Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas

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Posted by Gosi on September 2, 2006, 9:54 pm

It is possible to get the parking sorted so you just park and it is
Not needing to think about anything more than just park in the right
spot either at home or at work
Automatic plugging and occasional trip outside the range would be taken
care of by the hybrid

Cathy F. wrote:

Posted by Cathy F. on September 2, 2006, 8:41 pm

Whoa - "The overall price of a PHEV is 10-20% greater than its hybrid
counterpart."  One'd have to calculate the savings in gas Vs. not dealing w/
plugging it in bad winter weather (or any bad weather, if it involves going
outside), as opposed to another $- 4K+ in price.  IOW - would have to
project how often the recharging via plugging in deal would actually be


Posted by Bill on September 2, 2006, 10:20 pm

The material at that link is dated.  Note the price of gasoline was $.80
gallon in their analysis.  In my area (MN) the cost of electricity has been
flat since we saw that price so the savings would be considerably greater
than illustrated.  Likewise, the cost of batteries has gone down.  By the
time a PHEV hits the market I expect even more optimistic figures.  I have
an attached garage.  The wire run to my off-peak panel would take an hour
and the cost would be insignificant.  Your situation is different
considering you would probably need an underground run to a post where you
park.  Also, your home might not qualify for off-peak electricity.  So many
considerations, so little information.  :-)

Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 2, 2006, 8:28 pm

You wouldn't have to; it would offer plug-in recharging in addition to
hybrid technology.

Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Cathy F. on September 2, 2006, 8:35 pm

Ah - okay, got it.


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