Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Electric cars range from 100% electric power vehicles that have relatively short ranges and are plugged-in at home overnight to recharge—to cars like the Chevrolet Volt that will run primarily on an electric motor only, but include a small gasoline-powered generator engine that will recharge the batteries when needed and give an occasional boost to the drivetrain as well.  The Volt is designed to go up to 53 miles without recharging, and has the ability to be recharged by plug-in at home, and has a range of 420 miles using gas and electric combined. A little history is in order: …

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