Environmental Groups Endorse Plug-In Electric Cars

Plug-in hybrids and electric cars offer a spectrum of environmental and economic benefits, report finds.

Published: 24-Jan-2010

Hybrid vehicles could reduce oil use in the U.S. by one-third, according to a report released Thursday. The downside to the hybrids is that they are more expensive than gasoline-powered vehicles.

Are people buying hybrid cars and trucks to be chic, or to save on rising gasoline prices?

Whatever the reason, environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment of Philadelphia released a report Thursday - "Plug-In Cars, Powering America Toward A Cleaner Future" - endorsing the development of electric vehicles.

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The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.

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