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AFS Trinity returns with "historic" patent, wants its powertrain to qualify for $7,500 tax rebate

It's been a while since we've heard anything from AFS Trinity, the company that tried to make an impact a few years ago with a claim of "150 miles per gallon" equivalent plug-in hybrids (PHEV). After taking a bit of heat for that number, the company quieted down – Sebastian Blanco

AFS Trinity looking at Delaware to build "150 mpge" vehicles there

AFS Trinity SUV – Click above for high-res image gallery

AFS Trinity updates PHEV crossover, applies for $2.5B loan from DOE

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Lithium ion battery easily achieves 180,000 miles in testing

While it's true that we have posted before about extraordinary performances turned in by the batteries of A

Will the battery in your plug-in hybrid only last 25,000 miles?

The lithium ion batteries being used for plug-in hybrids such as the Chevy Volt are easily the single most expensive part of the car and now, AFS Trinity is claiming that they will only last 25,000 miles before needing to be replaced. The company has its own plug-in hybrid technology and claims their batteries can last 150,000 miles and avoids this rapid deterioration because of ultracapacitors they employ that act as an energy buffer. They

Update on the Hybrid Extreme???

AFS Trinity, which is working on technology to make 250mpg cars available for people without $100,000 to drop on a Tesla Roadster, keeps filing patents for its Hybrid Extreme™ system. The latest was in mid-September, and AFS Trinity says that the company's goal is to develop a more plug-in hybrid system, an extreme hybrid if you will, th