Plug-in EVs Part of Reaching 56.2 MPG, but Hybrids Will Play Bigger Role


- June 30, 2011

While cer­tain indus­try groups were upset that the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion plans to low­er its 2025 fuel econ­o­my from 62 mpg to 56.2 mpg, the man­dates would still be ambi­tious with meet­ing 5% per year increas­es. Plug-in elec­tric vehi­cles will be part of accom­plish­ing this goal, but oth­er vehi­cles, espe­cial­ly hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles, will play a big­ger part.