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Official EPA estimates are in for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid

Official EPA estimates are in for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid

One of the more exciting things that Jeep announced in recent memory is the electrification of some of its most popular models. Among the models getting plug-in hybrid versions is the 2021 Wrangler. The Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid has received its official ratings from the EPA in the United States.

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No fully electric Porsche 911 is planned for the foreseeable future

No fully electric Porsche 911 is planned for the foreseeable future

Porsche is doing very well with its sports cars and SUVs. While the automaker expects to sell a lot of its fully electric Taycan sports cars, its most iconic model is the 911. There have been rumors swirling about a fully electric 911 sports car, but Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has poured cold water on that rumor. The Porsche executive says the automaker will continue to build the 911 with combustion engines.

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Hyundai expands 2022 Tucson lineup with new N Line and PHEV variants

Hyundai expands 2022 Tucson lineup with new N Line and PHEV variants

Hyundai is moving its crossover game to sporting heights with its 2022 Tucson SUV. The newest Tucson features a bold, striking design and is available in a plethora of powertrain options. The latest additions in the 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s growing lineup are the much-awaited N Line model and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant.

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Storm armored MPV runs on hybrid power and is amphibious

Storm armored MPV runs on hybrid power and is amphibious

A company from Ukraine called Highland Systems is showing off an interesting armored vehicle at the IREX Defense Expo in Abu Dhabi. The Storm uses a hybrid powertrain and has fully amphibious capabilities. That means it's able to operate on land and can operate in water as well. Interestingly, the company is working on a version of the vehicle that will launch soon that's also submersible.

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2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV gets new tech and safety updates

2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV gets new tech and safety updates

The 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro PHEV are soldiering on with a couple of new safety and technology features. Kia updated the Niro’s styling last year, and the changes carry over to the 2021 model. The Niro may not be the roomiest or best-handling crossover on the road, but it easily achieves 43 to 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

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The 4 money-saving suggestions I tell all electric car shoppers

The 4 money-saving suggestions I tell all electric car shoppers

Electric cars are getting more affordable, but as people ask for my advice as to which model they should consider I also have to remind them to do their research on credits and incentives that might apply. While battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) may still carry a premium over their gas counterparts, a combination of federal, state, and local incentives can narrow that gap considerably - if you know to go looking for them.

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Nissan’s STARC gasoline engine-generator claims world-leading 50-percent thermal efficiency

Nissan’s STARC gasoline engine-generator claims world-leading 50-percent thermal efficiency

As we know, the internal combustion engine is approaching its twilight, but Japanese carmaker Nissan has other plans. In its recent press release, Nissan's STARC engine concept (Strong, Tumble, and Appropriately Stretched Robust Ignition Channel) claims to achieve 50-percent thermal efficiency, a noticeable improvement over a regular gas engine's 40-percent efficiency.

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Aston Martin Valhalla may receive a Mercedes-AMG powertrain, and why we’re not surprised

Aston Martin Valhalla may receive a Mercedes-AMG powertrain, and why we’re not surprised

British luxury automaker Aston Martin and German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz are no strangers to inking deals. In 2013, Mercedes claimed five-percent of Aston Martin in return for the former’s AMG V8 motors and infotainment system. Last year, Mercedes-Benz got a bigger 20-percent chunk of Aston Martin for the German carmaker’s EV technology.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has more range, more power, and a lower base price

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has more range, more power, and a lower base price

That’s right. Mitsubishi will continue selling the 2021 Outlander PHEV alongside the all-new, Rogue-based 2022 Outlander. The Japanese carmaker is burning the midnight oil in conceptualizing a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) based on the new model, but Mitsubishi is not leaving anything to chance.

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2021 Karma GS-6 is a more affordable Revero GT

2021 Karma GS-6 is a more affordable Revero GT

The 2021 Karma GS-6 is essentially a Revero GT with a lower price tag. According to Karma, the Revero GT nameplate will return soon as a more upmarket vehicle, probably in the form of the brand’s Revero GTE all-electric car. But for now, you’re looking at the GS-6, an extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle with the same electrified powertrain as BMW’s i8.

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Maserati Grecale SUV spied outside of Modena factory

Maserati Grecale SUV spied outside of Modena factory

The Maserati renaissance continues with its newest Grecale crossover, a compact SUV built on the underpinnings of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s Giorgio platform. After unveiling its MC20 supercar last year, Maserati gave us a peek at a darkened silhouette of the Grecale. Slotting below the Levante SUV, Grecale is named after the “fierce north-east wind of the Mediterranean Sea,” said Maserati, and may become the brand’s first all-electric SUV by 2022.

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2022 Honda HR-V unveiled in Japan, and it’s a hybrid!

2022 Honda HR-V unveiled in Japan, and it’s a hybrid!

Now we’re perplexed. Early this year, Honda said the next-generation HR-V would be different from the current Vezel/HR-V sold in other regions like Japan and Europe. And now, Honda unveiled the all-new 2022 Vezel/HR-V in Japan, and it’s nothing we expected from Honda.

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