The Plug-In Hybrid Development Consortium and The AES Corporation announced Monday that the company has joined the Consortium in support of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).The Consortium is made up of automotive suppliers, manufacturers and other organizations working to accelerate the commercial production of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. PHEVs can achieve over 100 mpg fuel economy, and reduce auto emissions. A Plug-In Hybrid can drive over 20 miles without turning on its combustion engine, emitting significantly less greenhouse gases than conventional vehicles. Recently supported by President Bush, Senator Hatch, and other politicians, Plug-In Hybrids are also being considered the best near-term solution for reducing a growing dependency on foreign oil. More information about the Consortium may be found at: www.hybridconsortium.org.