Volvo Car Corporation, a Sweden-based automaker, is doubling production of the V60 Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle
GLOBAL LIGHT HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE
DEMAND (000 units) % Annual Growth Item 2000 2005 2010 05/00 10/05 World Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
227 1580 3900 43.
Thus an ultralight hybrid-electric vehicle
could cost slightly more because it is a hybrid, but not because it is ultralight, and it could repay its extra cost in 3 years, from saved gasoline costing $1.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has added to its fleet of more than 235 alternative-fuel vehicles by taking delivery of its first hybrid-electric vehicle
, the Honda Insight, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
HELLA and Paul Vahle GmbH are working jointly for the development of wireless charging systems that could spark renewed consumer interest in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles
But according to an analysis of life-cycle air emissions and oil consumption from conventional vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles
, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles
, and battery electric vehicles conducted by CMU professor Jeremy Michalek and his colleagues, the push toward PHEVs may not be the optimal public policy.
provide the requisite electrical power by employing a rechargeable energy-storage system.