Tag: PHEV

Karma Automotive Announces European Expansion Following Reports Of Financial Trouble

Karma Automotive has announced the expansion of its European business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, in addition to the company’s presence in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Spain, and Portugal. The California-based, Chinese-backed company has been in the headlines recently for not doing so well, with Jalopnik reporting that it was considering filing for bankruptcy before […]

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BMW Posts Increased Electrified Vehicles Sales In The First Half Of The Year

Despite global demand in new vehicles dropping significantly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed worldwide, the BMW Group posted increased sales of its electrified cars. According to numbers released by the company, a total of 61,652 electrified vehicles, made by BMW and MINI, were shipped to their owners in the […]

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All-New Skoda Octavia RS Adds 242 HP Petrol, 197 HP Diesel Powertrains

Earlier this year, Skoda unveiled the Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid, the Czech brand’s first-ever electrified RS model. Now, the automaker has released the traditional petrol and diesel variants of the 2020 Octavia RS and, as before, they come in five-door liftback and estate body styles. As with the RS iV plug-in hybrid, the petrol-powered […]

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Facelifted MINI Cooper S Plug-In Hybrid Looks Very Familiar

Not long after our eagle-eyed spy photographers snapped the facelifted MINI Cooper out and about during testing in three-door guise, we’ve spotted this: a five-door version of the 2021 MINI Cooper S Plug-In Hybrid. While the 2020 MINI Cooper SE Electric has been getting all the attention since launching last year, the inclusion of a […]

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Toyota Fights Throttle Misapplication With New Acceleration Suppression System

Toyota continues to make its cars safer, and the latest technology gear will help reduce accidents occurred while mistaking the gas for the brake pedal. Launched today in Japan as ‘Plus Support’ for new cars, it’s also available as a retrofit device for use with existing vehicles, with the latter being dubbed the ‘Pedal Misapplication […]

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Suzuki’s New Across Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is A Rebadged Toyota RAV4

Suzuki has revealed the new Across plug-in hybrid SUV for the European market, the first product to come out of the company’s partnership with Toyota. The new Suzuki Across is basically a Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid with a different front end and some other, barely noticeable, smaller design changes. The new LED headlights are combined […]

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