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Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is set to be even more frugal than the automaker first promised, with the pickup on track to best the already-impressive 40 mpg rating initially announced. While the US EPA is yet to finally certify the Maverick hybrid, Ford said today that its EPA-estimated rating will be 42 mpg in the city.

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Toyota reveals multi-billion battery plans after dropping the EV ball

Toyota reveals multi-billion battery plans after dropping the EV ball

Toyota plans to pump $3.4 billion into high-tech batteries for electric vehicles in the US, with the automaker revealing aggressive plans for next-gen cells through 2030. The investment will see a new automotive battery plant constructed, Toyota says, as it pushes back against suggestions that it allowed its electrification lead over competitors to wane.

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Mazda goes SUV wild: 3 fresh models, new plug-in hybrids

Mazda goes SUV wild: 3 fresh models, new plug-in hybrids

Mazda has revealed plans for three entirely new SUVs, complete with the option of plug-in hybrid drive, as it further eases into electrification. The Mazda CX-50, CX-70, and CX-90 will span multiple size and price points, though it also means saying goodby to one current mainstay of the automaker's line-up.

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2022 Lexus NX pricing revealed: Plug-in hybrid and a huge dash upgrade

2022 Lexus NX pricing revealed: Plug-in hybrid and a huge dash upgrade

Lexus has announced pricing for the 2022 NX, including the automaker's first plug-in hybrid, but the biggest deal could be what's running on the dashboard. Revealed earlier this year, the new NX features the first 2022 NX 450h+ PHEV, with an EPA-estimated 36 miles of range on electric power alone.

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2022 Ford Maverick First Drive – The 40 mpg pickup

2022 Ford Maverick First Drive – The 40 mpg pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick may be a brand new pickup, but in the most important ways it feels like a throwback to a golden age of trucks. Ford's decision to combine a standard hybrid drivetrain, a $19,995 starting price, and dimensions that nod back to more manageable, everyday pickups feels so at odds with today's lavish, gadget-loaded monsters, it's easy to assume there has to be a catch. Turns out, even the promise of 40 mpg is an understatement.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV revealed with new Trailhawk trim

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV revealed with new Trailhawk trim

Jeep has unveiled the 2022 Grand Cherokee, the two-row version of its best-seller, including the first plug-in hybrid version of the SUV. The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe is the second in Jeep's PHEV series, following the (perhaps unexpectedly) well-received 2021 Wrangler 4xe that hit forecourts last year.

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2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing confirmed

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV pricing confirmed

Late last month, Kia officially revealed pricing on its 2022 Sorento models, except for pricing on the plug-in hybrid version. Kia has now confirmed pricing on the two available Sorento PHEV trim levels that will be sold in the US. It's worth noting that the MSRPs don't count the destination and handling charge of $1175.

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2021 Toyota Sienna Review

2021 Toyota Sienna Review

Minivans may not strum the limbic system in the same way that, say, a sports car or burly SUV might, but if the thought of cunning organization and the odd trip to IKEA sends shivers down your spine then there's a whole lot to like about the 2021 Toyota Sienna. Completely redesigned with a hybrid-only drivetrain and bolder design, the Sienna makes no apologies for its minivan identity, and ends up all the more impressive for it.

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2023 AMG GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes’ vision of hybrid speed

2023 AMG GT 63 S E Performance is Mercedes’ vision of hybrid speed

AMG promised something big for the first model in its new E Performance sports hybrid line, and the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance certainly fits that billing. Combining the fan-favorite 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gas engine with an electric motor makes for a whopping 843 horsepower along with a complex all-wheel drive system.

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2022 Kia Niro Hybrid debuts with new Kia logos and trim variants

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid debuts with new Kia logos and trim variants

Fresh from a styling update in 2020, the 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid has debuted with just a single change: it now has new Kia logos on the front grille, tailgate, wheel center caps, and steering wheel hub. The outgoing Niro Hybrid (and Niro PHEV) got a slew of safety and tech updates, and all of it will carry over to the latest 2022 Niro Hybrid.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider makes a roadster from the V12 hybrid hypercar

Aston Martin has revealed a special edition of its most potent hypercar, with the Valkyrie Spider slicing off the roof to make things even more exclusive. Based on the Valkyrie coupe, this new version - making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2021 - keeps the carbon fiber structure and 6.5-liter V12-based hybrid drivetrain, but opens up the top.

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Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Biden sets ambitious 50-percent EV sales target for 2030

Half of vehicles sold in the US by 2030 should be electric, according to an aggressive new zero-emissions target by the Biden White House as it restores standards weakened under the previous administration. The new actions, part of the President's Build Back Better investments, aim to drive adoption of electrified vehicles and in the process bolster American industries and tackle the considerable problem of climate change.

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