Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Reyna Ayala with the East Orange County (Calif.) Water District is one of the Ford Fusion plug-in vehicle’s most frequent users, helping increase utilization of the EV. Photo courtesy of EOCWD


Low-Budget Greening for Fleets and Maintenance Facilities

From becoming a more environmentally friendly shop to increasing utilization and right-sizing vehicles, fleets can take a number of steps for a cleaner fleet and operation.

Photo of Depew courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota's Depew on Fleet Sales in 2018

Fleet represents 10% of all Toyota sales. In MY-2018, two new Toyota models debuted, the all-new Camry and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Also, Toyota Safety Sense became standard in nearly all Toyotas in MY-2018.

Photo of 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Provides 650 Miles of Range

Hyundai has begun selling its 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, which offers more than 650 miles of range, including 29 miles in electric mode, Hyundai has announced.

Photo courtesy of Honda.


Honda to Relaunch Insight Hybrid for 2019

Honda plans to relaunch its Insight gasoline-electric hybrid as a 2019 model powered by the company's new two-motor hybrid system as a larger five-passenger sedan, Honda announced.


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.

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.


10 Top Engines of 2018 Named

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.

Photo of the 2017 Fusion Hybrid SE courtesy of Ford.


Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

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.

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr


Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

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.

Photo: XL Hybrids.


Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

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.

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


Hyundai Donates Ioniq Hybrids to National Park Service

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.

This channel covers new gasoline-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), hydraulic hybrid technology used in trucks, diesel-electric hybrids, hybrid vehicle battery technology, and buses and transit vehicles that use these powertrains.


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