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Contact: Rebecca Alvania
National Academy of Sciences

Potential impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

A new report from the National Research Council, TRANSITIONS TO ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES -- PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, examines the technological status of plug-in hybrids and identifies factors that might hinder their acceptance in the marketplace. The report develops plausible scenarios of potential market penetration and uses them to estimate reductions in petroleum consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.


Reporters may obtain copies of the report by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at noon EST on Friday, Dec. 11. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EST ON MONDAY, DEC. 14.

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