Sticker Shock: How Much Will Recharging Plug-In Hybrids Cost Consumers?

Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? –G. C. Marx, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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