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Jeep Electrifies Renegade & Compass With Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

The Jeep Renegade and Compass are going green in 2020.  However, Jeep isn’t exactly jumping on the typical EV bandwagon.  Both plug-in hybrids feature a revolutionary electric all-wheel drive system. Jeep found a better way to make a lasting impression at the Geneva International Motor Show recently. The brand unveiled two new plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Compass for all the world to see. Yes, you read that right. After dominating last year’s headlines with the all-new Glad...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Jeep, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, FCA US LLC, Geneva International Motor Show, Car News, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


Audi bringing four new PHEV models to Geneva

Filed under: Green,Geneva Motor Show,Audi,Crossover,Sedan,Hybrid,Luxury 'TFSI e' moniker differentiates A6, A7, A8, and Q5 plug-in hybrids.Continue reading Audi bringing four new PHEV models to Geneva Audi bringing four new PHEV models to Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review – The Waiting Was the Hardest Part

The idea was as obvious as it was brilliant. Take the hottest segment of motor vehicles on the market and stick an improbably high fuel economy figure on the window sticker. The hybrid revolution made the ungainly Prius a certified success — so why not a crossover? And why not add a plug to it, […] The post 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review – The Waiting Was the Hardest Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Car Reviews, Mitsubishi, Hybrids, Outlander, Phev, Outlander PHEV, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover

Earlier this year, the Blue Oval raised the ire of die-hard fans when it was rumoured the company would use the Mach 1 name on an upcoming electrified vehicle. Ford might be making some odd decisions lately, like refusing to bring the Ranger Raptor to America, but they’re not completely tone deaf. Which helps explain […] The post Ford Trademarks ‘Mach E’ – You Know It’ll Be a Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, Electric, Mustang, Mach, Crossover, Phev, Blue Oval, Bev, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electrified, Ford Mach E, Mach E


2018 Kia Niro PHEV Review – A Spreadsheet Nerd’s Dream

Life gets in the way. No matter how much you plan, there will always be circumstances that, at the very least, interfere with that plan — if not throw it completely out the window. For instance, when I test a car that specifically touts efficiency, I always plan a relatively rigorous regimen of fuel economy […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Car Reviews, Kia, PHEVs, Hybrid, Phev, Kia Niro, Kia Niro Plug-in, 2018 Kia Niro PHEV, Kia Niro PHEV Review


2019 Kia Niro EV Completes the Lineup with a Specialty Green Model

Battery-electric model joins hybrid and PHEV, uses 64.0-kWh battery pack and offers DC fast charging.
Tags: News, Phev, Kia Niro


Letter From The UK: The Rejection of Autonomous Cars

“If you build it they will come” may apply to baseball fields but autonomous cars are a different story. The timeline for autonomous vehicles is right around the corner, but are we moving too fast?    Perhaps autonomy is not the answer we seek? Maybe we are doing more harm than good?  Rejecting Autonomous Cars Some car makers are claiming they will have autonomous cars on the road by 2020. Perhaps for controlled testing, but otherwise no they won’t, for various reasons. For example, if you w...
Tags: Feature, UK, Britain, Autos, AAA, Phev, Forster, Car Talk, Future Of Transportation, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


Order Up: Nearly 1 Million Plug-ins Sold in America

Remember when McDonald’s used to put a running total of the “Billions Served” on its golden arches? EV makers may soon be able to do the same for their sales efforts. According to Wards Auto, total sales for plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles over the last ten years will soon reach the 1 million mark. […] The post Order Up: Nearly 1 Million Plug-ins Sold in America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, 1 Million, Phev, Ev, McDonald, Bev, News Blog, Electrified


