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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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Honda Canada will have level two electric chargers at nearly two-thirds of its dealer network by the end of this year. Instead of waiting until they have an EV or plug-in hybrid on the lot to sell, 152 Honda Canada dealers are getting proactive about infrastructure. Those dealers have committed to at least two level […]

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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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Audi has just released the fourth generation of the A8, with its AI traffic jam pilot and 48-volt electrical system – and a plug-in hybrid is to follow. During a launch ceremony yesterday at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, the company said the full-size sedan has a “systematically electrified drive” and will be the first […]

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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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The BMW i8’s sports car performance and small car fuel economy won it the International Engine of the Year award for the third year in a row. The i8 plug-in hybrid took the award in the 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter displacement category. Winners were recognized Wednesday during the Engine Expo trade fair in Stuttgart. Judges have […]

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The all-electric range provided by a plug-in hybrid is the biggest reason to buy one, but that did not stop Kelley Blue Book from naming a 25-mile range Toyota over a 53-mile range Chevrolet. For the 2017 list of “5 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000,” Toyota’s Prius Prime took top honors over the runner […]

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Porsche is now positioning the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid as the flagship in the Panamera line for its power delivery. The German automaker sees the all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid sports car hitting impressive performance numbers for power and torque. The Volkswagen division says it also emphasizes the “high importance of electromobility to Porsche.” The […]

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BMW AG has recalled more than 19,000 i3 range-extended (REx) vehicles sold in the U.S. due to potential fuel vapor leaks that could cause a fire. The recall affects 2014 to 2017 model year models manufactured between March 2014 and December 2016. BMW discovered the car’s fuel tank vent line can rub against the sleeve […]

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The Nissan-Renault Alliance has made a 180-degree course correction on its view of future hybrids after taking a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Speaking with British publication Auto Express, Takashi Shirakawa, head of Nissan’s European research and development, confirmed that the Japanese automaker is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle. Shirakawa hinted that the […]

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