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20.01.2019 - 18:10

Infiniti to sell only electrified vehicles as of 2025

Infiniti is accelerating their electrification plans. Nissan’s luxury brand will sell 100% electric and hybrid cars, starting in 2025 rather than going it halfway. Infiniti is previewing said electric future in Detroit, where the QX Inspiration Concept is currently in the limelight.

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18.01.2019 - 18:57

Ford debuts Mondeo hybrid as station wagon

Ford presented the new Mondeo at the Brussels Motor Show. One of the most important innovations is that the Mondeo series now also includes a hybrid station wagon. Plus, the Mondeo Hybrid as a four-door sedan remains on offer.

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17.01.2019 - 16:58

Hyundai revamping Ioniq hybrid and PHEV

The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Hyundai Ioniq are being redesigned in regards to body and interior. Bluelink telematics services are also being introduced. The official presentation for the facelift for the all-electric Ioniq will follow at a later date.

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16.01.2019 - 13:27

Ford presents Explorer Hybrid in Detroit

At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented the next generation of the SUV Explorer. This time round they present a hybrid variant for the first time so that will add some electricity to the powertrain for a combined 318 horsepower.

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15.01.2019 - 17:44

Lexus presents convertible version of LC Coupé (Video)

Rumours about a convertible version of the Lexus LC sports car seem to be coming true. At the NAIAS in Detroit, Toyota’s luxury brand now presents the corresponding model called the LC Convertible Concept. The production version is expected before the year’s end.

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11.01.2019 - 16:30

Honda producing next BEV for China

Honda plans to develop more than 20 electrified vehicle models for the Chinese market by 2025. Following the previously introduced battery-electric VE-1, this year another BEV designed with car-sharing services in mind will follow. Further details have not been announced yet.

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11.01.2019 - 16:06

Ford to offer electrified options for every model

Ford is planning on restructuring their business in Europe, in order to improve their competitiveness as well as profitability. As part of this effort, Ford Europe has announced that beginning with the new Focus, each model series would receive an electric version in future.

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03.01.2019 - 14:53

GAC completes EV plant on new industrial park

Chinese vehicle manufacturer, Guangzhou Automobile Group, has completed construction on the EV plant at their new industrial park in their home city. In addition, the company’s subsidiary, GAC Motor, and Japanese supplier Aisin AW intend to establish a joint venture for drive modules at the park.

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02.01.2019 - 13:46

Italy to subsidise EVs and tax ICEs

The Italian government plans to launch a subsidy package for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles with up to €6,000. At the same time, taxes for the purchase of gasoline and diesel vehicles will increase.

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10.12.2018 - 15:51

Schaeffler quad with pedal-assist near production

Supplier Schaeffler increasingly feels at home as an e-mobility developer and announces that it will present three concept vehicles at the CES in Las Vegas in January 2019 – including a near-production version of a LEV by their so-called Bio-Hybrid unit.

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07.12.2018 - 16:13

ZF invests €3BN in hybrid production capacity

German transmissions supplier ZF launches an investment program of more than three billion euros to produce more future-safe products – above all hybrid transmissions. 800 million alone will flow into ZF’s transmission technology plant in Saarbrucken.

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06.12.2018 - 17:58

Researchers look at potential of hybrid aircraft

Researchers from the University of Illinois created a flight-performance simulator in order to model potential fuel savings for two  hybrid systems for airplanes. The simulations include take off, climb, cruise, descent, and landing.

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06.12.2018 - 00:17

EV sales on (a pretty) record high in Germany

This November the German authority KBA registered an exact 4,262 electric cars in the country. According to our eMobility Dashboard this means EV sales have reached a record high as this translates to plus 40.6 per cent compared to the same month last year.

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29.11.2018 - 17:35

Honda turns its back on diesel in Europe

Honda will also be turning their backs on diesel in Europe, in order to focus more on electric and hybrid vehicle models. Starting in 2021, when the new Civic is released, no more diesel models will be sold in Europe, stated Dave Hodge, Honda’s UK director.

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28.11.2018 - 14:41

Toyota presents 2019 Prius featuring new AWD-e

Toyota updated their long-running hybrid and the 2019 Prius range does look fresher but more importantly has a new all-wheel drive. The Japanese carmaker reckons it could prove a bestseller in more adverse climates and the system uses an electric motor to power the rear-wheels independently.

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24.11.2018 - 20:19

Range Rover plans for a PHEV Evoque

Range Rover has introduced the second generation of the compact SUV Evoque, and simultaneously announced that variants with a 48 volt mild hybrid would be offered within twelve months of the introduction of the next-gen vehicle.

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19.11.2018 - 14:34

Toyota to roll-out latest Corolla hybrid in 90 markets

Toyota is showing their latest Corolla sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show after having introduced the Touring Sports version in Paris earlier this year. The limousine features hybrid variants too and Toyota says the Corolla will hit 90 countries and regions in 2019.

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11.11.2018 - 13:46

GM makes personnel changes for EV production

The change to electrified transport has caused some major changes for General Motors in Michigan: About 3,000 employees, particularly powertrain engineers, are being moved from the Global Propulsion Systems Center in Pontiac to the GM Technical Center in Warren.

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18.10.2018 - 14:32

Paris grants permission for launch of LEVC’s black cab

Geely-owned London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) will bring its electric taxi with range extender to Paris. A permit for the black cab has now been granted by the Paris authorities. The French capital is expected to receive the model called TX in the first half of 2019.

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12.10.2018 - 14:47

Honda to introduce another hybrid for India

The Indian subsidiary for Honda is considering investing more than 1.2 billion dollars (863 million euros) to set up an affordable hybrid personal vehicle on the market in India, next to several new combustion models.

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11.10.2018 - 16:48

Lexus promotes hybrid cars over electric vehicles

Toyota’s premium brand Lexus is making some noise for its conventional hybrid technology but rather than singing its praise over purely petrol-powered cars, they try to set themselves above plug-in hybrid cars and electric vehicles.

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03.10.2018 - 16:10

Denmark to ban sales on petrol and diesel cars by 2030

The announcement by the government stated that the ban will be instated by 2030 on all internal combustion engine cars, and aims to have one million EVs on Danish roads by then. The sale of hybrid vehicles may also be banned in 2035, according to prime minister Lars Rasmussen.

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02.10.2018 - 14:39

Mazda is banking on hybrids for electrification strategy

Mazda has announced to electrify all of their models in the coming decade, partly at least, as the Japanese manufacturer is banking on hybrid motor systems for this endeavour. By 2030, 95% of their vehicles will feature a double motor system, with only 5% being fully electric.

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01.10.2018 - 14:22

Porsche almost sells out hybrid mini-racer

Porsche is offering a 1:8 scale model of their Le Mans 919 Hybrid race car. While the mini-racer looks great, it does come as a surprise that the toy racer has almost sold out on the website, as the price-tag for the model is set at $14,689.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/09/04/toyota-introduces-corolla-touring-sports-two-hybrid-variants/
04.09.2018 15:00