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"The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle PHEV: Differences with the Battery Electric Vehicle EV" chapter in Grid Electrified Vehicles: Performance, Design and Environmental Impacts

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Frank, Andrew A. (2013) "The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle PHEV: Differences with the Battery Electric Vehicle EV" chapter in Grid Electrified Vehicles: Performance, Design and Environmental Impacts. Nova Publishers

This chapter discusses plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and pure electric vehicles (EV) for the transition from Fossil Fuel Based to a Zero CO2 society and its broken into the following sections.

  1. Introduction of the PHEV and The objective of Vehicle Electrification

  2. The limitations of Electric Drive now and into the foreseeable future.

  3. The urgency of conversion to renewable energy to replace fossil fuel use in transportation and society.

  4. The need for dual or triple fuel systems until new technology is created.

  5. Using the PHEV to improve the existing Electric generation and distribution system.

  6. A road Map for Integrating the PHEV into a no fossil fuel, complexly renewable energy society with no loss of function or convenience and yet lower costs.

  7. Conclusions.

Keywords: Global warming; fossil fuel; renewable energy; PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle); Pure Battery Electric Vehicle (EV); sustainable energy supply; minimizing CO2 and greenhouse gases; technology solution; Natural Gas-NG; Corporate and private benefits of new energy use

Full book available from: Nova Publishers