Fact.
A Department of Transportation study shows that most cars drive less than 50 miles a day on average.* A dual-mode hybrid car operating in
all-electric mode for the first 25-50 miles can dramatically reduce our growing dependency on foreign oil and reduce harmful emissions.
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The Plug-In Hybrid Development Consortium is made up of component suppliers working together to accelerate the commercial production of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Consortium members cooperate to deliver innovative new solutions that make affordable plug-in hybrids possible.

The Consortiumís cooperative efforts help automakers short-cut years of research and development. The Consortium also works to build political support and secure new funding for PHEV development. more...


Recent News:
February 17, 2009
President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act The act will provide credits for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
February 5, 2009
Hybrid Consortium Project Review: Raser's Electric 100mpg SUV
July 24, 2008
Technical Overview of the PHEV Project
July 22, 2008
Consortium is developing 100 MPG Plug-In Hybrid Light Truck For Initial Release To Utility And Government Fleets
February 7, 2008
PG&E Signs Agreement To Purchase Plug-In Hybrid SUVs From Raser Technologies
November 30, 2007
Oak Ridge National Lab Joins Plug-in Hybrid Development Consortium to Cooperate on PHEV Development
March 14, 2007
Consortium member A123 featured in NY Times article "A New Battery Takes Off in a Race to Electric Cars"
February 26, 2007
President Bush Meets with Consortium Member A123Systems to Discuss Advanced Batteries for Plug-In Hybrids Capable of Over 150 MPG
February 8, 2007
VIDEO: Peter Savagian, Director Engineering, GM Hybrid Powertrains, was keynote speaker at Consortium Meeing held in conjunction with SAE Hybrid Symposium in San Diego
January 23, 2007
Hatch To Partner With Obama, Cantwell To Develop Legislation Promoting Plug-In Vehicles
Nov 13, 2006
VIDEO: The National Renewable Energy Lab Hosted the Hybrid Consortium's November Meeting at NREL lab in Golden Colorodo.
August 14, 2006
AES, Global Power Company Joins Plug-In Hybrid Consortium
July 18, 2006
Consortium Member Awarded Drive System Technology Innovation of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
May 30, 2006
Robert Redford adds his support to Plug-in Hybrids and KickTheOilHabit.org (CNN Article)
May 17, 2006
Congressional Subcommittee Reviews Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Legislation
 
May 10, 2006
Austin Energy and Plug-In Partners Team with the Hybrid Consortium to Support Plug-in Hybrid Development
March 22, 2006
Quantum and Former Senior Executive of General Motors Join Plug-In Hybrid Consortium
 
White House Photo 3/10/09 by Pete SouzaPres Obama talks Plug-in Hybrids
Obama's Energy Plan Calls For 1 Million Plug-In Hybrid Cars on the Road by 2015 and Creating a New $7,000 Tax Credit for Purchasing Advanced Vehicles.
www.whitehouse.gov
"This consortium will help American automakers become more competitive by accelerating the development of new technologies necessary for the next generation of hybrid vehicles."

Senator Orrin Hatch



Listen to audio interview about the consortium