Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Randomly selected Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, Mich., will have the opportunity to receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford.

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Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

Photo via Flickr/Washington State House Republicans

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Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

Nearly three dozen National Drive Electric Week events are being held in states that are a part of Midwest EVOLVE. Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

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Seven States Host Midwest Clean Air Events

The Evolve program emphasizes the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of plug-in electric cars. The vehicles are being showcased in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Photo of i3 charging port courtesy of BMW.

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BMW Touts Electrified Vehicle Sales Milestone

The BMW Group has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2017, which marks a more than 70% increase for an automaker that has been aggressively adding plug-in hybrids to its lineup in the past year.

Overhead lines, like these in Siemens' Swedish demo eHighway, will provide power for trucks. Photo: Siemens

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Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Gas & Electric

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric Saves with Auxiliary Power System

Using Volta's Electric Auxiliary Power System, OG&E workers can operate equipment with the engine off for a greener operation, a quiet service, and a more efficient fleet.

Photo of 2017 Niro Launch Edition courtesy of Kia.

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Kia Niro Shoppers Can Now Order a Test Drive Via Alexa

Shoppers interested in purchasing a Kia Niro hybrid crossover can now request a test drive through Amazon's Alexa service without heading to a dealership.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

Photo of Toyota Avalon Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

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Toyota Recalls Avalon and Camry Hybrid Sedans

The recall, tied to misassembled front drive shafts, affects 671 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

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