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The shape of things to come for top-of-the-range Volkswagen products has been shown in Shanghai with the unveiling of the C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept. A four-door concept car designed with the Chinese market in mind, this “coupe” is powered by what VW calls an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system. The plug-in hybrid system […]

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Cadillac has announced the CT6 plug-in-hybrid version of its newly reveled flagship as expected in Shangahi. According to the automaker, the new four-cylinder turbo-based PHEV system is projected to more than double the fuel economy of its conventional powertrain siblings. “The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac […]

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Volvo Cars has revealed its XC90 PHEV will start at $68,100 before any tax incentives. Considered the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Volvo will bring its XC90 T8 Twin Engine to the United States this summer. This PHEV version of the new XC90 is powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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As more and more electrified vehicles enter the world’s auto fleet, and as better battery technologies combine with higher levels of battery production, the cost of storing energy in an automobile continues to plummet. According to an article by Climate Progress, by some measures, the price – calculated in terms of cost per kilowatt-hour of […]

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General Motors has wowed electrified vehicle enthusiasts by announcing the most effective plug-in hybrid – the 2016 Volt – and one of the highest-mpg midsized sedans – the 2016 Malibu Hybrid – but a mystery surrounds these cars’ comparative efficiency. The issue is this: The 1.5-liter-based Volt’s drive unit – its electrified transmission – and […]

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This week Cadillac revealed its flagship CT6, it’s believed news of a plug-in hybrid version will be forthcoming later this month, and this is to be the first of several new plug-in electrified Cadillacs to come this decade. The automaker is revamping its product assortment, and General Motors’ premium brand is planning for electrification in […]

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The BMW i8 won the title of 2015 World Green Car during the New York International Auto Show. This is the second year in a row the BMW i brand wins this award, having won it last year with the BMW i3. BMW’s BlueMotion technology won the very same award in 2010. For 2015, the […]

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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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Mercedes’ C 350 e plug-in hybrid has been certified as being environmental compatible. The German plug-in hybrid satisfies all criteria of an environmentally responsible product development pursuant to ISO standard TR 14062, as confirmed by the auditors of the TÜV Süd authorities. Mercedes-Benz explained it analyzes the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire […]

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