Tag Archives: plug-in hybrids

Mercedes-Benz confirms the plan to introduce 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Mercedes-Benz is on a plug-in hybrid binge and officially confirmed to be prepping up to 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. The plan comes after automakers are continuously being burdened by fuel economy and CO2 emissions mandates and along with the new models, Mercedes-Benz will be coloquially naming their PHEVs models with an “e” suffix […]

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Report: Is Jaguar prepping a plug-in hybrid version of the XE?

The Jaguar XE has been the cat out of the bag for quite some time now, being the automaker’s first truly bonafide competitor to the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, the Merc C-Class, and so-on. But one of the increasing trends lately, if you’ve been living under a rock, is the electrification of these entry-level luxo-sedans. […]

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2015 Geneva: The Koenigsegg Regera with 1,500hp goes live

Koenigsegg finally revealed their all new “megacar.” Meet the Regera, complete with 1,500hp worth of plug-in hybrid. Yup, you read correctly, Koenigsegg’s new baby is a plug-in hybrid, just like the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and the McLaren P1. Gas propulsion still comes thanks to a 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8, which is still lifted from the Agera. […]

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Report: Volvo’s working on plug-in hybrids rather than EVs

No matter which way you argue, electric vehicles are still rather impractical when compared to the typical internal-combustion engine-powered car. Let’s face it, who wants to wait hours to refuel/recharge a battery pack when filling up a 16-gallon tank only takes no more than five minutes? Granted, the EV regiment still fits a select niche […]

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Report: Porsche working on more plug-in hybrid models

Porsche was once a huge opponent to alternative powertrains such as hybrid tech but that all changed with the 918 Spyder and various other hybrid models such as the plug-in Panamera E-Hybrid. And get this–Porsche is currently the only manufacturer in the industry to offer the most plug-in models with their new lineup, with the […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid order books to open next month

Mercedes-Benz Passion reports the order books for the new C350e plug-in hybrid should open sometime next month for European customers. Mercedes-Benz has been floating around in the rumor pool with word that they plan on increasing their hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for their customers–this new C350e is one of those models. The new 2016 Mercedes-Benz […]

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BMW shows off the new 5-Series GT eDrive and TwinPower Turbo models

BMW is on a roll with their new plans for fuel efficiency. Recently, Munich announced to be preparing plug-in hybrid variants for all of its core models. To sort of exhibit this, BMW revealed the new 5-Series GT. Although it’s not exactly new, it’s a 5-Series GT with BMW’s new plug-in hybrid eDrive powertrain. The […]

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BMW to add plug-in variants to all of its core models

BMW’s gradual decline into automotive mainstream anonymity is here to stay and in a move that seems like another nail in the coffin of a such a storied history, Munich officially announced to be introducing a plug-in hybrid models on all of its core models in the near future. The first car to receive the […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz serious about hybridization, could reveal 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz is serious about their hybrid plans as Australia’s CarAdvice recently heard of 10 possible plug-in models from the Silver Arrow. So far, the latest plug-in model to come from Stuttgart is the S500 Plug-In Hybrid, but similarly equipped models could surface in great variety by 2017. According to Daimler AG’s Dr. Thomas Weber, the plan […]

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The 2015 Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s most powerful model ever

Finally! After one generation and twelve consecutive years of production and counting (Volvo will continue producing the first generation XC90 in China as the XC Classic), Sweden’s full-size seven-seater luxury crossover is here and ready to take the market by storm. Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90. Sporting a completely new look and an all-new backbone, Volvo’s Scalable […]

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