Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid
Also on display were conversion kits, such as from A123 Systems. Its Hymotion branch sells a a regular hybrid into a plug-in hybrid getting the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. A123 of Watertown, Mass., also makes the lithium-ion battery destined for the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.
Plug-In Supply of Petaluma, Calif., billed its Prius conversion kit Tuesday as the first to cost less than $5,000. Specialty hybrid mechanics, such as those at Luscious Garage in San Francisco, can install the systems for a fee.
July 24, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Elsa Wenzel
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