Tag Archives: plug-in

Ford adds testing sites for PHEV transit vans in Europe

Ford has announced it will add a third site for its research of plug-in hybrid electric vans. The site is set to be Cologne, Germany, and the trial will run for twelve months. Ford’s plug-in hybrid electric vans will function within public sector municipal fleets in Cologne. The other two sites in Ford’s trial are London and Valencia. The automaker…

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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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Mercedes announces new plug-ins, expansion of Tuscaloosa plant

Daimler’s Mercedes has announced it will have additional new plug-in hybrids in production starting later this year. The plug-ins are to be produced at the automaker’s Alabama plant in Tuscaloosa. Car Scoops reports that the hybrid vehicles are likely the plug-in versions of Mercedes next-generation SUVs, potentially the next-gen GLE. The Tuscaloosa plant has seen additional investment by Mercedes in…

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Plug-in versus full hybrid: a primer

Jim Travers broke down the difference between hybrids and plug-ins in a new piece at Cars.com. He notes that it is relatively simple: plug-in hybrids have the capability to charge their batteries through an outside electrical source. Regular hybrids do not have this option, and recharge their batteries through a combination of braking, ICE use, and other mechanisms. PHEVs also…

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2023 to see a hybrid Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche’s CEO Oliver Blume confirmed the news in December: Porsche is set to release a hybrid version of its well-known 911 Turbo. The hybrid, to hit the market around 2023, will likely feature a 10.8kWh battery, capable of 40 all electric miles per charge. The plug-in 911 Turbo is still in the rumor phase, but Automobile Magazine has the details.…

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BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in to offer wireless charging

BMW is now rolling out a wireless charging system for its plug-in hybrids in the U.S. The 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid will be featured in a small test pool using the new charging technology, to begin by the end of 2018. The charging tech consists of a battery pad, over which the car rolls. Read More.

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