Tag: Hybrids

Is The Flagship V8 Defender Worth The Premium Over The Plug-In Hybrid?

If you’re a car enthusiast, off-road aficionado, or have any knowledge of British motoring, you probably have a good idea of how significant the new generation Defender is. The most powerful variant is the P525 with its massive 518 hp supercharged V8, while the more subtle P400e 2.0 plug-in hybrid makes do with 398 hp. […]

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Toyota Is Investing $3.4 Billion In U.S. Battery Production

Toyota announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion (¥380 billion) in automotive battery advancement in the U.S. through 2030. The money will go towards developing and building batteries for electric vehicles, though the initial focus will be on batteries for hybrids. “This investment will help usher in more affordable electrified vehicles for U.S. consumers, […]

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Shows Its Design, Premieres On October 28

Following a series of teasers, Mitsubishi unveiled the exterior and interior design of the plug-in hybrid variant of the new-generation Outlander ahead of its official premiere that is scheduled for October 28. As we can see from the official pictures, the Outlander PHEV looks almost identical to the ICE-powered variant, with the exception of the special […]

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NASCAR Could Transition To Hybrid Powertrains In 2024

NASCAR could be in for a serious shake-up in 2024 with reports suggesting that hybrid powertrains will be adopted. While speaking at the SportsBusiness Journal World Congress of Sports event, NASCAR president Steve Phelps said that from 2024, NASCAR will have “some type of hybrid engine system with an electrification component,” Fox Sports reporter Bob […]

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2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid GT-Line Priced From AU$81,990 In Australia

Kia has launched the 2022 Sorento Plug-In Hybrid GT-Line in Australia. This new variant of the popular SUV is fitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged Smartstream four-cylinder engine producing 177 hp (132 kW) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque. Coupled to this engine is an electric motor producing 90 hp (67 kW) and 224 lb-ft […]

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