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EPRI/NRDC: Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

July 1, 2007

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In the most comprehensive environmental assessment of electric transportation to date, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are examining the greenhouse gas emissions and air quality impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The purpose of the program is to evaluate the nationwide environmental impacts of potentially large numbers of PHEVs over a time period of 2010 to 2050. The year 2010 is assumed to be the first year PHEVs would become available in the U.S. market, while 2050 would allow the technology sufficient time to fully penetrate the U.S. vehicle fleet.

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