Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles


About The Technology



Current Hybrid Options

PHEV - Path to the Hydrogen Economy

Related Publications


Welcome to the PHEV Homepage!

A Source Dedicated to the Evolution of the PHEV Technology and the Many Benefits PHEV Technology Brings.

2005 Accord Hybrid Shown – Image courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.


Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) are a combination of a typical Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle and a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) with an electric motor capable of supplying auxiliary power to the drive train.  The combination provides better gas mileage compared to an ICE vehicle.  See Current Hybrid Options for details on current and planned HEV options.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) take this concept one step further by adding additional batteries to the design (see Technology for further details).  This allows the vehicle to be charged at night and be powered solely from stored electric energy during the day.  This design has many advantages such as better gas mileage, less maintenance costs, helping the environment from reduced green house emissions, and bettering the United States economy by decreasing our reliance on foreign oil.  More information about these Benefits can be found at the link on the left side of this page.

This technology will replace petroleum and will bring in the Hydrogen Economy—it is the Path to the Hydrogen Economy.

This web page is a creation of the "Energy Sustainability and Their Politics in the 21st Century" honors class at the University of Missouri - Columbia.  Our aim is to provide information about this growing technology and show how it can become a technology that will pave the way to more efficient energy production and transmission, a cleaner environment, stronger domestic economy, and increased convenience for consumers.


This site is part of the home page of Dr. G. J. Suppes at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  For contact information, return to Dr. Suppes Homepage .