Plug-in Hybrids

4/2/2009

A plug-in hybrid is similar to a conventional hybrid vehicle—both use a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor. However, a plug-in hybrid uses larger battery packs that can be recharged by connecting to common household electricity. Plug-in hybrids can be driven for long distances—from a few miles to as much as 40 miles—without using any gasoline. A plug-in hybrid can obtain about twice the fuel economy of a conventional hybrid. Examples of Plug-In Hybrids: Chevrolet Volt, Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid (to be released in 2012).
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