5 Cool Things About Plug-in Hybrids Many People Don’t Think About

Cheap gas has diverted some consumers’ attention from PHEVs, but since they offer the “best of both worlds” between hybrids and EVs, maybe more people would be well served to take a closer look? Shown: BMW i3 – available in battery electric and 75-mile range REx version. A small gas tank and reduced power under range-extended mode mean this is a unique alternative compared to “blended” PHEVs and the extended-range Volt which have full power in all circumstances, and more gas plus electric range.

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