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By Brad Berman ·
September 20, 2007

GM and Toyota Face Off on Future of Hybrids

The nuances of hybrid car technology —such as the difference between a series and parallel plug-in hybrid—are almost completely lost to the average car buyer. But those distinctions have led to an escalating battle of words between Toyota and General Motors regarding their competing visions for the next generation of hybrid cars.

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By Brad Berman ·
March 20, 2007

Plug-in Hybrid Batteries: Type Matters

Today’s PHEVs vary widely in performance. Why? The answer is in the amount of energy they can store on-board the vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
February 09, 2007

Battery Expert Casts Doubt on Plug-in Hybrid Future

In the quest for a solution to the growing global transportation energy needs, plug-in hybrids have recently taken center stage. Plug-in hybrids, unlike the gas-electric hybrids currently on the market, can travel for extended ranges without using any gasoline. Yet, the emergence of plug-in hybrids depends on the viability of mass-manufactured lithium ion battery technologies. That technology may not be available for a decade or more, according to Dr. Menahem Anderman, a leading expert on advanced automobile batteries.

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New to EVs? Start here

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