Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

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Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


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Thursday, November 08, 2007

US energy lab testing plug-in hybrid cars in Seattle

The Associated PressPublished: November 6, 2007

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho: A U.S. energy lab is testing 13 hybrid cars retrofitted with mileage-boosting batteries that can be plugged into a regular household electrical outlet.

The U.S. Department of Energy demonstration project is aimed at judging the performance of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in an urban area. Over the next 12 months, 13 converted Toyota Prius cars owned by the city of Seattle, King County, Port of Seattle and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will drive the streets of western Washington state in the study by the Idaho National Laboratory.

So far, the cars' mileage per gallon has about doubled after being outfitted with lithium plug-in batteries, to 125 miles per gallon in city driving conditions.

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