Driving efficiently is no longer the painful task it once was. Though there are still holdouts on the path to higher mpg (I’m looking at you, full-size pickups), most passenger cars have crept towards respectable EPA estimates.
Those who want to do one better than internal combustion have plenty of options. Diesels and gas-electric hybrids offer similar fuel economy, without demanding any lifestyle changes from their owners. Pure electric vehicles, on the other hand, don’t quite yet have the range to accommodate all driving behavior. This makes plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) the perfect fit for those who desire the perks of an EV without the major drawbacks.
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