I saw this Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plugged in at city hall. I checked it on the web and see that it has an all-electric range of 20 miles before the engine fires up. It also has regenerative braking like any normal hybrid. In this small mountainous town of Kimberley ( pop. 7,000 ), it might be the ticket. The media is saying several makers of cars will have some electrical component to them by 2025. The PHEV technology is one such method.