Plug-in hybrid

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A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV), or plug-in hybrid is a hybrid electric vehicle which utilizes rechargeable batteries, or another energy storage device, that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external electric power source (usually a normal electric wall socket).


  • While the ability for Obama, if elected, to deliver on his energy-related campaign promises remains to be seen, Tuesday night's presentations helped establish the plug-in hybrid as a mainstream American household term perhaps as a synonym for 100-mpg vehicle.
  • The plug-in hybrid is the most notable technological advancement of the past 50 years", "G.M.'s challenge is making them profitable and continuing to invent a broad range of advanced vehicles. Demand for Plug-in Hybrid Car Rises,
    • David Cole, the chairman of the Center for Automotive Research in G.M. at 100: Is Its Future Electric?, The New York Times by Don Sherman, (14 September 2008)
  • Felix Kramer, who has made plug-in electric cars not only his passion but an imminent American reality, was always ready to take a query from me.
    • Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times, Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America, page 417, (9 September 2008)
  • Possibly the most sought-after technological innovation since Captain Kirk first flipped open his communicator is the plug-in hybrid.

See also[edit]

* Electric vehicles

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