Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Cummins showed off its new electric concept truck at the NACV show. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“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.

Photo of assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in West Virginia courtesy of Toyota.

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Toyota Investing $373M in Five Plants

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.

Photo courtesy of Chery.

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Chery to Bring Compact SUV to Europe in 2018

Chery will introduce its Exeed compact SUV in Europe in 2018, and will offer three powertrain variants, including a plug-in hybrid.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

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.

BorgWarner offers the growing hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market a broad product portfolio to help meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. Image: BorgWarner

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BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020.

Matthew Beaton, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, shared details of the state's plan at a press conference. Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

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Mass. Agencies Awarded $1.3M to Deploy XL Hybrids Vehicles

Past vehicle conversions for Massachusetts state agencies have saved 650 gallons of gasoline to date and the agencies expect to save nearly 82,000 gallons over the life of the systems.

Photo of 2019 S560e courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will bring a new generation of its plug-in hybrid S-Class sedan to the U.S. market in the middle of 2019. The automaker debuted the sedan at the Frankfurt International Auto Show earlier this month.

Photo of London road in Knightsbridge courtesy of Allen Watkin via Wikimedia Commons.

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Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of General Services

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Pa. Launches Fleet Electrification Pilot

The pilot will last 42-60 months, giving the commonwealth the opportunity to identify the sustainability, operational ease, maintenance, and resale value of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

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Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive 47 Electric Miles

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid sedan can achieve 47 electrified miles before running in gasoline mode and provides an overall range of 340 miles, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

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