Canadian government buying converted EVs for evaluation

The Canadian transport ministry is buying electric vehicles converted by Hybrid Technologies, Inc for testing and evaluation. Hybrid Technologies will convert a Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Smart ForTwo to be powered by electric motors and lithium batteries. The cars are part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Program and they will be tested to evaluate efficiency, emissions and safety of the systems. By using these types of vehicles, the transport ministry is also trying to determine what the barriers are to widespread deployment and also raise awareness of their capabilities.

[Source: Hybrid Technologies]

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