VIDEO: Dodge Ram plug-in hybrid converter wants to transform your truck

David Taylor calls this pickup truck the nation's first Dodge Ram plug-in hybrid and he's hoping there will be a second and a third and they'll tell two friends and, well, you get the picture. The award-winning ASE Master technician, in a well-crafted video on YouTube, proudly shows off his handiwork and explains how it works. And proud he should be since the company that originally made his now-hybridized truck won't have their own hybrid on the market until 2010 and even then it won't get the kind of mileage his is capable of now. A gauge on the dash gives a readout of 29.6 mpg at one point in the video and is even capable of some all-electric driving as well.

And although Dodge does possess factories able to crank out their two-mode version when the time comes, David has his own happening shop that should keep his environs of Lee county, North Carolina, supplied with some no-nonsense gas savers in the months to come. If he's as nice a guy as he appears to be in his video, his business might just blow up in a big way. See what I'm talking about after the jump.

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[Source: YouTube]

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