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]