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Ikea invests in hybrid-vehicle builder XL Hybrids

Ikea invests in hybrid-vehicle builder XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids carved its niche in the vehicle-electrification segment by offering hybrid conversion kits for regular gasoline-powered vans, commercial trucks, and pickups. Thus far, the Boston-based start-up has found success and a recent round of venture capital funding raised another $22 million... read more

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2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona

Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

OK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid debuts at 2017 New York auto show

Would weaker EPA rules kill advanced start-stop hybrid systems for U.S.?

Today's political climate has made for fluid motion in regulations, and corporate average fuel economy targets haven't been left out. Suppliers and automakers have already... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid slips quietly into lineup, minimal volume expected

What if a car is launched, ever so quietly, and no one notices at first? Does it exist? Such existential questions are posed by the recent discovery that Nissan is now... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe production to end, apparently

The Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe appears to be nearing the end of its lifespan. It's the last Honda model still in production using the company's Integrated Motor Assist... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 eAssist

Chevy, GMC V-8 Pickups Get 20 MPG With $500 eAssist Mild Hybrid Option

The eAssist mild hybrid system is dead, long live the eAssist mild hybrid system? With continually rising corporate average fuel economy levels required through 2025, General... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

Jeep Wrangler Diesel To Come Well Before Wrangler Hybrid

Of necessity, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have a greater focus on fuel efficiency than any previous version. To meet stricter emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z Soldiers On: Styling Updates, More Tech Features

Honda has gradually pared down the number of models using its Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system, to the point that only one remains. But for the time being... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Bosch 48-volt mild hybrid

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

Depending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright. Vehicles that employ them use electrification to a... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid information page on Nissan North America website, Jun 2015

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 'No Longer Available,' Infiniti QX60 Twin Vanishes Too: UPDATED

Four months ago, we inquired about the fate of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. That version of the popular seven-seat family SUV, with a 2.5-liter four and a mild-hybrid system... read more July 4, 2015 by


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by


 
2014 Honda Insight

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps... read more April 15, 2015 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of electrification--including systems with... read more April 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shows Two Different Hybrid Concepts In Geneva

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will arrive later this year, but not all of its variants will be offered in the U.S. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Hyundai showed... read more March 17, 2015 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Missing In Action, Or Just Slow-Selling?

The Nissan Pathfinder crossover utility vehicle seems to be doing well for Nissan, following its 2013 reinvention as a seven-seat family vehicle rather than the tough... read more February 20, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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