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Hybrid trucks

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/04/behold-americas.html

Raser technologies is retrofitting Hummers and other trucks to get 100mpg using a hybrid drive train. This is because trucks are big enough to carry the batteries and electrical propulsion system without altering the chassis or bodywork.

I wonder how big this can scale. A hybrid light truck fleet will go a long way to reduce developing nations dependency on oil while delivering transportation, goods and services down dusty, ill maintained tracks.

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nilsby
Apr. 20th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
However, I'll no longer be able to make fun of people in Hummers because I won't know whether they're hybrids or not. *sigh* That just takes all the fun out of life...
thekit
Apr. 21st, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
The give away is the hybrids make no noise when they're coming up behind you at 90 mph.
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