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Plug-in hybrids are growing in popularity, since their benefits are numerous and they have surprisingly few downsides.In this section we'll take a closer look at plug-in hybrids.

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Can plug-in hybrids erase range anxiety?

Electric car owners often wonder if their vehicle's battery will die before reaching its destination. Theproblem is known as range anxiety, and car manufacturers are trying to alleviate its effects.


Are plug-in hybrids better than regular hybrids?

 Are plug-in hybrids better than regular hybrids?

Are plug-in hybrids better than regular hybrids? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn if plug-in hybrids are better than regular hybrids. See more »

What is the plug-in electric vehicle credit?

 What is the plug-in electric vehicle credit?

What is the plug-in electric vehicle credit? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn what the plug-in electric vehicle credit is. See more »

Plug-in Hybrid Pictures

 Plug-in Hybrid Pictures

Our plug-in hybrid pictures feature some of the top makes and models of this unique kind of hybrid car. Take a look at these plug-in hybrid pictures. See more »

5 Plug-in Hybrids -- Arriving Soon

 5 Plug-in Hybrids -- Arriving Soon

Plug-in hybrid cars are capable of triple digit fuel economy. Read our list of the top 5 plug-in hybrids that are arriving soon. See more »

How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work

 How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work

Plug-in hybrid cars build upon existing hybrid car technology by reducing the use of the gasoline engine. Find out how plug-in hybrid cars differ from standard hybrids. See more »