Dual Fuel Plug-In Hybrids Seen As Automotive Future

Dr. Andrew Frank, consider the father of the modern plug-in hybrid, point out that you need a little electricity to make a significant dent in the consumption of fossil fuels.

Published: 30-Nov-2012

SAN FRANCISCO – Is this where the stepping stones lead?

When hybrid cars first came out, an oft-quoted phrase was that they represented but a stepping stone to pure electric cars or other forms of alternative fuels.

But with a growing list of plug-in hybrids — Toyota Prius PHEV, Honda's coming Accord plug-in and the latest, Ford's C-MAX Energi — a logical question is whether moving to pure electrics makes sense at all.



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