Volume 84 Issue 51 | p. 40 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 18, 2006

Plenty Of Juice For Plug-In Cars

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

Off-peak, idle capacity at existing electric utilities could provide enough power to fuel 84% of the U.S.'s 220 million cars if all were shifted to hybrid plug-in electric vehicles, says a new report by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Interest has grown in hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles fueled in part by electricity drawn from the power grid. Just last month, GM announced plans to build a plug-in electric vehicle. Critics charge, however, that plug-ins will . . .

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