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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

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Release Two Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Vehicles

Photo of 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced it will offer two new pursuit-rated hybrid-electric police vehicles by 2020.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

BMW's 530e Hybrid Sedan Retails for $52,395

Photo of 2018 530e courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 530e iPerformance hybrid sedan will retail for at least $52,395, while the all-wheel-drive model will start at $54,695, BMW announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: BMW, Luxury Sedans, BMW 5 Series, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Retails for $34,495

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will retail for at least $34,495 after the federal $7,500 tax credit when it arrives in dealer showrooms by April 1, FCA has announced.

Tags: FCA, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Minivans, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck

Photo of Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Detroit Auto Show, Emissions Reduction

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford has announced that the F-150 will be electrified by 2020. Pictured is a gasoline powered 2017 F-150 XLT courtesy of Ford.

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Transit Custom

December 19, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

BMW to Produce Plug-In 5 Series Sedan

Photo of 2018 530e courtesy of BMW.

BMW will produce a plug-in hybrid 5 Series model for the 2018 model year that slots as the fourth plug-in hybrid model along with the 330e, 740e xDrive, and X5 xDrive40e, BMW has announced.

Tags: BMW, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, BMW 5 Series, Luxury Sedans, Detroit Auto Show

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Utility Electrifies its Fleet

Photo via Flickr/Paul Krueger

San Diego Gas & Electric (Calif.) is expanding its use of alternative fuels with more electrified vehicles for its fleet and more EV charging stations for its customers.

Tags: Bucket Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids, Hybrid Electric Powertrain, Light-Duty Trucks, Hybrid-Electric Truck

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota's New Powertrains Reduce Fuel Consumption

Photo of 2.5L engine courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has developed a more efficient four-cylinder engine, two transmissions, and a next-generation hybrid powertrain, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Toyota, Engines, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Wards Names 10 Best Engines of 2017

Schematic courtesy of FCA US.

Wards Auto picked seven turbocharged engines and three hybrid-electric motors as its top powerplants for the 2017 model year.

Tags: Ward's 10 Best Engines, Engines, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

Tags: New York City, XL Hybrids, Emissions Reduction, Hybrid Vans

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse to Present Working Hybrid Pickup Concept

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. will present a working concept truck of the W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck for fleet usage, at the ACT Expo conference from May 1 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Workhorse, Light-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, EPA, Fuel Economy, Minivans, 2017-MY, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Toyota RAV4 Adds Standard Safety Package

Photo of 2017 RAV4 Hybrid Limited courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's safety package becomes standard on all RAV4 models for the 2017 model year, and the nameplate also adds premium and sporty models, Toyota has announced.

Tags: Toyota, Active Safety Systems, Toyota RAV4, 2017-MY



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