Plug-in hybrids help drive demand for electric car charging stations that are critical to electric car success, Dikeman writes, and electric cars drive the cost down on the batteries that brings the plug-in costs into line. Unlike with the Prius over a decade ago, it’s not a single car changing the world, it’s the combination that’s working well for us.
I get this every time I discuss EVs. Something along the lines of oh, you shouldn’t be including PHEVs in with EVs, they don’t count, or are not real EVs, just a stopgap etc.
I tend to think PHEVs may be better product. At least for now. And I follow the GM’s Chevy Volt vs the Nissan Leaf with interest.
The main arguments on each:
Plug in Hybrids