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What Happens If You Never Charge Your Plug-In-Hybrid Car?

08 Apr 2024 | Abstracted from Car and Driver

"Unlike battery-electric cars, PHEVs don't have to be plugged in to run. If the PHEV battery is "depleted," or has discharged its all-electric range, a portion of its capacity stays in reserve to act as a regular hybrid battery.

"...plug-in hybrid that's not plugged in is a regular hybrid. It likely gets better fuel economy than a nonhybrid, but it almost always gets worse fuel economy than a comparable standard hybrid."



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