Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

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Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

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Calif. Nearly Halfway to 2025 Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

The approximately 68,000 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) sold in California in 2016 represented almost half of the sales level mandated by the state's ZEV mandate for 2025.

Rendering courtesy of Lightning Systems.

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Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

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London Fleets to Test Ford PHEVs

Five fleets are participating in Ford’s Transit plug-in hybrid van London Trial, which is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, including Metropolitan Police Service and a transportation system in London.

Photo: Workhorse

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Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

Ford Fusion Hybrids account for 78% of ADP’s North American sales fleet. These vehicles achieve about 44 mpg in the city and 41 on highways. Photo courtesy of arvind govindaraj via creative commons

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ADP Converts North American Sales Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Four years ago, ADP began converting its fleet to more fuel-efficient and less-polluting vehicles. Eventually, the company decided to convert its entire fleet to hybrid-electric vehicles.

Photo: Thi Dao

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Ford's New Hybrid Police Sedan Doubles Fuel Efficiency

Ford’s all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will get an EPA-estimated 38 mpg combined and is designed for urban or local patrol.

Photo of the Buick Velite 5 courtesy of GM.

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Buick Unveils Velite 5 PHEV in China

General Motors has unveiled the Buick Velite 5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which is a rebranded and modified version of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

Photo of the 2017 Prius Two courtesy of Toyota.

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Toyota Adds Lower-Priced Base Prius

Toyota has introduced a lower-cost Prius gasoline-electric hybrid into its 2017 lineup with the Prius One, that carries a starting price that's $1,210 lower than the Prius Two, according to a Cars Direct report.

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