November 17, 2007

Plug-in Hybrids

Here's a good overview of plug-in hybrids. A couple of caveats from the piece: batteries are very expensive and currently most of the energy would come from burning coal which would not be a good trade-off on the greenhouse gases front. Perhaps if I get solar for my house and buy wind-energy, then the second factor can be addressed. Would you go for a plug-in hybrid?

Posted by Mary at November 17, 2007 02:58 PM | Energy | Technorati links |

my short answer is no.

my long answer is- I'm going for a 1986 diesel Jetta (50mpg) instead. At least it's a step up from my 1988 Omni (30 mpg).

maybe there is an even longer answer, but I would have to do a lot of reading and spend a lot more money to get to it.

Posted by: Huskarl at November 17, 2007 05:41 PM

Even coal-powered plugins are better than gasoline powered cars. More here:

Posted by: LauraJMixon at November 17, 2007 08:09 PM