Tag: PHEV

All-New 2021 VW Caddy: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

After a preview in February this year, the fifth-generation VW Caddy will launch in late November in select European markets as an estate (Kombi), family MPV, Cargo delivery van and California camper. To mark the occasion, the automaker has released a boatload of images that detail the diverse lineup, which for the first time is […]

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The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Is A 689 HP Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche introduced the facelifted Panamera back in August, and now the company is following up with additional variants. The most notable is the 2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid which is the most powerful Panamera as well as the second most powerful Porsche currently in existence. Motivation comes from a plug-in hybrid powertrain that features a […]

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Plug-In Hybrids No Greener, Or Even Worse, Than ICE Models, Study Finds

According to a recent study, most plug-in hybrid models aren’t more environmentally friendly than their regular combustion engine counterparts due to their limited all-electric range. Furthermore, if PHEVs aren’t regularly charged, their CO2 emissions can actually be worse than those of a conventional gasoline or diesel model. The study concludes with German researchers saying that […]

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Fully Charging Your BMW PHEV’s Battery Could Spark A Fire

In the never-ending chase of meeting the new emissions targets, automakers keep rolling out electrified versions. However, on of the troubling issues since electrification dawned in the automotive world, namely that of fire risks, is apparently still with us. BMW, for one, recently issued a global recall for its plug-in hybrid models, as a problem […]

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FCA And Unifor Reach Tentative Agreement, Paves Way For New Plug-In Hybrids And EVs

Contract talks between FCA and Canada’s Unifor union went down to the wire as a tentative agreement was announced “moments” before the strike deadline. In a press conference earlier today, Unifor National President Jerry Dias said they went into negotiations concerned about FCA’s product portfolio and the future of the Chrysler 300. The tentative agreement […]

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