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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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If you ever thought “sporty” and “Prius” were mutually exclusive terms, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback aims to remedy that. Now entering its 16th year in the U.S. and approaching two decades since the quintessential hybrid car was introduced in Japan in 1997, Toyota has declared the 2016 Prius is no longer just about […]

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Hyundai has introduced a new hybrid-dedicated GDI engine as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission for its front-wheel-drive vehicles. The new 1.6-liter GDI engine was designed from the start to boost power, performance and fuel economy. The powerplant will arrive in markets early next year and is Hyundai’s first engine that combines the Atkinson cycle, […]

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Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It […]

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Model year 2000 marked the beginning of hybrid vehicles sales in the U.S., today there are 41 hybrid passenger cars, trucks and SUVs on the market, but for those just learning about them, consider this an introduction. In essence, a hybrid is an otherwise ordinary vehicle that’s distinguished by its powertrain – or, what makes it […]

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Mitsubishi will be showing up at the Geneva Motor Show with two concept vehicles incorporating electricity in their propulsion mode: the Concept GR-HEV and the Concept CA-MiEV. Ever since it started research and development on electro-mobility back in 1966, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) says it always believed that electric vehicles (EV) would eventually become long-term […]

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