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PACE Award Nominees Announced

Automotive News has announced the list of finalists for the 2016 PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence). The group includes 28 technologies from 21 different suppliers in seven countries.

Hybrid

New Volvo Plug-In Hybrid to Include Level 2 Charger

Volvo Car Corp.'s XC90 T8 plug-in-hybrid crossover will be the first PHEV to get a standard dual-volt charger when U.S. sales begin later this year.

Batteries

Nissan to Offer Leaf Buyers Free Battery Charging

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to introduce a new program in July that will give some of its U.S. customers to buy or lease a Leaf electric car free public charging for two years.

Hybrid

Kia Reveals Electrified Soul

Kia Motors Corp. will begin selling its first U.S. electric model, the Soul EV, this autumn.