It is possible that PHEVs could be designed with smaller electric motors, where the engine would assist with acceleration and hill climbing. ... prefer (e.g., the Ford Escape and the Ford Escape Hybrid) with no sacrifice of capability, often with improved performance and a reduction in fuel use. Tailpipe emissions may constitute one potential issue surrounding plug-in hybrids. ... Toyota has indicated that they will use lithium ion batteries in the next generation Prius due in 2008 or 2009.
|Title||:||Grains, Cane, and Automobiles|
|Author||:||United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance|