Plug-Ins better than hybrids

Here’s a year-long study from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) proving that a plug-in electric vehicle has more advantages than a standard hybrid and more so over the current traditional cars.

Here are some of their selling points:

  • The plug-in hybrid achieved 67 MPG, a 60-percent increase over thestandard hybrid’s 42 MPG and a 205-percent increase in MPG compared with a standard car at 22 MPG.
  • The plug-in hybrid achieved a 37-percent reduction in CO2 tailpipe emissions when compared with a standard hybrid and a 67-percent reduction compared with a gasoline-powered car.
  • The plug-in hybrid had a monthly fuel cost of $94, an 18-percent reduction from the fuel costs of a standard hybrid ($115) and a 57-percent reduction when compared with a gasoline-powered car with a monthly fuel cost of $219 at $3.85 per gallon.

What’s more, if the latest energy bill will pass, plug-in cars will get tax credits ranging from $2500 to $7500. Which is why auto makers are in a hurry to get their cars up and running and into the market before 2010.

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