Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: Promise, issues and prospects

  • Published: EVS24, 2009
  • Authors: Kalhammer, F.R., Kamath, H., Duvall, M., Alexander, M., & Jungers, B.
  • Date Added: 06 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 06 Feb 2014
  • Format: pdf


To address the issues surrounding the barriers to the acceptance of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.


Examines the main technical, cost and infrastructure issues faced by plug-in electric vehicles.

Key Findings:

  • Progress in every aspect of plug-in electric vehicle technology but especially in lithium ion batteries has established the technical basis for development of plug-in electric vehicles with competitive performance and reliability.


Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, lithium battery, battery cost, battery life, battery charging infrastructure, energy availability.


Review of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.