Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

Photo of a Prince George's County cargo van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

Tags: Cargo Vans, XL Hybrids, County Fleets, Sustainability

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Photo courtesy of Mini.

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mini Cooper, Vehicle Testing

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Toyota Prius, Brakes, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY, 2017-MY

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

Photo via Flickr/Donald Lee Pardue

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Federal Fleet, NASA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Philly Purchases Plug-in Hybrids for Police

Mayor Jim Kenney is pictured at a news conference wih one of the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia, Pa., is adding plug-in hybrid vehicles to its Police Department for community outreach. By January, the city will have 17 plug-in hybrids across multiple departments.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, City of Philadelphia

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adds 50 Hybrid Delivery Trucks to Chicago

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids

Lightning Hybrid converted the vehicles to the hybrid systems. They were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago.

Tags: UPS, Chicago, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Lightning Systems

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Montgomery County Adds Hybrid Ford Vans

Photo of a Ford Transit Van upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Md. The 15 upfit Ford Transit vans add to the 10 existing Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet.

Tags: Montgomery County, XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, Ford Econoline

September 22, 2016 - Global News

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Photo courtesy of EDI

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Investors, China

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Prius for Air Bags

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

The recall covers 7,600 2016 model-year gasoline-electric hybrid cars that need new front passenger air bag assemblies.  

Tags: Toyota, Recalls, Toyota Prius, Air Bags, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Chevrolet Volt Earns Top Safety Honor

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid car a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, IIHS, Crash Tests, Chevrolet Volt, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, 2017-MY

September 13, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Porsche to Unveil Plug-In Hybrid Panamera

Porsche will unveil a fourth vehicle in its Panamera lineup — the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid — that will provide an electric range of 31 miles at the Paris Motor Show, the automaker announced.

Tags: Porsche, 2018-MY, Paris Motor Show, Luxury Sedans

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

Hyundai Prices 2017 Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In

Photo of the 2017 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has announced retail pricing for its Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-In Hybrid that will receive light updates for the 2017 model year.

Tags: Hyundai, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Hyundai Sonata, Midsize Sedans, 2017-MY, Pricing

September 12, 2016 - Global News

Dubai Adds Hybrids for Police, Taxi Service

Dubai police have received four Toyota Prius cars from Al-Futtaim Motors, bringing the total number of hybrids in the fleet to 10.

Tags: Toyota Prius, Dubai, Taxi Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Idaho City Adding EVs, PHEVs

Photo of 2016 Leaf courtesy of Nissan

The City of Boise, Idaho, plans to add six battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to its fleet and invest in additional charging stations throughout the city.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Battery-Electric Vehicles, City Fleets

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Nissan Introduces Rogue Hybrid for 2017

Photo of the 2017 Rogue SL courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is introducing a gasoline-electric hybrid Rogue compact SUV for 2017 that's expected to deliver 35 mpg on the highway, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Rogue, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 31, 2016 - Executive Fleet News

Audi Updates A3 Sportback e-tron for 2017

Photo of 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron by Vince Taroc.

Audi is refreshing its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid for 2017 with expanded technology features such as its virtual dashboard, rear-view camera, Apple CarPlay, and forward automatic braking.

Tags: Audi, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Audi A3, 2017-MY

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Funds XL Hybrids' Electric-Powered Reach Vans

Photo of Reach van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received test funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the clean energy business’s implementation of the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System on the Isuzu Reach.

Tags: Isuzu, XL Hybrids, U.S. Department of Energy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 27, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS250h Cars for Suspension

Photo of Toyota RAV4 courtesy of Toyota.

The recall, due to get under way Sept. 30, covers more than 337,000 vehicles built from 2005 to 2010.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, Toyota RAV4, 2010-MY, Recalls, 2006-MY, Compact SUVs, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Luxury Sedans

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

N.Y. Municipality Acquires Largest Municipal Utility EV Fleet in State

Photo courtesy of New York Power Authority.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) partnered with Fairport Electric to create the largest municipal utility electric vehicle fleet in the state.

Tags: New York, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Audit: Indy-Vision Fleet Deal Poorly Executed

A new report from the Indianapolis Office of Audit and Performance faults the then-mayor Greg Ballard's administration for its poorly executed plan to lease 425 electric vehicles through Vision Fleet.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet, Audits

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Photo of 2016 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.

Tags: Vincentric, TCO, Audi Q5, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Toyota Avalon, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Feds Add Hybrids to Two Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

Photo of the Freightliner at Denali National Park and Preserve courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Two federal entities have added hybrid vehicles into their fleet in response to President Obama's call for tougher goals for renewable energy in federal buildings and lower emission vehicles in the federal fleet.

Tags: Hydraulic Hybrids, National Parks, Lightning Systems, Federal Fleet, Sustainability, NREL, Shuttle Fleet

 

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