Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Photo of i3 charging port courtesy of BMW.

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BMW Touts Electrified Vehicle Sales Milestone

The BMW Group has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2017, which marks a more than 70% increase for an automaker that has been aggressively adding plug-in hybrids to its lineup in the past year.

Overhead lines, like these in Siemens' Swedish demo eHighway, will provide power for trucks. Photo: Siemens

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Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Gas & Electric

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric Saves with Auxiliary Power System

Using Volta's Electric Auxiliary Power System, OG&E workers can operate equipment with the engine off for a greener operation, a quiet service, and a more efficient fleet.

Photo of 2017 Niro Launch Edition courtesy of Kia.

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Kia Niro Shoppers Can Now Order a Test Drive Via Alexa

Shoppers interested in purchasing a Kia Niro hybrid crossover can now request a test drive through Amazon's Alexa service without heading to a dealership.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

Photo of Toyota Avalon Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

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Toyota Recalls Avalon and Camry Hybrid Sedans

The recall, tied to misassembled front drive shafts, affects 671 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

Photo courtesy of Toyota

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Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

Photo of 2018 Accord Touring courtesy of Honda.

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Honda Redesigns Accord, Accord Hybrid for 2018

Honda is redesigning its Accord mid-size sedan, and hybrid variant, for 2018 by adding a 10-speed transmission and reworking the exterior design with a sportback-style rear roof and reworked front end.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities Coalition.

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Chicago Clean Cities Hosts Electrified Vehicle Ride and Drive

Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County are hosting a seminar and ride and drive in River Forest, Ill., centered on electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

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