Forget Diesel – Tough Times Now Lie Ahead for the European Plug-in Crowd

The European new car market is in a period of extreme flux. Once-dominant diesels are on the way out thanks to new regulations, looming bans, and cancelled tax incentives, with electrified vehicles poised to take over the high-MPG role. But not everything’s rosy in the clean, green market on the other side of the Atlantic. […] The post Forget Diesel – Tough Times Now Lie Ahead for the European Plug-in Crowd appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Green, Atlantic, Autos, Subsidies, Hybrids, Emissions, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Incentives, News Blog


Jeep Renegade Plug-in Promises to Conquer Nature the Socially Acceptable Way

There’s a raft of changes coming to Jeep’s Renegade for the 2019 model year, but the brand’s run-down of the various alterations for the U.S. market didn’t include the possibility of a gas-electric variant. That’s what’s coming to the model, however, as Fiat Chrysler looks to ditch its overseas diesel powerplants by 2021 and curry favor […] The post Jeep Renegade Plug-in Promises to Conquer Nature the Socially Acceptable Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Production, Fca, Autos, Hybrid, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, Product Planning, Future Models, Jeep Renegade PHEB


Put it Into Hyperdrive: New Car

by Dennis Crouch I just bought my first electric car – 2018 Honda Clarity.  Love it.  I should say that it is not fully electric — rather it is a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle).  When fully charged, the car goes about 50 miles on battery — then becomes a hybrid vehicle once the battery juice is spent.  Since we generally drive less than 50 miles per day, the car has used almost no gasoline — although the engine will kick-in as a support at times when you need extra power. The dual power ...
Tags: Law, Volvo, Patent, Phev, Paice, Dennis Crouch, Paice LLC, Alex Severinsky, Porsche Cayenne However


2019 Range Rover Offers Up a Shiny British Bauble for Environmentalists

Whenever I see a Range Rover — the true Range Rover — I always assume there’s someone connected to the music industry behind the wheel. Just like Lambos and hockey players, we associate a type of person with a type of vehicle. And, given its origin as a vehicle designed to crush vegetation beneath its wheels while […] The post 2019 Range Rover Offers Up a Shiny British Bauble for Environmentalists appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Hybrids, New Cars, SUVs, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Range Rover, News Blog, Product Planning, 2019 Range Rover, Range Rover P400e


2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Review – Silent Serenity

One of the downsides of doing this job is adapting to a new car every week. While the joy of never actually performing maintenance on your daily driver makes up for it, I struggle with basic tasks at times that should be second nature. Various cars have different locations for parking brakes, for example — […] The post 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD Review – Silent Serenity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Volvo, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Crossover, Phev, 2018 Volvo XC60


Electric Lincoln: 2020 Corsair PHEV Appears in Arizona

Lincoln continues to ramp up its SUV and crossover offerings, mirroring the mother ship that recently announced it’s ditching anything with four doors and a trunk. Spy photogs have captured what certainly appears to be the Lincoln Corsair PHEV while testing in northern Arizona. The giveaway that this Lincoln can be plugged into the mains? […] The post Electric Lincoln: 2020 Corsair PHEV Appears in Arizona appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Arizona, Autos, Lincoln, Corsair, SUVs, Plug-in Hybrid, Crossover, Phev, MKC, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Electrified, 2020 Lincoln Corsair


2019 Range Rover P400e Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

Although Land Rover’s flagship Range Rover and rakish Range Rover Sport have been given a mild yet thoughtfully executed makeover for the 2018 model year, the big news is under the skin. For the 2019 model year, both will be available with Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain, and our first drive of the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e suggests it’s worth the wait. The 2018 Range Rover and 2018 Range Rover Sport get exterior upgrades that include new headlights, grilles and front bu...
Tags: Europe, Jaguar, Land Rover, First Drives, Phev, Range Rover, Rangie


Porsche Clarifies Status of the Electric 911

Rumors of an electrified Porsche 911 have been circulating for months —  and were eventually confirmed when CEO Oliver Blume claimed the forthcoming plug-in would be the “most powerful” version of the sports coupe the company has ever built. This, of course, stoked new rumors that automaker might decide to make the 911 a fully electric […] The post Porsche Clarifies Status of the Electric 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Electric, Hybrids, Hybrid, Phev, Oliver Blume, Porsche AG, News Blog, Product Planning, Porsche 911, Mission E, Plug-in 911


