Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

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2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

For the 2017 model year, the Ford Fusion added 20 driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, and the Ford SYNC3 Infotainment system. It is available with several hybrid options.

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Kia Adds Niro PHEV for 2018

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

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

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Electric, Hybrid Trucks to Exceed 1.6 Million Units by 2027

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.

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Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

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.

Photo of 2018 Clarity PHEV courtesy of Honda.

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Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Starts at $34,290

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will retail for $34,290, which is more expensive than its main competitor, the Chevrolet Volt.

Photo of Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid car courtesy of Toyota.

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Faulty Fuse Triggers Toyota Prius Plug-in Recall

The recall, set to begin in January, covers about 39,900 cars in the 2012-2015 model years.

Photo of 2017 C-Max Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Discontinues C-Max Hybrid, Plug-in Cars

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.

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

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Workhorse to Debut Electric Delivery Van at CES

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.

Videos

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Crash Test

The 2017 Hyundai Hybrid aced all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashworthiness tests, including the driver-side small overlap crash test, and qualified for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Video courtesy of IIHS/YouTube. For the full story, click here.

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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.

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