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Old 06-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Google pushes 100-mpg car

http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/19/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

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Offers millions to advance plug-in hybrid vehicles and other technologies that link nation's transport system to the electric grid
Well I don't know but it sounds good.
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I'm not sure I'm up for cars that have to be plugged in unless they can recharges pretty quick. Otherwise, what good would they be on a long trip?
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I'm not sure I'm up for cars that have to be plugged in unless they can recharges pretty quick. Otherwise, what good would they be on a long trip?
I believe these cars do both. Generally speaking we only travel so far in a day. for the occasional longer trip, you can switch to gas..

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The project, called the RechargeIT initiative and run from Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org, aims to further the development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles - cars or trucks that have both a gasoline engine and advanced batteries that recharge by plugging into the nation's electric grid.


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"Since most Americans drive less than 35 miles per day, you easily could drive mostly on electricity with the gas tank as a safety net," Dan Reicher, director of Climate and Energy Initiatives for Google.org, wrote on the organization's Web site. "In preliminary results from our test fleet, on average the plug-in hybrid gas mileage was 30-plus mpg higher than that of the regular hybrids."

The project also aims to develop vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, allowing cars to sell their stored power back to the nation's electricity grid during times of peak demand.
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