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Monday, July 11, 2005

Wired News: Making a Plug for Hybrids

"As founder of CalCars, a nonprofit group that promotes fuel-efficient autos, Kramer has high hopes for a project aimed at convincing automakers to manufacture plug-in versions of their hybrid cars. As part of the project, the group recently unveiled a modified Toyota Prius that can be charged from a household power outlet.

CalCars calls its prototype the 'Prius+' and boasts that the modified car can deliver upward of 100 miles per gallon under the right driving conditions. A standard Prius gets about 55 miles per gallon, according to Toyota."
(more at link)


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