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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

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

10 Top Engines of 2018 Named

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

Two Ford engines appeared on WardsAuto's 10 Best Engines for 2018, while four alternative fuel powertrains also made the list, the media outlet announced.

Tags: Wards Auto, Engines, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford F-150, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Jaguar XF, Ford Mustang GT, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

Photo of the 2017 Fusion Hybrid SE courtesy of Ford.

The total cost of owning hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts improved in 2017 with 40% of the models studied in Vincentric's annual analysis having a lower TCO, according to the firm.

Tags: Vincentric, TCO, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

Tags: Research, Batteries, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Photo: XL Hybrids.

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Tags: New York, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Verizon

December 6, 2017 - Press Release

Hyundai Donates Ioniq Hybrids to National Park Service

Photo of a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid at Blue Ridge Parkway courtesy of Hyundai

Hyundai donated Ioniq Hybrids to the National Park Service for use in Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, Santa Monica Mountains in California, and National Capital Parks (East) in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Hyundai, National Parks, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 30, 2017 - Industry News

Kia Adds Niro PHEV for 2018

Photo courtesy of Kia.

The Kia Niro PHEV offers an estimated 26-mile all-electric range, and a total driving range of up to 560 miles.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Kia, Kia Niro, Subcompact SUVs, L.A. Auto Show

November 29, 2017 - Industry News

Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

One of the electric trucks that are adding to the growth in future estimates is the Mitsubishi eCanter. (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso)

The overall medium- and heavy-duty truck market is projected to continue its reliance on conventional diesel powertrain for the next decade, but hybrid and electric powertrains populations will increase, with volumes expected to grow from about 125,500 to 1.66 million from 2017 to 2027.

Tags: Truck Sales, Navigant Research, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Electric Trucks

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford has revealed its Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies, capable of driving up to 21 miles on electricity. The vehicle is designed for law enforcement personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Police Vehicles, Ford, Special Service Vehicles, Fuel Costs

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, Automatic Braking, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety, Hyundai Ioniq, Midsize SUVs, Adaptive Headlights

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: Alternative Fuels, Meritor, 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

 

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