plugged in


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plugged in

Connected physically by inserting a plug into a socket, or connected virtually by being able to access information that is not generally available to the public.
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The plug-in concept is a bit confusing to some consumers, many of whom still think that standard hybrids need to be plugged in. By adding a bigger battery pack and wall charging, plug-ins give already green hybrids another merit badge: Now they can cruise 20 to 30 miles on grid electricity alone, with the gas engine held in reserve for longer trips.
These applications got "plugged in" through this introduction process and were hence called plug-ins.