How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 21, 2009
GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Batteries not ready. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Hyundai Partnering with Korean battery companies for hybrids.