The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announced yesterday it has a new partner in the Institute's project to developbetter plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV): Commonwealth Edison Company (commonly known as ComEd). ComEd joins IIT, All Cell Technologies, LLC, the City of Chicago and other industrial and government partners in a project that aims to double the fuel efficiency of and reduce emissions from Chicago's fleet of hybrid Ford Escape SUVs. ComEd will bring its experiences of owning 64 hybrid Ford Escapes to the project and will "provide expertise in technical and regulatory matters related to charging the plug-in hybrid vehicles' electric drive systems from the utility's electrical power distribution system", the company said.

[Source: Illinois Institute of Technology]

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