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Will paying to charge ruin the dream of the plug-in #hybrid?

Will paying to charge ruin the dream of the plug-in #hybrid?

If you’re worried about running out of charge in an all-electric car, a plug-in hybrid or range extended EV — where the power in the battery pack is supplemented by a petrol or diesel engine — might be a good choice for you. In fact, unless you have an unusually long work commute, the chances are you’ll spend most of your time driving around in all-electric mode. You might even perhaps plug in at a public charging station for a few hours as and when needed to ensure your car never has to spin its engine up. In that wonderful ideal, your plug-in hybrid will be far more efficient and far greener than a regular petrol or diesel model, and dare I suggest, almost as green as a fully-electric car under most circumstances. But are you going to continue doing that when prices for public charging soars? Charging times I ask, because I recently learned about two new CHAdeMO quick ch...

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