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Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

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XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

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Hyundai Updates Sonata Hybrid, PHEV Sedans

Photo of 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai's Sonata hybrid sedans will receive an exterior redesign, new infotainment features, optional safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist, as well as updates steering and suspension to improve the ride and handling, Hyundai announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Hyundai's 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

The Ioniq PHEV has an EPA rating of 52 mpg combined in gasoline mode.

Hyundai's Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid follows battery-electric and traditional hybrid models. It provides 29 electric miles of driving, as well as 650 miles of total range. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Toyota's Depew on Fleet Sales in 2018

Photo of Depew courtesy of Toyota.

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.

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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.

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2017 Fleet Car of the Year: Ford Fusion

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Crash Test

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.