Consultant Says EV Recharge Times Could Drive Plug-in Hybrid Sales

By Tim Healey Will overwhelmed infrastructure lead to doubled or tripled recharge times for EVs?
And will that drive sales of plug-in hybrids, given their increased powertrain flexibility, including the ability to switch to internal-combustion engine power?
One consultant says yes, that’s what will happen.
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Nicholas Meilhan, a Paris-based consultant for Frost and Sullivan, posits that consumers will prefer plug-in hybrids over EVs, because in his view, the charging infrastructure won’t be able to keep up with EV sales.
In addition, drivers want to be able to take long trips, so they might turn to plug-in hybrids in order to

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