Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Starts at $34,290

Photo of 2018 Clarity PHEV courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will retail for $34,290, which is more expensive than its main competitor, the Chevrolet Volt.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2018-MY

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Faulty Fuse Triggers Toyota Prius Plug-in Recall

Photo of Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid car courtesy of Toyota.

The recall, set to begin in January, covers about 39,900 cars in the 2012-2015 model years.

Tags: Toyota, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2012-MY, Toyota Prius, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Safety

November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Discontinues C-Max Hybrid, Plug-in Cars

Photo of 2017 C-Max Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford is phasing out its hybrid and plug-in hybrid C-Max models, and will focus on a new generation of electrified vehicles that will be developed by its internal Team Edison, the company has confirmed.

Tags: Ford, Ford C-Max, Discontinued Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse to Debut Electric Delivery Van at CES

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Workhorse Group Inc. will showcase its latest electric delivery van at CES 2018, along with its previously unveiled plug-in hybrid pickup truck and a hybrid electric helicopter.

Tags: Workhorse, Workhorse W-15, Battery-Electric Vehicles, CES

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Three More Hyundai Cars Win Top IIHS Award

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport all qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: Hyundai, IIHS, Small Cars, Crash Tests, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Santa Fe, Headlights, Automatic Braking, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety, Hyundai Ioniq, Mid-Size SUVs

October 17, 2017 - Global News

Volvo's Performance Brand Launches Plug-in Hybrid

Image of the Polestar 1 concept courtesy of the Volvo.

Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China, Global

October 17, 2017 - Industry News

W.B. Mason Adds Workhorse Hybrid-Electric Step Van to Fleet

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group

Office products dealer W.B. Mason has taken delivery of its first Workhorse electric, range-extended step van, leased through Ryder System.

Tags: Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Hybrid Trucks, Step Vans

October 13, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Land Rover to Offer Plug-in Range Rover for 2019

Photo of 2018 Range Rover courtesy of Land Rover.

Land Rover's flagship Range Rover SUV will arrive with a plug-in hybrid variant for the 2019 model year, after an interior and technology update for the 2018 model year, the company announced.

Tags: Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover, Luxury SUVs, 2019-MY, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

October 13, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Range Rover Sport Adds Plug-in Hybrid for 2019

Photo of 2018 Range Rover Sport courtesy of Land Rover.

Land Rover's Range Rover Sport will add light updates in 2018 ahead of bigger changes for the 2019 model year that include a plug-in hybrid variant of the luxury SUV, the company has announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Luxury SUVs, Land Rover Range Rover, 2019-MY

October 12, 2017 - Press Release

XL Hybrids Raises $22M to Expand Fleet Business

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million in venture capital funding to expand its sale and distribution of fleet vehicle electrification solutions to major customers across North America.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Venture Capital

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Electrification Team

Ford has begun coordinating the development of its electrified vehicle initiative by setting up an internal team known as "Team Edison" as it begins rolling out 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years, according to a company spokesperson.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Research and Development

October 2, 2017 - Global News

Unilever to Electrify Entire Fleet by 2030

A Tesla fleet vehicle for Ben and Jerry's, which is a Unilever brand. Photo courtesy of Unilever.

Unilever has committed to converting its entire fleet to be battery-electric or hybrid-electric by 2030, which is part of the organizations commitment to encouraging commitments on electric transport.

Tags: Unilever, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

Cummins showed off its new electric concept truck at the NACV show. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Tags: Meritor, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, NACV Show

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Investing $373M in Five Plants

Photo of assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in West Virginia courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five assembly plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain that will make its debut in the Highlander Hybrid, the automaker announced.

Tags: Toyota, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Assembly Plants

September 26, 2017 - Global News

Chery to Bring Compact SUV to Europe in 2018

Photo courtesy of Chery.

Chery will introduce its Exeed compact SUV in Europe in 2018, and will offer three powertrain variants, including a plug-in hybrid.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chery

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

September 25, 2017 - Product News

BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

BorgWarner offers the growing hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market a broad product portfolio to help meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. Image: BorgWarner

BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Electric Vehicles, BorgWarner, Hybrid Trucks, NACV Show

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

Mass. Agencies Awarded $1.3M to Deploy XL Hybrids Vehicles

Matthew Beaton, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, shared details of the state's plan at a press conference. Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

Past vehicle conversions for Massachusetts state agencies have saved 650 gallons of gasoline to date and the agencies expect to save nearly 82,000 gallons over the life of the systems.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 19, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Photo of 2019 S560e courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2019-MY, Luxury Sedans

September 15, 2017 - Global News

Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Photo of London road in Knightsbridge courtesy of Allen Watkin via Wikimedia Commons.

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Tags: United Kingdom, Emissions Reduction, London, Global, Uber

September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Launches Fleet Electrification Pilot

Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of General Services

The pilot will last 42-60 months, giving the commonwealth the opportunity to identify the sustainability, operational ease, maintenance, and resale value of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive 47 Electric Miles

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid sedan can achieve 47 electrified miles before running in gasoline mode and provides an overall range of 340 miles, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, EPA, 2018-MY

September 9, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Highlanders Recalled for Roof Accessories

Graphic courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall covers 1,121 2017 model-year Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUVs.

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Toyota Highlander, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, Safety, Mid-Size SUVs

September 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Land Rover to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2020

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electrified versions across its lineup by 2020, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid models, the company announced.

Tags: Jaguar Land Rover, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Jaguar

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Randomly selected Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, Mich., will have the opportunity to receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Industry Research, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Domino's Pizza

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