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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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June 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars has released its monthly sales numbers for hybrid and electrified vehicles for June 2018. Overall sales decreased from May, but increased over this month last year. Tesla, Toyota and Ford had particularly good months, with Honda’s new models also performing well. Tesla’s increased production numbers in the month of June contributed to its high sales total for the…

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Crosstrek PHEV to have limited distribution

The new Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid will hit showrooms this fall, but only in select states. In order to comply with California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, the hybrid from Subaru will only be sold in the ten states that have implemented the regulations. According to Torque News, the PHEV will be sold in Maryland, but Subaru has yet to officially confirm this.…

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Room for two: PHEVs and full electrics can coexist

For those consumers interested in an electrified vehicle, the question has become whether to go full electric or to purchase a plug-in hybrid. In a new piece for Green Car Reports, John Briggs answers the question: there’s room for consumers to have both. For short rides, such as commutes to work or errands around the block, both a plug-in hybrid…

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May 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars published its monthly round-up of hybrid sales. May 2018 showed sales up year on year and from last month. Plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles pushed the growth in sales. Full hybrids, however, saw a continued decrease as the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion sold fewer models. There were 31,918 hybrid cars sold in May, with the Toyota…

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April 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars published its April 2018 Hybrid Sales report, with the month coming in lower than the previous year. As is becoming a trend, PHEVs and all-electric models did well year-on-year, while full hybrid sales decreased against the metric. There were 25,019 hybrid cars sold in April, an 18% decrease from 2017 and a 12.8% decrease from March. Toyota again…

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February 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybridcars.com has released its February 2018 hybrid sales report, offering a slightly subdued update for hybrids but a positive report for EVs and PHEVs. There were 8,344 BEVs sold in the U.S. in February. Sales of EVs increased year on year, with the Tesla Model 3 and Model X receiving a modest boost. The Chevrolet Bolt also saw an increase…

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Three Plug-In Hybrids That Make Financial Sense

CheatSheet.com has profiled three plug-in hybrids that make great financial sense when compared to gasoline-only counterparts: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: This plug-in model starts at $34,495 when you account for the $7,500 tax credit available. The Pacifica Hybrid can travel about 30 miles on a full charge and gets 80 MPGe, saving drivers more than $1,500 per year compared to a…

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Three plug-in hybrids that make financial sense

CheatSheet.com says that car buyers interested in plug-in hybrids now have more affordable choices than ever before. The site highlighted these three plug-in hybrids that make great financial sense compared to gasoline-only alternatives: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: A $7,500 tax credit reduces the cost to $34,495. Drivers can save more than $1,500 a year in fuel compared to a standard Pacifica. Toyota Prius Prime: With a $4,500…

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USA Today: Scads of new electric, hybrid offerings on the way

Noting that “gas prices are low, but interest in alternate energy and fuel efficient vehicles remains high,” USA Today recently showcased nearly a dozen new electric and hybrid vehicles on the market. The featured cars include the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Toyota Highlander, and 2016 Volvo S90. The article notes that interest…

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