Plug-In-Toyota-Prius You've arrived at the right place to learn about plug-in hybrid vehicles, occasionally called plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs). Introduced over a decade ago, hybrid cars use both electric motors and gas motors to get you to the destination. Would you like to know who makes plug-ins? We can tell you. There are plenty on the market now. The Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius and are two examples of popular hybrids. Other common examples are the Fiat Plug-in Minivan, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, the Ford Fusion Energi SE, the Honda Accord Plug-In, the Chevy Volt and the Toyota Prius Plug-In.

With a hybrid, gasoline powers the gas motor, and a bank of batteries powers the electric motor. Engineers have designed these types of cars so these two power plants work together to give drivers great gas mileage and high efficiency. Plugins are also capable of reusing energy, like that you used for braking. Very neat.

The popular thing these days is the hybrid concept's evolution, which is referred to as the "plug-in hybrid" or simply "plug-in". Plug-ins work like conventional hybrids, with electric and gas motors providing power, but have an important difference; they have a 100% electric mode of around 40 miles where the gas engine isn't used (except you may need it for long car rides) and they can be charged via an on-board charging port either at your house, someone else's home or at public places like gas stations that make charging ports available. Mcloughlinfiat.com explains that the development of hybrids bonds the two major electric car factors that are quite different from each other -a vehicle that doesn't use gas (when driven less than 40 miles) but can go long distances if needed.

People who want to reduce the use of gasoline in their daily lives – an important issue for many, not only because of cost but because of the environmental impact of gas-powered cars--are into plug-in hybrids. Consumers concerned about their environmental impact when driving will still like this kind of vehicle that meets their criteria of using less fuel when driven, as that will contribute to less greenhouse gas emissions. With a plug-in, a few consumers will almost never visit a gas station because they just don't drive long distances. Also, the vehicle manufacturers will be able to make better their standings with CAFE regulations.

Take the previously mentioned SUVs — together, they're probably the most inefficient vehicles in manufacturers' lineups, but by providing them with a hybrid unit, they may become quite efficient. And what about current sales--how are they going? At the moment, not as well as they could be. Not helping the plug-in's case is the falling price of oil. In some of the United States, gallons are selling for under $2 now, so a tank that required $100 to fill (like SUVs and trucks) now costs between approximately $40 to $70, depending on the vehicle and your location. This is allowing for drivers to save lots money on commuting costs, and appears to be blinding peoples' longer-term investment and analysis.

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