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With the threat of Climate Change heavy on the mind many people ask what is a safe but environmentally friendly way to get around, especially now when the use of transit and trains presumably adds COVID risk. The answer is a pretty easy one: A mid size plug in hybrid (PHEV) such as the Toyota Prius Prime, the Chevy Volt or the Hyundai Ionic plug in. This may surprise you.
There is a kernel of truth to all of this, still, currently the greenest way to have a car at all is a frugal plug-in hybrid (PHEV)! The emphasis is on frugal, meaning a very low gas consumption in gas-engine mode combined with a fairly small Lithium Ion battery back. (There are also all kinds of plug-ins with large and thirsty gas engines). Key for the advantage of the PHEV is the insight that the overall environmental impact of a car....READ FULL ARTICLE HERE