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How Plug-in Hybrids Save Money

Plug-in hybrid recharging

Plug-in hybrids reduce fuel costs by

  • Using high-capacity batteries that allow them to operate on electricity from the outlet for significant distances—operating on electricity typically costs less than half as much as operating on gasoline
  • Using a larger electric motor that typically allows the vehicle to use electricity at higher speeds than regular hybrids
  • Using regenerative braking to recover energy typically wasted when you apply the brakes

Plug-in hybrid designs differ, and your driving habits, especially the distance you drive between re-charging, can have a big effect on your fuel bill. My Plug-in Hybrid Calculator estimates gasoline and electricity costs for any available plug-in hybrid using your driving habits and fuel costs.

View the video below to learn more about how plug-in hybrids save money.

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