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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
From its long wheelbase to a distinctive wide stance, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has been engineered for a smooth, spacious ride. Noticeable from Any Angle With its sleek, aerodynamic shape and Decklid Spoiler, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid creates a solid presence on the road.
Vehicles produce about half of the greenhouse gases from a typical U.S. household.
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.
The Ford C-Max Energi is a compelling alternative to the other leading plug-in hybrids—the Chevy Volt and Plug-in Prius. It offers 20 miles of all-electric driving, 570 miles of total range, and an attractive price.
Similarly powered with a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain, and midsized, the roomy Kia will slot in well within the class of mainstream-level hybrid and plug-in hybrid sedans.