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High-performance automaker Mercedes-AMG sees that electrification is the way forward, and is working on reinventing itself to meet it. “It’s obvious we’re not going to make the world happy with V8s for the next 200 years, and AMG has shown in the past, with the electric SLS years ago, that it has capabilities in all-electric […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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The next-gen Bugatti Chiron hypercar will get hybrid tech to help make it even faster, according to the company’s CEO. “Electrification will happen,” said Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. The current Chiron uses a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 that makes an absolutely massive 1,479 horsepower. It’s an evolution of the Veyron’s engine that started at 987 horsepower […]

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It’s the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, but Chrysler won’t plug the plug. That is, the new Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan with a plug-in hybrid system – or any hybrid system at all, for that matter. But Chrysler doesn’t want its advertising talking about that plug-in part. With the exception of […]

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An Audi executive revealed more on the automaker’s plan to release three electric vehicles by 2020 and to electrify all of its fleet. During the Audi Summit held in Barcelona last week, Audi Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Roland Villinger confirmed that an all-electric e-tron large SUV will be first with a 2018 launch. It will […]

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Today along with the unveiling of its 10th-generation Accord lineup, Honda revealed its again-revised Accord Hybrid. The Accord Hybrid was only first released in 2015, then pulled from sales for 2016 as the automaker revised it for 2017 – and brought production to Japan and closer to suppliers – and now again, it has been […]

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The all-new Audi A8 was just revealed yesterday, but there is already news leaking about the performance version: it’ll come as a hybrid. The report is from Evo magazine, and the numbers are big. Evo said that the A8’s high-performance model, the S8, will come in S8 and faster S8 Plus forms. In this case, […]

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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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If the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius are presented as solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it may be a toss-up which one wins. This is according to the U.S. EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website which lets consumers determine tailpipe plus upstream emissions, and the difference on a nationally averaged basis is negligible, while regional variations see […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for June were down from a year ago and from May. This trend is likely to continue although the overall decline is relatively […]

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