28 Jun '18, 2pm

Battery-electric vehicle versus plug-in hybrid: Why having both makes sense

John Briggs Jun 25, 2018 Follow John 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2015 Nissan Leaf belonging to reader John. C. Briggs Enlarge Photo Not long ago, green car fans had only one choice: a hybrid vehicle like the Prius that gets all its energy from gasoline. Now there is a choice of several pure battery-electric vehicles that get all their energy from grid electricity, several plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that get their energy from a mix of grid electricity and gasoline, and several conventional hybrids like the Prius. When it came time to replace my wife’s 2007 Toyota Prius we decided on a plug-in hybrid to replace it because it would significantly increase the number of electric miles we can drive without requiring any sacrifices in utility. For the Prius replacement, we chose a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid with 25 miles of electric range with a gasoline engine ...

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