Chevy Volt

Two Chevrolet Volts charging at a ChargePoint station in El Paso, Texas, image by Jennifer Sensiba

Why PHEVs Like GM’s Next Volt Need At Least 60 Miles Of Real EV Range

With recent news that GM is going to re-introduce plugin hybrids in 2027, it’s likely that the company is still figuring out the design. So, I wanted to offer some unsolicited advice GM and everyone else going back to PHEVs need to think as they put new designs together and … [continued]

Plug-in Hybrids: Are They Really A Solution To Reducing Emissions?

It’s immediately clear how fully-electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs) can help reduce emissions; eliminating gasoline and tailpipes in favor of increasingly clean electricity helps limit both climate change and air pollution. Plug-in hybrids are a bit more complicated. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (or PHEV) has both a gasoline engine and one … [continued]