"Economic, Environmental and Security Implications of Plug-in Vehicles"

Jeremy Michalek and Constantine Samaras

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will likely play an important role in addressing oil dependency and global warming in the transportation sector. PHEVs use battery packs to store energy from the electricity grid and propel the vehicle partially on electricity instead of gasoline.

Economic, Environmental and Security Implications of Plug-in Vehicles Summary

Related papers:

Shiau, C.-S. N.; Samaras, C.; Hauffe, R.; Michalek, J. J., Impact of battery weight and charging patterns on the economic and environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Energy Policy 2009, 37 (7), 2653-2663.

Samaras, C.; Meisterling, K., Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: Implications for Policy. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42 (9), 3170-3176.*

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