No, plug-in hybrids won't cause a blackout in your neighbourhood, yet |

With hybrid cars becoming more and more popular these days, many eco-friendly motorists are considering such models, with plug-in ones being the most attractive as they offer a zero-emission way of doing short drives around the city.

But skeptical people quickly raised the question of what this new wave of plug-in hybrids and electric cars will do to the electric power grid, supposedly taking it way past it safety margins. Don’t worry about that though, as a new study conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council has revealed that such vehicles aren’t that numerous in the US and won’t pose a threat to the grid anytime soon.

The study also says that some areas might require some reinforcement, but until people will heavily demand and charge up plug-in hybrids from their average home sockets, things are still alright … for now.

Source: Green Car Reports via Jalopnik
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Post tags : Electric Vehicles, Hybrid, hybrids, plug-in hybrid