Two Range Rover PHEVS Slated for 2018 Launch

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Plug-in hybrid SUVs keeping coming, with the latest a pair of Range Rover PHEVs from Land Rover – the Range Rover P400e and Range Rover Sport P400e. Both Range Rover PHEVs are slated for a U.S. introduction next summer, as 2019 models. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.] The Sport PHEV is priced to … Read more »

Some Clarity on the Clarity: Honda Provides PHEV, EV Details

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Article updated 6/20/17 and 10/25/17 to include Clarity EV lease price and EPA fuel efficiency and range ratings for EV and Clarity PHEV. New info is in italics. Honda unveiled the other two members of it Clarity family at the New York Auto Show recently, providing some but not all of the info prospective buyers … Read more »

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Pricing and Model Overview

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  Hyundai engineers set out 11 years ago to develop a world-class hybrid, and with the launch of the Ioniq compact hatchback this month they believe they’ve hit the mark. The Ioniq Hybrid is a car that is more efficient, lower priced and slightly roomier than the hybrid segment’s 800-lb. gorilla, Toyota’s Prius. [Estimated Reading … Read more »

Outlander PHEV Coming to America – Finally!

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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV, a best-seller in Europe and Asia, is finally coming to the U.S. The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander SUV has been promised and re-promised to American shoppers for several years but never delivered. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute.] But a Mitsubishi spokesman told AutoblogGreen that the Outlander PHEV now is slated … Read more »

2017 Prius Prime Gets 133 MPG-e Rating From EPA

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Toyota officials are gleefully correcting some bad fuel efficiency info they shared last week during a press preview of the 2017 Prius Prime plug in hybrid. They assured members of the automotive media that the 2017 Prius Prime  would get a segment-leading EV mode fuel efficiency rating of 124 MPG-e from the EPA. Today the … Read more »

Next Prius: All Plug, All the Time?

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It’s early days yet, but Toyota is considering making every future Prius a Prius plug-in hybrid. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute 40 seconds.] That’s the word from Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in. He dropped that tidbit during a dinner conversation Tuesday at the press preview of the new Prius … Read more »

Prius Prime PHEV Boosts All-Electric Range and Top Speed

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  Toyota’s upcoming Prius Prime plug-in hybrid appears to be much that its predecessor, the original Prius Plug-In, wasn’t. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The automaker gave a small group of U.S. journalists a look at a prototype in Japan recently and Sebastian Blanco at Autoblog Green reports that the the Prius Prime will deliver … Read more »

Calif. PEV Shoppers Missing Out on Rebates

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A recent survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that most California plug-in vehicle shoppers don’t know about state and federal rebates and tax credits. While ignorance may be bliss in some situations, in this case it is costing those shoppers thousands of dollars per car. [Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.] Separately, … Read more »