2019 Ford Fusion First Look: Seventh-Year Itch

The midsize sedan leaders, Honda and Toyota, stick to a pretty rigid five-year model cycle. Nissan often stretches that to six. Ford’s second-generation Fusion got a substantial revision for 2017—its fifth year, and apparently it’s going to have to soldier on for at least another year or so because the seventh-year super-super-senior 2019 Ford Fusion will be getting yet another software and soft-tooled part spiff-up. It remains to be seen whether this move proves to be penny wisdom in the face o...
Tags: Ford, Toyota, Epa, Honda, Nissan, Car Reviews, Detroit, Continental, Phev, Ford Fusion, Titanium Sport, Fusion Focus Mustang


Plug-in Porsche 911 Likely to Be the Most Powerful Porsche 911

Last year, Porsche paraded out its 911 GT2 RS at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and dubbed it the most powerful 911 in history. However, its 640 horsepower will seem tepid when the next-generation 911 debuts. Referred to internally as the 922 series, the model will continue to host turbocharged flat-six engines in conjunction with rear- or all-wheel drive. […] The post Plug-in Porsche 911 Likely to Be the Most Powerful Porsche 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Hybrids, Hybrid, Phev, Porsche AG, News Blog, Product Planning, Porsche 911, Plug-in 911


2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid First Look

Poor Chicago. North America’s largest show (in terms of square footage) ends up with a lot of B-list intros, including the face-lifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. These debutants are indeed being unveiled for the first time here, but all we’re seeing is essentially the same exterior and interior upgrades made to the rest of the Sonata lineup at last year’s New York auto show applied to the two familiar carryover hybrid models. The changes don’t even alter the hybrid models’ dr...
Tags: New York, Epa, Car Reviews, Phev, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Poor Chicago North America


2018 Mini S E Countryman ALL 4 Review – A Business Case Gone Wrong

Mini Coopers are one of those cars that easily starts a debate among the TTAC staff in our Slack channels. Are they fun to drive or not? Too “cutesy” or no? Is there a place in the market for them? Are they overpriced? I’ve long been of the mind that Minis are fun to drive, […] The post 2018 Mini S E Countryman ALL 4 Review – A Business Case Gone Wrong appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Review, Autos, Car Reviews, Hybrids, Mini, Phev, TTAC, Countryman, Mini Cooper Countryman S E All4


Land Rover is going 100-percent electrified in two years. Here’s the plan

Land Rover laid down the law: all of its models will use some form of electrification by 2020. How will e-assist be integrated and how will it affect performance? That’s what we aim to learn in our interview with Head of Marketing, Finbar McFall. The post Land Rover is going 100-percent electrified in two years. Here’s the plan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Plug-in, Land Rover, Hybrid, Phev, Off-road, Range Rover, Finbar McFall


There will be a plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler in 2020

 The Jeep Wrangler, the car most people are probably thinking of when they hear about “a Jeep,” will take a leap forward into the world of alternative powertrains in 2020 when it gets a plug-in hybrid variant. The PHEV version of the Wrangler was announced at the LA Auto Show this week (via Roadshow) alongside an EcoDiesel and standard gas versions. There’s not much… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Chrysler, Automotive Industry, La Auto Show, GreenTech, Hybrid, Jeep, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev


House Republicans pitch to abolish federal EV and PHEV tax credits

For years, automakers incentivized sales of new electric vehicles and PHEVs thanks to U.S. government-backed tax credits. Now, Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed to abolish the famous tax credit offered buyers. The post House Republicans pitch to abolish federal EV and PHEV tax credits appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, House, House Of Representatives, Tax Credit, Emerging Tech, Phev, Ev


