Toyota Prius

Array of BEV and PHEV cars from Tesla, Chevy, and Sono Motors

EV’s On California HOV Lanes: Where All Plug-Ins are not the Same

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
Toyota Prius Plugin Hybrid

Why Plug-in Hybrids Are Better Than All-Electric Cars

When I purchased a Ford Fusion Energi PHEV that only gets 21 electric miles, my neighbor said “Tell me when Ford makes one that goes 300 miles, then I'll consider it”. Like most conventional gas car owners accustomed to 13 gallon gas tanks, they think only Teslas and Chevy Bolts with their big batteries and long electric ranges are able to compete with conventional gas powered cars.