Talk:Plug-in hybrid

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Google rechargeIT[edit]

Perhaps Google's rechargeIT project can be mentioned aswell (see

Very long indeed[edit]

At 16,968 words "readable prose size" (excluding captions, tables, ToC, references, etc), this article is more than three times the 5,000 words where we generally think about splitting or pruning an article. It is almost 7,000 words behind the 10,000 words that is generally considered the upper-ish limit for an article. There is no clear reason why this plug-in hybrids are a topic that requires an extraordinary amount of space. Why is the History section almost 2,500 words? Does it take 2,500 words to summarize an article of 7,450 words? Similarly, the Technoology section contains extensive unfocused details that should only be summarized, letting the sub-topics cover them in depth (Hybrid vehicle drivetrains, Electric vehicle battery, Charging station, so on). It doesn't all have to be repeated here.

The same problems plague Hybrid electric vehicle, at 12,613 words, as well as the quit long History of plug-in hybrids at 7,400 words, while Electric vehicle is "smallest" at a hefty 6,527 words. Redundancy is fine to a point, but if it is causing this level of bloat, something has to be done.

To edit is sometimes also to cut. Anything that already has a main article can be summarized here and doesn't need a recap. A long list of newspaper clippings about "Professor Kropotnik has announced his scale up of lemon battery technology to electric cars" is un-needed here. We don't need a recap of the model history of every car here, we have main articles for the notable ones.
What tool gives the "readable" (sic) "prose size" ? (Assuming the typical patchwork of graveyard robbed bits makes an article that is "readable" - Dr. Frankenstein had the advantage of not being an ad-hoc committee.) --Wtshymanski (talk) 19:17, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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Invitation to participate in a discussion[edit]

This is to invite regular editors of this page to participate in the ongoing discussion at the talk page of the electric car article regarding Wikipedia policy about pricing info included in several articles dealing with plug-in electric cars. You are welcome to express your view. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 13:51, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

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I am adding the following sources which can be used to correctly cite some current information present in the article and that can also be used to add more up to date information to the article.

Slesl1 (talk) 19:14, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

"Over 100 mpg"[edit]

This is the caption of a Prius photo: The right side car is a Prius + converted by CalCars with a fuel economy of over 100 miles per gallon.

That is nonsense. The car got about 45-55 mpg on gasoline and it probably got abotu 3.5-4.5 mi/kWh (maybe 130 mpgE) on electricity. They obviously do not count the electricity, so I guess my Leaf got "over 100004300004329534850436805695 mpg." (talk) 18:48, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

See miles per gallon equivalent.--Mariordo (talk) 19:03, 28 November 2018 (UTC)