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Use the Sierra Club's guide to plug-in electric vehicles to check out individual cars, calculate how much CO2 and money in fueling you'll save, learn what EV driver incentives exist in your area, and find out where to buy an EV. Get the latest EV news on our blogs and learn about our Go Electric campaign.

 

Rise of the
Plug-In Hybrids

Sierra looks at electric vehicles that go the extra mile

BY REED MCMANUS
Senior editor, Sierra magazine

Hooray for American cars. I say that not as a knee-jerk red-white-and-blue jingo-istic American consumer—in fact, only one of the five cars I've owned was made in the USA (an unbreakable 1969 Dodge Dart)—but because Detroit’s own Chevrolet is setting the bar when it comes to plug-in hybrid vehicles. Chevy's Volt, now in its third year, remains the standard for cars that combine plug-in battery-electric power with a gas engine.

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