ENERGY RESOURCE-1 June 2009-Bright Automotive Applies for $35 Million in Grants for PHEV
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Professor Kirsch is right about many of the barriers to a radical leap to all-electric cars, and I appreciate his clarifications in regard to the important role of PHEV
technologies in the coming decade.
It is the first conversion of 14 vehicles slated for the Washington State PHEV
Pilot Project, coordinated by the Port of Chelan County.
Through the project, four prototype PHEV
trucks, based on a Ford F-550 chassis, will be tested this year by utilities Southern California Edison, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Pacific Gas & Electric.
Volvo Car Corporation, a Sweden-based automaker, is launching its XC90 T8 PHEV
in the United States.
Mitsubishi has caught all of its illustrious rivals on the back foot, too, with the Outlander PHEV
plug-in hybrid variant.
Between January and August last year, one in every electric cars sold was an Outlander PHEV
, bringing it a total of 12,114 sales, compared with 9206 for the Leaf.
The MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV
II is an urban crossover employing a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine/front-wheel drive PHEV
system to achieve superior environmental and road performance.
Yes, the initials PHEV
stand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which means you shove in a lead with a three-pin plug on the end and charge it up from your home mains electricity supply.
hybrid handles quite well with its relatively highsided profile and though there is marked bodyroll in corners, it is not as pronounced as you'd expect.
6 Class for production hybrid vehicles, the Outlander PHEV
rally car was built to meet FIA specification with only minor modifications made for durability and safety.
We've not got a huge amount of info on the PHEV
(Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle: an acronym we'll be hearing used more and more) like price or spec, but Mitsubishi has given us the bare bones of the 4x4 PHEV