Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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March 10, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

Prototype uses a belt and pulleys to transfer energy between the axle differential and a motor-generator. Production version will mount the motor inside the differential where it will be gear-driven.

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Rule Changes Proposed for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Photo of Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle courtesy of Toyota.<br />

NHTSA seeks to update safety standards for both hydrogen fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles in hopes of providing more flexibility for innovative powertrain technologies.

Tags: Toyota, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, NHTSA, Mild Hybrids

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Mild Hybrid Silverado, Sierra Trucks to Arrive for 2016

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.

Tags: GMC Sierra 1500, General Motors, Large Pickups, Mild Hybrids, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Fuel Economy

February 24, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti's 2016 QX60 Starts at $43,595

Photo of 2016 QX60 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti's 2016 QX60 Pathfinder-based mid-size luxury SUV will start at $43,595 and continue to be available as a gasoline-electric hybrid.

Tags: Infiniti, Pricing, Luxury SUVs

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Using LG Chem Battery Pack

Photo of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan courtesy of FCA US.

LG Chem Power will supply the batteries for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Development of these battery packs will take place at the South Korea-based supplier's plant in Holland, Mich.

Tags: Minivans, LG Chem Power, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Lithium-Ion Batteries

February 18, 2016 - Global News

Honda Shows Two-Motor Hybrid System in Minivan

Photo of Odyseey Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda is showcasing its new two-motor gasoline-electric hybrid system paired with the Odyssey minivan that's now available in Japan, according to the company.

Tags: Honda, Honda Odyssey, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Minivans

February 15, 2016 - Industry News

Fire Risk Prompts Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recall

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

The recall, expected to begin later this month, will address a fire risk in 825 hybrid SUVs in the 2011-2015 model years.

Tags: Volkswagen, 2011-MY, Recalls, Volkswagen Touareg, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Kia Adding Three Hybrids for 2017

Photo of 2017 Optima PHEV courtesy of Kia.

Kia Motors introduced three 2017 model-year gasoline-electric hybrids, including the Optima Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, and Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, at the Chicago Auto Show.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Kia, Chicago Auto Show, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY

February 2, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Cadillac to Discontinue Plug-In ELR

Photo of 2014 Cadillac ELR courtesy of GM.

Cadillac will discontinue its plug-in ELR luxury vehicle after the current generation, a spokesman has confirmed.

Tags: Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, 2016-MY, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Discontinued Vehicles

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Photo of 2016 Prius Four courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Manufacturing, Japan, Toyota Prius, Parts

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

FCA Planning Hybrid Trucks, SUVs

Presentation slide courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US plans to introduce a mild hybrid Ram 1500 and its next generation Jeep Wrangler with several alternative powertrains to meet increasing stringent tailpipe emissions standards and fuel economy regulations.

Tags: FCA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, Chrysler Pacifica

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

FCA Ending Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart to Focus on Trucks, SUVs

Photo of 2016 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA US.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will eventually discontinue the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart, increase Jeep SUV and Ram truck production, and roll out additional hybrids as part of its business plan leading toward 2018.

Tags: FCA, Jeep, Ram Truck, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Discontinued Vehicles

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Bosch's Smart Gas Pedal Lowers Fuel Consumption

Infographic courtesy of Bosch.

Bosch has developed the active gas pedal, which notifies the driver when to lighten pressure on the pedal, promotes lowered fuel consumption, and issues warnings to drivers when they are speeding.

Tags: Smart Technology, Fuel Efficiency

January 27, 2016 - Press Release

XL Hybrids Named to Global Cleantech 100 List

Photo of 2014 GMC Savana 3500 LT passenger van with XL3 powertrain courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has been named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list that's produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporations to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Recognition

January 22, 2016 - Global News

British Hauling Company Adds Fuso Hybrid Truck to Fleet

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

A British transport company, Evans European Transport, which specializes in refrigerated transport and is based in Grimsby at the mouth of the Humber where it flows into the North Sea, recently added a Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid to its fleet for food transport.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, United Kingdom, Food and Beverage Fleets

January 22, 2016 - Industry News

Camry Hybrid Police Cars Reduce Ark. Agency's Costs

Screenshot courtesy of Toyota.

The City of Arkadelphia, Ark., has lowered its budget costs by 3% by replacing its aging fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with Toyota Camry Hybrid police cars, according to Toyota.

Tags: Police Fleets, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 22, 2016 - Industry News

Atlanta Receives First EVs in Vision Fleet Deal

Photo via Vision Fleet

The City of Atlanta took delivery of its first five plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Vision Fleet, as part of a 50-vehicle electric vehicle (EV) pilot program.

Tags: City of Atlanta, Vision Fleet, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Municipal Leasing

January 20, 2016 - Press Release

Vision Fleet Added to GSA Schedule

Vision Fleet has been added to the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule under a five-year contract as a provider of transportation, delivery and relocation solutions to deploy electric-drive vehicles in federal fleets.

Tags: Federal Fleet, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vision Fleet, Municipal Leasing

January 15, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

2016 Infiniti Q70 Sedans Start at $50,755

Photo of 2016 Q70 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti's 2016 Q70 luxury sedan will retail for at least $50,755 for the base model in a lineup that also includes long wheelbase models and a gasoline-electric hybrid.

Tags: Infiniti, Luxury Sedans, Pricing, 2016-MY

January 15, 2016 - Global News

EV Sales Expected to Grow 433% by 2021

While alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) – including hybrids and pure electric – are gaining consumer acceptance in the European Union (EU) these reduced emission offerings are still a comparatively low percentage of overall vehicle sales in the market.

Tags: France, United Kingdom, Norway, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Kia Shows Telluride PHEV SUV Concept

Photo of Telluride PHEV SUV concept courtesy of Kia.

Kia Motors America showed its full-size Telluride SUV concept with three rows, a seven-passenger capacity, and plug-in hybrid powertrain at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Kia, Large SUVs, Detroit Auto Show

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

Photo courtesy of BMC

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford E-350, Step Vans, BMC, Construction Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Adds Two Fusion Sedans, Updates Hybrids

Photo of 2017 Fusion Platinum by Mike Antich.

Ford has added two models to its mid-size Fusion sedan lineup for 2017, including the V-6-powered Sport and top-line Premium models, adding twin-turbocharging and all-wheel drive as enhancements.

Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Ford Fusion Energi, Midsize Sedans, 2017-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 11, 2016 - Industry News

Volkswagen's Tiguan PHEV Concept Reaches 580 Miles

Photo of Tiguan GTE Active Concept courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's Tiguan GTE Active Concept features a plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Tiguan, Detroit Auto Show



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