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8 Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Cars Arriving in 2018

US News & World Report - Cars Logo By Steven Loveday of US News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 10: Hybrid technology has many benefits aside from being “green-friendly.” It increases efficiency, adds instant torque, and, in many cases, improves vehicle performance. It can also mean less maintenance, since your vehicle is not relying on its gas engine or brakes as often.For these reasons, more automakers are seeking advancements in hybrid technology. Many are focused on traditional hybrids, while others are offering plug-in hybrids and new mild-hybrid technology. Some of these vehicles could qualify for up to $7,500 via the plug-in electric vehicle tax credit.Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are a solid option for those who are seeking to move to an electric vehicle but are still concerned about range. Even though electric car range is growing, it doesn’t yet match that of most gas cars, and many areas still lack adequate charging infrastructure. With a PHEV, you can travel a given number of miles on battery power alone, while still having the safety net of a gas engine.Some automakers are introducing a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. It helps with efficiency by allowing the engine to shut off while coasting, captures energy from regenerative braking, and aids in vehicle performance. Moreover, adding the tech to existing gas cars is simple and inexpensive.Click through the following slides to learn about hybrid vehicles arriving in 2018.

These Upcoming Hybrids Will Be Available Soon

Hybrid technology has many benefits aside from being “green-friendly.” It increases efficiency, adds instant torque, and, in many cases, improves vehicle performance. It can also mean less maintenance, since your vehicle is not relying on its gas engine or brakes as often.

For these reasons, more automakers are seeking advancements in hybrid technology. Many are focused on traditional hybrids, while others are offering plug-in hybrids and new mild-hybrid technology. Some of these vehicles could qualify for up to $7,500 via the plug-in electric vehicle tax credit.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) are a solid option for those who are seeking to move to an electric vehicle but are still concerned about range. Even though electric car range is growing, it doesn’t yet match that of most gas cars, and many areas still lack adequate charging infrastructure. With a PHEV, you can travel a given number of miles on battery power alone, while still having the safety net of a gas engine.

Some automakers are introducing a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. It helps with efficiency by allowing the engine to shut off while coasting, captures energy from regenerative braking, and aids in vehicle performance. Moreover, adding the tech to existing gas cars is simple and inexpensive.

Click through the following slides to learn about hybrid vehicles arriving in 2018.

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