Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
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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
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
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 .