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Raser Plug In Hybrid
Raser Technolgies plug-in HUMMER H3 - Click above for a high-res gallery
Last week, we heard news that Raser had teamed up with FEV to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for large trucks, but we weren't yet sure what the first platform to get the extended-range electric hardware would be. Now, we know. Interested? Hint: it's from what's generally accepted as the least eco-friendly automaker in America. That's right, HUMMER.
Last year at the SAE World Congress, Raser Technologies announced it had, along with FEV, designed a plug-in hybrid powertrain for large trucks. Earlier this year, Pacific Gas and Electric ordered two converted vehicles that use this lithium ion system for testing in their fleet. The potentially exciting number here is that the vehicle is expected to top 100 mpg, but we all know that the way these claims are calculated are notoriously varied. There's a little more to hang our hat on with the 40