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March 22, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Reaps the Rewards of Fleet Electrification

Infographic courtesy of PG&E

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) unveiled the environmental benefits and cost-savings from its fleet electrification efforts.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, PTO, Bucket Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Kia Recalls Niro for Power Steering

Photo of Kia Niro courtesy of Kia.

The recall, set to begin April 7, covers 135 2017-model year hybrid crossovers.

Tags: NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, Kia Niro, Recalls, Kia, Compact SUVs

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Sonata Cars for Seat Belts

Photo of Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

The recall affects more than 977,000 vehicles, including gasoline electric hybrid models, in the 2011 to 2015 model years.

Tags: Hyundai, Seat Belts, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Hyundai Sonata, 2015-MY, Full-Size Sedans, NHTSA, Safety

March 16, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Acura's 2017 MDX Hybrid Starts at $52,935

Photo of 2017-MY MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura's gasoline-electric hybrid 2017 MDX compact SUV will retail for at least $52,935 when it arrives in April, Acura has announced.

Tags: Acura, Pricing, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Hybrids, Work Truck Show

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Photo courtesy of Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Tags: PHEV, Freightliner, Utility Fleets, Drivetrains

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Debuting PHEV, EV Clarity Cars

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda will add battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars to its Clarity nameplate, and plans to show the new vehicles at the New York auto show in April.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, New York Auto Show, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Flagship Sedan Gets Hybrid Model

Photo of 2018 LS 500h courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus will offer a hybrid variant of its flagship LS sedan known as the LS 500h with the 2018 model year, Lexus announced at the Geneva auto show.

Tags: Lexus, Luxury Sedans, Geneva International Motor Show, 2018-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Public Utility to Purchase 500 Plug-In Pickups

Image courtesy of Workhorse

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) has submitted a letter of intent to Workhorse Group for 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks.

Tags: Workhorse, Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Workhorse W-15

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. to Launch $2,000 PHEV Rebate

A Tesla Model S charging at a Tesla Supercharger station. Photo: Eric Gandarilla

New York state is launching a rebate program for electric vehicles (EVs) that will offer a $2,000 incentive for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Tags: New York, State Grants, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Rebates

March 2, 2017 - Press Release

Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford's F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, XL Hybrids, Ship-Thru, Vehicle Modifiers

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EPA, Fuel Economy

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

BMW Recalls i3 REx for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of BMW.

The recall, expected to begin April 3, covers more than 19,000 cars.

Tags: BMW, Recalls, Alternative Fuels, 2014-MY, BMW i3, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Range Extender

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, Pricing

February 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Volvo to Debut V90 Wagon, XC90 PHEV in Chicago

Photo of XC90 Excellence courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars will unveil a pair of 2018 models at the Chicago Auto Show, including the XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid SUV and V90 Cross Country luxury wagon, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Volvo, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Chicago Auto Show, 2018-MY, Luxury SUVs

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt Win Top Safety Honors

The two plug-in hybrids qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, while two all-electric vehicles come up short in recent safety evaluations from IIHS.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, IIHS, Crash Tests, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Tesla Model S, Headlights, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 27, 2017 - Global News

Ukraine Police Orders Large Batch of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs

Photo of the Outlander PHEV courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors.

Mitsubishi Corp. has secured a deal for the sale of 635 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle's (PHEV) in Ukraine.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ukraine, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Ioniq Availability Announced

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai will begin selling its gasoline-electric hybrid and battery-electric 2017 Ioniq models by April 1, and offer its plug-in hybrid Ioniq by Sept. 1, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, Hyundai Ioniq, Washington Auto Show

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Starts at $27,180

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan’s 2017 Rogue Hybrid compact SUV will retail for at least $27,180 and is available now at Nissan dealers in the West, Northwest, and Mountain regions, the automaker announced.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan Rogue, 2017-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Starts at $23,790

Photo of 2017 Niro courtesy of Kia.

Kia Motors' 2017 Niro hybrid crossover will retail for at least $23,790 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, the Korean automaker announced.

Tags: Pricing, Kia, Compact SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, Kia Niro

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Kia Teases Niro Hybrid SUV in TV Ad

Photo of 2017 Niro courtesy of Kia.

Kia Motors is teasing its 2017 Niro hybrid compact SUV with two television ads narrated by actress Melissa McCarthy that will air during Super Bowl LI, according to the automaker.

Tags: Advertising, Compact SUVs, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, TV Advertisement, Kia Niro, Kia, 2017-MY

January 18, 2017 - Press Release

XL Hybrids Offers Drive System Through Mass. Public Fleet Contract

XL Hybrids, Inc., has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division, to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102.

Tags: XL Hybrids, State Contract, Massachusetts

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