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    Verizon acquires 576 Chevrolet Silverado hybrids

    Verizon has placed what is likely the largest order to date for Chevrolet Silverado hybrid pickup trucks to add to its service vehicle fleet. A total of 576 of the two-mode hybrid trucks will be used by Verizon technicians for service calls in urban areas around the country. The Silverado and its ...

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    SAE 2010: GM confirms next generation two-mode and mild hybrids coming

    AutoblogGreen had a chance to chat with Micky Bly, executive directory of hybrid vehicle development and batteries at General Motors the evening before the opening of the 2010 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. We asked Micky about GM's plans for hybrid vehicles going forward. While ...

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    Report: 2011 Ram hybrid production to start November 16

    If a production schedule posted at Allpar is to be believed, Chrysler will kick off production of the new Ram 1500 hybrid on November 16, 2010. The Ram hybrid inherits the same 5.7-liter Hemi V8, two-mode hybrid powertrain that was in the short-lived Dodge Durango/Chrysler Aspen hybrids in 2008. ...

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    Remy supplying the motors for Daimler-built two-mode hybrid transmission

    Daimler is now building its own version of the two-mode hybrid transmissions that were co-developed with General Motors and BMW. The Daimler-built transmissions are used in the Mercedes-Benz ML450 and BMW X6 hybrids. Inside of each of those transmissions are two electric motor/generators which ...

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    Detroit Preview: One of General Motors' concepts to be two-mode PHEV

    The last time we heard anything substantive from General Motors about its plug-in hybrid program was last August, when it announced that the planned Saturn Vue PHEV would instead be re-badged as a Buick crossover. We all know how that worked out. GM backtracked after less than two weeks and ...

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    BMW to launch third hybrid model within the next 12 months

    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our leader Sebastian was down in Miami on Friday for international media launch of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and we'll have his review shortly. During the event, AutoCar's Greg Kable spoke with BMW project leader Peter Tünnermann ...

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    Two-mode hybrid joint development disbanded; Ram hybrid coming in 2010

    The big joint development program formed several years ago between General Motors, Daimler, Chrysler and BMW to develop the two-mode hybrid system for light duty vehicles is over. With all four automakers now having launched or about to introduce versions of the hybrid system, the joint program ...

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    Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid rated at 27/30 mpg by EPA, will never be built

    Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid - Click above to for high-res image gallery
    One of our readers was was perusing the EPA's fuel economy listings and stumbled across a vehicle that we didn't even know had been rated. The two-mode hybrid version of the Saturn Vue had been scheduled to go into production in ...

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    VIDEO: BMW ActiveHybrid X6 inside

    BMW ActiveHybrid X6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW's first – and very possibly only – application of two-mode hybrid technology will be the new ActiveHybrid X6. The gas-electric crossover will go into production late this year and go on sale in the early part of 2010 ...

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    REPORT: GM working on four mode hybrid system

    2009 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado Hybrids - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our friend Mike Levine over at spent some time talking to General Motors' John Turzewski about the future of the company's hybrid trucks last week and came away with some interesting ...

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    Breaking: Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid reborn as new Buick crossover

    2011 Buick "Vue" Two-Mode hybrid - click above for high res gallery
    GM CEO Fritz Henderson may not believe in re-badging Pontiacs for other GM brands, but it looks like at least one Saturn model will live on. The mid-size Vue crossover will become a Buick in 2011, and a plug-in hybrid will be ...

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    Two-Mode hybrid may be a one hit wonder for Daimler, BMW

    Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery
    What started as a very promising collaboration between General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and BMW is looking increasingly like a technological dead end. The two-mode hybrid system originally developed by General Motors' former Allison ...

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    Saturn Vue two-mode dead, Chevrolet Equinox hybrid unlikely to hit until 2011

    Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid - click above for high res gallery
    When word came in the last few days that General Motors had reached a tentative deal to sell the Saturn brand to Roger Penske, the obvious question then became, "What about product?" The Penske deal apparently includes an agreement to ...

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    Quick Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid, two-mode goes German

    Click above for a high res gallery of the Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid
    An hour after Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new ML450 hybrid at the New York Auto Show, we got to take our first quick drive in the first German version of a two-mode hybrid. Mercedes-Benz has been collaborating with General Motors, ...

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    New York Preview: World debut of the Mercedes Benz ML450 hybrid

    Next week at the New York Auto Show, we'll be getting our first up close look at a German production vehicle with the two-mode hybrid system. Among the vehicles that Mercedes Benz will publicly show for the first time is the production ML450 hybrid. The ML450 uses a new version of the two-mode ...

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    Next gen GM hybrid pickups to get 50% better towing, Voltec possible

    click for a high res gallery of GM's hybrid pickups
    General Motors is currently in the midst of launching its hybrid full-size pickup trucks and our man Jeremy is in San Antonio this week to try them out. One thing about the auto industry is that as soon as you get one product out the door, you're ...

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    Is the Saturn Vue Two-Mode hybrid DOA? Not yet

    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Saturn VUE 2 Mode Hybrid
    We got a comment from a reader the other day on a post we published back in December indicating that the Saturn Vue 2-mode hybrid had been canceled. Our reader had placed an order for one of the new hybrid crossovers last summer ...

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    Spy shots: Mercedes Benz ML450 BlueHybrid spotted in the wild

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    An alert reader spotted an unusual Mercedes ML SUV cruising down a suburban Detroit freeway the other day. The HEV stickers on the windows and lumps in the hood indicate this is a prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz ML450 BlueHybrid. The ML450 is the first ...

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    Yes the GM Two-Mode hybrids can tow, but what of MPG?

    We've had numerous opportunities over the last two years to drive various SUVs and pickup trucks equipped with the two-mode hybrid system spawned from GM, Chrysler, Daimler and BMW. Among the claimed advantages of the two-mode hybrid system is the ability to dramatically improve fuel efficiency ...

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    Spyshot: hybrid BMW X6 spotted in the wild

    Although it was unveiled back in 2007 during the Frankfurt Motor show, the quirky X6 with a hybrid powertrain has just now been spotted in the wild. French website Le Blog Auto found it on a street in Munich, Germany, where it was not disguised at all, with the HYBRID Erprobungsfahrzeug (hybrid ...


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