2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review – All Charged Up

Like it or not, bias is always going to be a concern whenever consuming any sort of media. Efforts can be made to present fair and balanced reporting on any issue, but the problem is, quite simply, that news organizations are made up of people who hold their own opinions. The best way the reader/listener/viewer […] The post 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review – All Charged Up appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Prius, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime


Range Rover Sport Gets an Update, PHEV Version Revealed

Land Rover announced updates to the Range Rover Sport lineup today, starting with 2018 models that receive a new exterior and interior design. For the 2019 model year, Range Rover will offer a plug-in hybrid version that delivers 398 hp and can travel 31 miles on electricity alone. Updated Range Rover Sport models feature a completely new grille, bumper, and headlight design. The SUV also dons slimmer LED fog lights, a new spoiler profile in the rear, and optional appearance packages including t...
Tags: News, Phev, SVR, Range Rovers, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Carbon Fiber Exterior Pack


Honda Clarity grows from one-shot to series

 For years, the Honda Clarity has been one thing: a hydrogen fuel-cell-powered sedan available for lease to a vetted group of early adopters in California. Now in its third generation, the Honda Clarity fuel-cell car is still basically that. But it’s getting a couple of friends. This year, the Honda Clarity adds two new versions: an all-electric car and a plug-in hybrid. Read More
Tags: Energy, TC, California, Tech, Automotive, Clarity, Fuel Cell, Honda, EVs, Phev, Honda Clarity


The first EV showcase opens in Oregon

 Forth, the electric vehicle proponent formerly known as Drive Oregon, has opened the nation’s first electric vehicle showcase in downtown Portland, Oregon. Anyone who wants to test drive one of the handful of EVs at the city’s World Trade Center can make a reservation. There are only three cars on hand so far: the Chevy Bolt, Ford C-MAX Energi, and the Nissan Leaf. Staff will be… Read More
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Portland Oregon, World Trade Center, Phev, Chevy Bolt Ford C MAX Energi, Nissan Leaf Staff


Geneva 2017: Kia Reveals the Niro PHEV, a Greener Car for Those Who Don’t Like Flaunting It

Kia’s new Niro lineup will get another teammate this summer — a plug-in hybrid, which the Korean automaker revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show. The PHEV, offered first in Europe, utilizes a 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder, electric motor and 8.9 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack to attain its green credentials. Kia claims the new hardware will […] The post Geneva 2017: Kia Reveals the Niro PHEV, a Greener Car for Those Who Don’t Like Flaunting It appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Europe, Autos, Geneva, Kia, New Cars, Hybrid, Phev, Niro, News Blog, Electric Range, Kia Niro Phev, Geneva Motor Show The PHEV


1,000 Workhorse Group W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickups on Preorder

Workhorse Group Inc. says that it has received Letters of Intent (LOI) for 1,000 units of its upcoming light-duty Workhorse W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup truck. The company currently builds medium-duty PHEV work vans for several fleet companies including FedEx, Penske, UPS, Ryder, DHL, USPS, and more. Most recently, Clean Fuels Ohio, an organization that works with Ohio-based fleets to transition to cleaner vehicles, sent an LOI to Workhorse Group for 500 units of the W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup...
Tags: News, Tesla, Ohio, Panasonic, Bmw, Phev, TCO, LONG BEACH Calif, Union City, Workhorse Group, Workhorse Group W 15 Plug In Electric Pickups, Workhorse Group Inc, Electric Pickup, FedEx Penske UPS Ryder DHL USPS, Sam Spofforth, Advanced Clean Transportation Expo


Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq

 By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid with a futuristic vibe; the Hyundai Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric versions. The Prius lineup and the Ioniq lineup are competing for the same buyers, so there will be plenty of comparisons in the automotive press. But… Read More
Tags: Tech, Automotive, Hybrids, Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Phev, Toyota Prius