Ready, unplug, drive

Plug-in hybrid cars, coming within a few years, will help save gasoline

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 28, 2008

Plug-in hybrid cars run on both gasoline and batteries, an energy combination that would let drivers travel longer without refueling.

Plug-in hybrid cars run on both gasoline and batteries, an energy combination that would let drivers travel longer without refueling.

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When a handheld video game runs out of juice, all you have to do is plug it in and charge it up. Within a few years, some of you might do the same thing with mom’s car.

Automobile companies are developing vehicles that will plug in to electric sockets, just like many laptops, digital cameras, cell phones and small video-game players do. Called...

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