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(IS-2011-140) Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles

This report from the U.S. Department of Energy provides an overview of electric vehicle options and relative performance.  The cars surveyed include hybrid electric vehicles (gas engine + battery to capture breaking energy), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (charge from gas engine or from electric socket), and all-electric vehicle (charge from socket only).  Fuel savings for the car range from 20% (highway driving with a hybrid electric vehicle) to 100% (all-electric vehicle).

























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