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17.10.2018 - 16:30

Kia to raise plug-in profile with potential for fuel cells

Kia plans to expand its range of electrified models on a global scale. Artur Martins, Kia’s head of marketing for Europe, confirmed that a PHEV version of the Ceed Kombi is expected in the second half of 2019 and Kia may bring their Korean fuel cell car soon to other markets as well.

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12.10.2018 - 13:46

UK confirms cuts to plug-in car grant

The British government has announced that the subsidy programme for EVs would be cut by 1,000 pounds starting next month, and that most plug-in hybrids would be removed from the Plug-in Car Grant entirely, in a move to save money.

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10.10.2018 - 16:10

Mercedes opens order books for new S-Class PHEV

The third generation of the prime plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to at dealerships this month and can be ordered from today. Prices for the S 560 e PHEV start at 96,065 euros and include a new 13,5 kWh battery that allows for 50 km of electric driving.

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09.10.2018 - 14:34

FCA gearing up for Jeep PHEV production in Italy

Fiat-Chrysler is readying their Melfi plant in Italy to accommodate the making of the Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid. They scheduled pre-production to start next year, about a year ahead of the market launch in 2020. It is also the beginning of FCA’s wider e-offensive.

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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 their intention of electrifying all of their vehicle models in the coming decade. The Japanese automobile manufacturers are mainly banking on hybrid motor systems for this endeavor. By 2030, 95% of their produced vehicles will feature a double motor system, with only 5% being fully electric.

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01.10.2018 - 16:08

Audi looking to next generation of PHEVs

According to media reports, Audi is looking to introduce a new generation of plug-in hybrids next year with 20 to 30 percent more electric range from the current standard. The first model will be a new PHEV version of the Audi Q5 with the new transmission, which is planned for early 2019.

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28.09.2018 - 18:42

Audi suspected of cheating emissions tests with PHEVs

The Munich state prosecutor suspects Audi may have also cheated emissions tests with their plug-in hybrids. During testing, the prosecutor believes, that Audi may have placed additional strain on the batteries in order to take pressure off the combustion components, and giving a fake impression of CO2 emissions.

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27.09.2018 - 18:10

Update on PHEV adaption to WLTP

The new WLTP standard in the EU has automobile manufacturers scrambling to adapt their plug-in hybrid vehicles to the new emissions regulations. Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche have even temporarily halted sales of PHEVs in the EU.

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25.09.2018 - 15:44

DS takes wraps off their first series PHEV

The performance label of PSA that is DS has revealed their first plug-in hybrid model officially. The DS 7 Crossback based on the E-Tense line is to hit the shelves next year, then with a 4×4 drive and 50 kilometres of all-electric range.

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24.09.2018 - 16:06

Peugeot presents upcoming plug-in hybrid motors

Peugeot presents two new plug-in hybrid drives, that are to turn the wheels inside the new Peugeot 508 and 508 SW as well as the 3008 SUV comes next year. The basic system HYBRID offers 132 kW and the all-wheel drive HYBRID4 is at 147 kW. Peugeot says the range is 50 km for both […]

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19.09.2018 - 20:32

California to ban early EV adopters from HOV lanes

Early adopters of electric vehicles will be red listed next year as they are losing an early privilege in California. The state will replace the green and white stickers that permitted access to HOV lanes with red ones, only those will not be available to all.

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19.09.2018 - 14:10

Ford Transit PHEV debuts in Hanover

Ford has taken the wraps off their Transit Custom PHEV at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The van is now ready to go serial and Ford aims to start volume production in the second half of 2019.

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18.09.2018 - 15:43

JV for electrified trucks by Traton and Hino

Traton, formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus, and Hino have announced new details of their strategic partnership. They intend to pool their strengths when it comes to electric transport and are also planning to set up a joint venture for procurement.

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16.09.2018 - 17:21

ElringKlinger to enter IAA with new products

ElringKlinger is ready to show new product innovations at the IAA Commercial Vehicles, particularly in the battery and fuel cell technology areas. An example is their PEM fuel cell stack with 260 cells. The supplier also packed new electric drive units to go on display. 

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12.09.2018 - 13:32

BMW to replace all diesel with PHEV in the USA

It is the end of sales of diesel models in the USA, at least for BMW. The German carmaker confirmed the diesel engine will disappear from their lineup after the 2018 model year. Instead BMW is to focus on selling plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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10.09.2018 - 14:08

UK: Electric cars could get green number plates

“Green cars” are to get corresponding license plates in an effort to boost electric car sales in Great Britain. The government’s proposal follows recommendations of their behavioural insights unit and aims to increase awareness of PEVs.

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06.09.2018 - 15:30

China strikes another 272 vehicles from subsidy list

The Chinese ministry for industry has announced further eliminations from their list of vehicles eligible for subsidies: This time 272 electric and hybrid vehicles will no longer be subsidized, because they had not entered production/been imported by the end of August.

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02.09.2018 - 14:08

FAW-VW JV opens new Tianjin factory

Volkswagen and their Chinese partner FAW have opened a new factory in Tianjin. The factory will serve to support their SUV offensive in China. It will serve as a production facility for Volkswagen and Audi SUVs, including PHEV variants.

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30.08.2018 - 15:34

GM postpones Velite 6 launch in China

The planned launch of the Buick Velite 6 PHEV and the fully-electric version planned for the start of next year have been postponed because the batteries have failed internal performance and safety tests.

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29.08.2018 - 19:58

Two London councils to ban polluters

Two London borough councils are going to ban all vehicles except ultra-low emission variants in key areas during peak times to reduce air pollution. Starting on September 3rd, petrol, diesel and older hybrids will have to be careful where they drive at times.

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17.08.2018 - 21:19

Toyota expanding EV manufacturing in China

The Japanese car manufacturers have announced plans to significantly increase production capacities in their Chinese factories. In future, they plan to manufacture more plug-in hybrid as well as battery-electric vehicles there. Vehicle imports will also be expanded.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/08/14/nissan-dongfend-jv-plans-20-evs-by-2022/
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