It appears the death of the internal combustion engine is finally happening. The only question now is ‘when’, not ‘if’. Why has this moved so quickly from the possible to the inevitable? Because the question marks surrounding cost, range and charging have all now been answered. Battery costs are plummeting, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Cars with plugs have been on sale since December 2010, and a second generation will start arriving next year. But while long-range battery-electric cars–the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and an all-new 2017 Nissan Leaf–grab attention, another vehicle on the way could be equally important. That’s the second generation of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.