Honda Launching New Alternative Fuel Line

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[Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] When Honda launches its Clarity fuel-cell electric car late this year, the alternative fuel vehicle will be an only child.  But not for long. Honda says it will add two siblings to its new Clarity family lineup in 2017, a battery-electric car and a PHEV, or plug-in hybrid. … Read more »

Plug-In Hybrid Defined

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[Estimated Reading Time: Less than 2 minutes] Like a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or PHEV uses two different power systems. PHEVs differ from their conventional cousins, however, because they have high-capacity battery packs. They are charged when you plug them into a household socket or a home or commercial charging station. Thus the “plug-in” … Read more »

Plug-In Car Shopping Made Easy, Part 1.

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The horror stories abound. People out shopping for a plug-in vehicle, whether a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric car, or EV, often find themselves in dealerships with sales people who don’t know much about the cars, can’t answer basic questions and would rather sell gas-burners.

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