According to Consumer Reports – MotorBiscuit – 37% of Americans think hybrid vehicles need to be plugged into an outlet to charge | CarTailz

Hybrid vehicles have been on the automotive market for decades, but not everyone understands how they work. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports poll found that a whopping 37% of Americans believe hybrid vehicles need to be plugged into an outlet to charge.

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One of the most frequently asked questions by Consumer Reports is whether or not hybrid vehicles need to be plugged into an outlet for charging. In most cases they don’t. CR says hybrid cars from Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Honda never need to be plugged into an outlet. But 37% of the drivers did not know that. Meanwhile, around 45% of respondents to the most recent CR survey already knew this, and 18% were unsure whether hybrids need to be fitted with an outlet.

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