Tag: PHEV

Feb 21, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Seat to produce hybrid Cupra Leon

The Seat brand Cupra has presented its first model with plug-in hybrid drive. The Cupra Leon eHybrid will be launched this year as a five-door model and as a station wagon version with the addition of a Sport Tourer. The technology comes from the VW Golf 8 eHybrid GTE.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 02:58 pm

LEVC to create 100 jobs in electric van production

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) wants to create 100 new jobs during the production of the new delivery van in Anstry near Coventry. Pre-series production of the PHEV transporter recently started. But the company also has ambitious plans with the well-known taxi model.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 02:30 pm

China appears to be rethinking EV subventions

In view of the sharp drop in electric car sales, the Chinese government is considering extending its subsidies for new energy vehicles beyond this year. This comes contrary to the government’s original plan of phasing out those subsidies.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Details on Kia Sorento hybrid and PHEV versions

At the beginning of March, Kia will be exhibiting the new generation of the SUV Sorento at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia has announced the new platform and powertrains and has published a little information about the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 01:24 pm

BMW adds 3 new PHEVs to 3 Series

BMW is expanding the plug-in hybrid range for its 3 Series. Following the introduction of the 330e Sedan, the new 330e Touring will also be available from this summer onwards. The two four-wheel-drive PHEV variants, the 330e xDrive Sedan and the 330e xDrive Touring, will be launched in parallel.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 05:43 pm

Increased EV subsidies go into effect in Germany

The increased environmental bonus has now come into force with its publication in the German Federal Gazette for official announcements. Meanwhile, the ministry responsible for the allocation of the bonus – the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) – has updated its website.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 05:00 pm

Singapore to massively expand EV infrastructure

The Singapore government wants to expand the public charging infrastructure from the current 1,600 to 28,000 charging points by 2030 and is planning a series of monetary incentives from next year to support the introduction of electric vehicles.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 02:20 pm

Citroën C5 Aircross PHEV up for order in the UK

Citroën has officially opened the order books for the new C5 Aircross plug-in hybrid in the UK. It is being offering it in two grades named the Flair and Flair Plus. Pricing starts at £35,340 and £36,815 respectively. Customer deliveries will begin in mid-2020.

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Feb 18, 2020 - 01:14 pm

BMW looks to fully electrify 7 & 5 Series

BMW wants to offer the top model of the 7-series with a fully electric drive starting in 2022, while the 5-series will be made available in electric versions a little later. Both series will also continue to be offered as diesel, gasoline and hybrid vehicles.

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Feb 17, 2020 - 01:43 pm

Dacia to launch its city car electric debut within two years

Renault has now officially confirmed that the first electric model from its Romanian subsidiary Dacia will come out within the next two years. There are many indications that this will be the modified version of the Renault City K-ZE electric compact car offered in China for the European market.

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Feb 13, 2020 - 03:46 pm

European premiere for the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has now presented the Mustang Mach-E for the European public for the first time at an event. At their Europe Roadshow Ford is taking the opportunity to inform consumers about the US-American company’s path to an electrified future. Part of this plan includes installing 1,000 charging stations at European company locations over the next […]

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Feb 13, 2020 - 01:27 pm

Six months free charging for UK Peugeot customers

Peugeot has announced that a free six-month subscription to the Polar Plus charging network will be included with each new electric or plug-in hybrid car sold. This coincides with the launch of their new hybrid vehicle range and their first fully electric vehicle on the UK market.

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Feb 13, 2020 - 12:22 pm

Chinese EV sales drop significantly

The electric vehicle sales of the Chinese manufacturers BYD, BAIC BJEV and Nio declined sharply in January. The main reasons for this were the few business days in January due to the comparatively early New Year holidays and the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 05:27 pm

EV subsidy increase in Germany green lit by EU

Brussels has given the green light for an increase in the EV subsidy scheme, the Environmental Bonus in Germany. According to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the European Commission today announced that it has no objections to greater financial support for electric vehicles in Germany.

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Feb 11, 2020 - 01:28 pm

BEV and PHEV sales increase markedly in Sweden

In Sweden, electric cars and plug-in hybrids achieved a market share of 30.2 per cent in January. The boom in new registrations is most likely to be the change in the Swedish bonus-malus system that came into force at the turn of the year.

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Feb 8, 2020 - 10:41 am

Opel & PSA plants to make 48GWh battery cells yearly

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has given a statement on the planned battery cell production capacity at the Opel site in the southwest of Germany: they aim for 24 GWh. The relevant cell technology is currently still being developed in France by Saft, where a sister plant is to produce the […]

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Feb 6, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Jeep reveals PHEV Renegade and Compass spec

Jeep has just revealed the technical specifications for its first two plug-in hybrid models, the Compass and the Renegade. These two PHEVs with the abbreviation 4xe are now available online for pre-order as ‘First Edition’.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 12:15 pm

Norway sold 4,236 new electric cars in January

4,236 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in the first month of the new year. The market share of BEV in passenger car registrations was thus 44.3%. By far the most popular model across all drive systems was the Audi e-tron.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 11:35 am

UK to bring ICE ban forward by 5 years to 2035

The new British government wants to bring forward to 2035 the ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines initially planned for 2040. Besides, the prohibition of new registrations will then also apply to hybrid vehicles.

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Feb 3, 2020 - 01:59 pm

Renault presents Mégane plug-in hybrid

Renault has presented the revised Mégane, which will be available for the first time from summer 2020 with the plug-in hybrid drive called E-Tech. Although the PHEV has two electric motors, it has a relatively small battery.

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Jan 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Seat to release hybrid Leon

Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary Seat has presented the fourth generation of the Leon, which will also be available as a mild hybrid (eTSI) and as a plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) for the first time. Production will start in January and the market launch in April.

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Jan 28, 2020 - 04:46 pm

BorgWarner takes over Delphi

BorgWarner has now taken over its competitor Delphi also to retain its expertise in power electronics and thus be better equipped for the change to e-drives. In addition, the US supplier has concluded a contract with an unnamed European car manufacturer to supply its eTurbo for a passenger car.

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Jan 26, 2020 - 03:14 pm

Racy Prius presented in Tokyo

We tend to think of the Toyota Prius as one of the earliest and popular EVs, however it is not generally considered an exciting car. As a tuning company now proved at the Tokyo Auto Salon, this certainly does not have to be the case.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 10:11 pm

Audi to launch Q5 & A8 PHEVs in the USA

Audi is bringing two plug-in hybrid models to the US market, the Q5 SUV and A8 flagship in the coming months. The carmaker says they come “at a competitive price point,” the Q5 plug-in hybrid especially.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 03:18 pm

Breakthrough in sorting used batteries for second life

The University of Warwick has developed a procedure for Nissan that allows a quick assessment of the suitability of used electric car batteries for use in stationary energy storage. The classification works at the battery pack and battery module level.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/02/21/seat-to-produce-hybrid-cupra-leon/
21.02.2020 14:48