Hybrid & electric vehicles: Unplugged logic

Commissioned by Congress and conducted by the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council, the study found such vehicles’ higher prices continue to steer buyers away and “recommended that the government do more,” Automotive News reports. The study called for more battery-research funding, extending federal tax credits for buyers “beyond the current production limits” and converting them into rebates at dealerships, and standardizing high-speed charging plugs and payment systems.