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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are only effective if you keep them charged. Otherwise, they're just a gas-powered hybrid with harmful emissions.
Why then would people even buy a PHEV if they don't plan to plug it in? Perhaps they thought it would work out differently at the time of purchase, or they just stopped dealing with the plug. However, now with the full $7,500 US federal EV tax credit available for PHEVs even with the slightest electric range, more people will likely buy them. Hopefully, with more education, more people will actually charge them.
Source: Green Car Reports