Plug-in Hybrid

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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the 'best of both worlds'

Dec. 15, 2014 06:30 CET

Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” -- a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km using electric power or up to 940km with additional power from its gasoline engine....
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Audi's Q7 will be the first model from VW Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The variant gives Audi a technology edge over BMW and Mercedes, which currently offer gasoline plug-ins....
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Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015

Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles....
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BMW plans 3 series, X5 plug-in hybrid variants

Dec. 1, 2014 15:43 CET

BMW is joining rival premium carmakers in offering plug-in hybrid versions of its main models, including the 3-series sedan and X5 SUV, as automakers react to tighter emissions regulations....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche commit to plug-ins

Dec. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche are among carmakers embracing plug-in hybrids as “the best of both worlds” as they eliminate the range anxiety that has hindered the purchase of full-electric cars and help carmakers cut CO2 emissions....
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BMW to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of top models

8:27 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

BMW plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of all its main models, including the best-selling 3-series sedan, as the world's largest maker of luxury vehicles reacts to tighter emissions regulations....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Why Audi over-engineered its fuel cell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

Audi r&d boss Ulrich Hackenberg provided a concise answer when asked why the carmaker's fuel cell also needs plug-in hybrid technology....
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ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 28, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 1. This month's edition looks at how German premium automakers plan to profit from plug-in hybrids....
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SGL sees rising interest in carbon fiber parts

Nov. 23, 2014 20:25 CET

SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with Audi, Porsche, GM and other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components, its CEO said....
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Mercedes G-Code concept previews Audi Q1 rival, reports say

Nov. 4, 2014 14:20 CET

Mercedes unveiled the G-Code concept at the opening of its new product engineering center in Beijing. Reports say the design could preview the look of a subcompact SUV to rival the upcoming Audi Q1....
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VW to launch more than 20 EVs, plug-ins in China

Oct. 28, 2014 15:53 CET

Volkswagen Group said it will launch more than 20 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in China by the end of 2018, as it capitalizes on Beijing's support for low-emission vehicles in the country's campaign against pollution....
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Renault sees frugal Eolab concept matching Clio's price

Oct. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Renault could sell the Eolab ultra fuel-efficient concept for a similar price to a diesel-powered Clio, if it decided to build the car, said Thierry Bollore, the company's chief competitive officer. The Clio DCi 90 costs 18,500 euros in France....
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WHO WANTS HYBRIDS?

Falling gasoline prices make alternative-fuel vehicles a tougher sell

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

For a sign of the challenges in selling fuel efficiency as a virtue, Tanner Hulette need only look at the signs near his dealership advertising gasoline for $2.70 a gallon. Hulette, general manager of Mechanicsville Toyota near Richmond, Va., said he's seeing higher demand for pickups and SUVs, and less interest in the Prius hybrid....
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Ford may join VW in selling plug-in hybrids in Europe

Oct. 16, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford may join rival Volkswagen by introducing plug-in hybrid models in Europe. Ford already sells plug-in versions of its Fusion and C-Max in the U.S., but the company hasn't launched plug-ins in Europe because of low demand....
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Cadillac to offer plug-in hybrid version of CT6 big sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. General Motors global product chief Mark Reuss said during an investment conference that the plug-in hybrid would get the equivalent of at least 70 mpg....
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Mitsubishi will add two more plug-in hybrids to European lineup

Oct. 9, 2014 06:01 CET

Mitsubishi will add plug-in hybrid versions of its next ASX compact crossover and Pajero SUV, CEO Osamu Masuko said....
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Cadillac preps plug-in hybrid CT6 rated at 70 mpg or more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. GM global product chief Mark Reuss said the plug-in hybrid would get at least 70 mpg. The CT6 will also be powered by a six-cylinder, turbocharged engine that makes around 400 hp....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Lamborghini unveils 910-hp plug-in hybrid Asterion

Oct. 2, 2014 09:45 CET

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said the 910-hp Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid supercar concept unveiled at the Paris auto show is a "ground-breaking, crucial step" for the VW-owned company....
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BMW to boost i3, i8 availability in U.S.

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

BMW plans to allocate a higher share of i electric and plug-in hybrid output for the U.S. in the coming months. The company has sold 10,000 i3 compact electric vehicles and 280 i8 plug-in hybrid supercars worldwide to date, BMW's top sales executive said today....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

VW, Porsche, Lamborghini roll out plug-in hybrids

Oct. 1, 2014 23:33 CET

VW Group premiered four plug-in hybrids in Paris. The VW Passat GTE and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid production cars as well as the Lamborghini Asterion and XL Sport concepts are aimed at helping VW meet tougher CO2 targets....
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Winterkorn warns EU on overburdening automakers on CO2 emissions

Oct. 1, 2014 22:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn warned EU regulators that it would be "fatal" to overburden the auto industry with tougher CO2 emission targets before a market can develop for electric cars, plug-in hybrids and other fuel-efficient models....
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PAUL MCVEIGH

BLOG: For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids

9:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market brands start to introduce such cars in a bid to lower the average CO2 emissions of their new-car fleets ahead of tougher EU limits....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Renault Eolab's funny numbers

5:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week's Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some interesting calculations....
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French use Paris to show progress in low-CO2 cars

Sept. 27, 2014 06:01 CET

French automakers are putting a big emphasis on fuel efficiency at the Paris auto show this year, having received financial help from the French government ahead of tougher new EU regulations....
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