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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could see their best year yet in 2017 with several new price-competitive models rolling out. According to an overview by the New York Times, automakers are seeing plug-in hybrids as an important stepping stone for car buyers to consider their first electrified vehicles. Making them more affordable is part of the […]

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Toyota added to its World Green Car victories yesterday with the Prius Prime taking the 2017 title at the New York International Auto Show. Last year’s winner was the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. The Prius Prime was one of 12 global entry vehicles assessed by a jury panel of 75 auto journalists from […]

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Cadillac brought its CT6 PHV plug-in hybrid over from China in late March, with U.S. sales starting in April. Cadillac spokesman Donny Nordlicht confirmed with Inside EVs the luxury electric sedan’s arrival in late March when shipments to dealers started. None of them received delivery until April, when about 100 units made it to Cadillac dealers. […]

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The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid has been doing so well in sales this year that they’re moving off lots quickly and dealers are asking for more. Toyota has been happy to see the sales figures so far this year, with 2,728 units sold in the U.S. during January and February. Demand has been strong […]

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Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]

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Ford is rolling out a one-year trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans to support London’s clean air targets. The project is supported by Transport for London, which operates the local transport system. Ford said the trial fleet will operate in everyday use across a cross-section of city-based businesses. It’s scheduled to launch […]

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Bentley says plug-in hybrid drivetrains make the most sense for its elite-class customer base – enough to offer them as an option for all its ultra-luxury vehicles. Speaking last week at Automotive News World Congress, held in Detroit in conjunction with the auto show, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that all Bentley models will have […]

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California has by far the most registered plug-in vehicles, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids, than any other U.S. state, and a new survey suggests that consumers want even more. The survey of more than 800 Californians conducted by Vrge Analytics last August found that 43 percent would consider buying or leasing an electric vehicle […]

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September auto sales numbers are in, and like the U.S., Germany’s battery electrics and plug-in hybrids saw a huge gain. The KBA, Germany’s motor transit authority, recorded 1,641 new all-electric cars on the roads in September, up 77 percent from September 2015, along with 1,420 plug-in hybrids, up 37 percent from September 2015. Between them […]

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Volvo is rolling out a more affordable version of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in the European market. The new version –  the V60 D5 Twin Engine – starts in the UK starts at £38,105 (about $51,000). That’s about 24 percent cheaper than the D6, which has been selling for £50,175 (or $67,250). It will […]

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