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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Effectiveness of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Validated by Analysis of Real World Driving Data

1 Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Japan
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6(2), 416-425;
Published: 28 June 2013
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In recent years, the usage of various alternative energies is considered from a viewpoint of CO2 emission reduction. Toyota Motor Corporation considers that Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) is the best practical solution, and has launched Prius Plug-in Hybrid in January 2012. Prior to this, in December 2009, Toyota sold 650 PHEVs through lease programs for validation testing in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. As a result, not only the fuel reduction effect in case of real market usage was confirmed, but also the relationship between frequency of charging and fuel reduction effect. This paper discusses the analysis of the validation test results.
Keywords: PHEV; battery charge; infrastructure PHEV; battery charge; infrastructure
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Hashimoto, K.; Abe, S.; Takeuchi, H.; Itagaki, K. Effectiveness of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Validated by Analysis of Real World Driving Data. World Electr. Veh. J. 2013, 6, 416-425.

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