23 Sep '14, 6pm

Pros and Cons Between Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

Pros and Cons Between Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

Every vehicle involves compromises, and the one that meets your needs ideally has the least. For those of you wondering whether a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be a better choice, this will compile in one place a number of the more prominent pros and cons for each. It does not advocate for any particular powertrain type, and assumes ultimately you must make your own decisions, as to what is right for you. Defining Terms For our purposes we’ll compare plug-ins only to full hybrids as these use the gas engine, electric motor, or both as the system control computer sees fit. Full hybrids are technologically closer than “mild” hybrids to plug-in hybrids, and most plug-in hybrids are essentially full hybrids with extra large lithium-ion battery assemblies that can be plugged in, thus the name. The Prius Liftback accounts for tripl...

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