Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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April 20, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

Tags: Ram 1500, 2019-MY, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Large Pickups, FCA, Order to Delivery, Truck Orders

April 19, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti Gives More Details About Electrification Initiative

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Tags: Infiniti, China, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 19, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Starts at $26,385

Photo of the 2018 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has reduced the price of its 2018 Sonata Hybrid by $500 on a model that adds standard safety equipment, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2018-MY

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Ford Transit, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL, Hybrid Trucks

April 4, 2018 - Global News

Toyota Unveils Flexible Fuel Hybrid Vehicle for Brazil

Toyota's hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle prototype uses the Toyota Prius as a base model. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota unveiled a prototype of what it’s calling a hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) for the Brazil market, which can be powered by gasoline and alternative fuel, such as ethanol, as well as Toyota’s hybrid system.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Prius, Brazil, Global, Ethanol

April 2, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Lincoln Planning Plug-in Hybrid Aviator

Photo of 2019 Lincoln Aviator courtesy of Ford.

Lincoln will offer a plug-in hybrid version of its new Aviator three-row SUV that it revealed at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, the company announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lincoln, Lincoln Aviator, Three-Row SUVs, Luxury SUVs, 2019-MY

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota's 2019 RAV4 Adds Power, Hybrid Trim

Photo of 2019 RAV4 compact SUV courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's 2019 RAV4 will enter its fifth generation with increased power and fuel economy, as well as an added trim grade that emphasizes the sportiness of the gasoline-electric hybrid model.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota RAV4, New York Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2019-MY

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Honda: 2019 Insight Hybrid Provides 55 MPG in the City

Photo of 2019 Insight hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2019 Insight gasoline-electric hybrid should achieve 55 miles per gallon in city driving, when it arrives at dealer lots this summer, Honda announced.

Tags: Honda, Honda Insight, New York Auto Show, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2019-MY, Fuel Economy

March 23, 2018 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Sonata Hybrids for VPD Switch

Photo of 2017 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 2,840 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD) because it may inadvertently activate.

Tags: Hyundai Sonata, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Recalls, Hyundai, 2017-MY, Safety

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Delivery Fleet Leases Hybrid Step Vans from Ryder

W.B. Mason has taken delivery of four Workhorse E-Gen hybrid-electric vehicles through Ryder. (Photo courtesy of Ryder.)

W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of several Workhorse E-Gen electrified, range-extended step vans on leases from Ryder System, Inc., the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Morgan Olson, Delivery Fleets, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ryder, Leasing

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

2019 Fusion: First Ford to Standardize Driver-Assist Tech

Photo of 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan courtesy of Ford.

Ford will debut its standard driver-assist technology package, Co-Pilot360, on the 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan, which has been named Fleet Car of the Year six times since 2011.

Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford, 2019-MY, Midsize Sedans, Ford Fusion Energi, Lane Keeping System, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Headlights, Automatic Braking

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Starts at $25,990

Photo of 2018 Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan courtesy of Honda.

Honda will begin selling its 2018 Accord Hybrid for $25,990, including destination, on March 23. The Accord Hybrid returns as a traditional gasoline-electric hybrid that replaces the plug-in hybrid Accord that was discontinued after the 2015 model year.

Tags: Honda Accord, Midsize Sedans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2018-MY

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Gives Glimpse Into 2020 Lineup

Ford plans to offer hybrid versions of its F-150 and Explorer by 2020. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is refreshing its vehicle lineup for 2020 with bigger bets on electrification, utility vehicles, and advanced driver-assisting technology, the company's top executives told journalists at a briefing today in Dearborn, Mich.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Lincoln, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, New York Auto Show, Ford Ranger, Ford Bronco, Lincoln Aviator, 2020-MY

March 14, 2018 - Press Release

XL Surpasses 60M Customer Miles

XL has surpassed 60 million customer miles driven and achieved one of its largest deployments of electrified Class 2 to 6 truck technology in 2017. The company also announced the re-branding of the company to XL (from XL Hybrids).

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Milestones

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

From left to right: Chris Langley, VP of Fleet Relations, Hyliion; Jim Park, award committee chair; and Thomas Healy, founder and CEO, Hyliion. Photo courtesy: Jim Winsor Award committee

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Axles, Hybrid Trucks, Hyliion

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Ford, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Systems, Ford Transit

March 1, 2018 - Industry News

Hyliion Offers Week-Long Tests of its Hybrid Tractors

Hyliion is offering free, week-long trials of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE hybrid electric axle for fleets that are interested in the technology. Photo: Hyliion

Hyliion, which produces a hybrid electric axle system for Class 8 trucks, has created a trial fleet of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE system to allow fleets to test the vehicles in their own operations for free.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Hybrid Trucks, Hyliion

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-250, Work Truck Show

February 21, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo Adds V60 Wagon to Subscription Service

Photo of 2019 V60 courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo has debuted its redesigned 2019 V60 station wagon and will offer it as part of its vehicle subscription service known as Care by Volvo.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo V60, Station Wagons, Subscription Services, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2019-MY

February 8, 2018 - Executive Fleet News

2018 Lexus RX Hybrid Starts at $51,615

Photo courtesy of Lexus.

The new three-row crossover is also available in a Luxury edition at $55,550.

Tags: Lexus, Pricing, Luxury SUVs, Lexus RX, Three-Row SUVs, Adaptive Headlights

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Hyundai Updates Sonata Hybrid, PHEV Sedans

Photo of 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai's Sonata hybrid sedans will receive an exterior redesign, new infotainment features, optional safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist, as well as updates steering and suspension to improve the ride and handling, Hyundai announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Sonata, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2018-MY

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus RX and NX for Air Bags

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers approximately 49,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Air Bags, 2015-MY, Toyota, Recalls, 2016-MY, Safety, Toyota Prius, Lexus RX, Lexus NX, Luxury SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Provides 650 Miles of Range

Photo of 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has begun selling its 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, which offers more than 650 miles of range, including 29 miles in electric mode, Hyundai has announced.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2018-MY, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Honda to Relaunch Insight Hybrid for 2019

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda plans to relaunch its Insight gasoline-electric hybrid as a 2019 model powered by the company's new two-motor hybrid system as a larger five-passenger sedan, Honda announced.

Tags: Honda, Honda Insight, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

Tags: Tax Credits, U.S. Congress, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Taxation, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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