February 23, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
The Economics of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Bolstered by generous incentive programs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have seen steady growth in sales. Despite their expanding market-share, the economic costs and benefits of PHEVs are not yet fully understood, including the cost of ownership, their effects on fuel consumption and tail-pipe emissions, and their cost-competitiveness without support through subsidies and other government interventions. Questions also arise with regard to the implications of PHEVs for driving behavior and consumer vehicle choice preferences. To address these and related questions, this installment of the MIT CEEPR Fall/Winter Webinar Series brings together three leading experts on the topic: Dr. T. Donna Chen, Assistant Professor in Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science; Dr. Kenneth P. Laberteaux, Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Toyota Research Institute–North America, and Dr. Frances Sprei, Associate Professor of Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers University of Technology.