Vehicles produce about half of the greenhouse gases from a typical U.S. household.
A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) takes away the range anxiety common with pure electric cars. With a PHEV, more range is just a gas station away. There’s no need to find a functional charger to get additional miles of range. The electric-only range of available plug-in hybrids varies from around a dozen miles to nearly 100.
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle whose battery can be recharged by plugging it into an external source of electric power, as well by its on-board engine and generator.
So, Prius Prime boasts an EPA-estimated 133 MPGe [epa_2018_prime_mpge] when driving in EV Mode [prime_hybrid_caution] — an outstanding figure for plug-in hybrid vehicles. For more information on MPGe and range, please see fueleconomy.gov .
The Chevy Volt PHEV was for a while the plug-in hybrid of the US market, representing a substantial portion of total US electric vehicle sales for quite a number of years.
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.
Some plug-in hybrids have higher-capacity batteries and can go further on electricity than others. PHEV fuel economy can be sensitive to driving style, driving conditions, and accessory use. Benefits and Challenges. Less Petroleum Use. Plug-in hybrids use roughly 30% to 60% less petroleum than conventional vehicles.
Dress up the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid interior and help protect the lower door sill from scuff marks with the Illuminated Door Sill Trim.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with the new 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid from Hyundai. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid takes things to a whole new level.
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid The Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid is Chrysler’s first plug-in car—and the industry’s first plug-in hybrid minivan. The editors of Good Housekeeping, in partnership with Car and Driver, named the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a 2018 Best New Car award winner in the Hybrid category.