroit Auto Show — and it’s fast. The car sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 130 mph. Mercedes says it remains committed to hybrids and plans to introduce 10 hybrids by the end of 2017. The new C350 plug-in hybrid is the…

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