Chrysler Ceases Testing 37 MPG Plug-In Hybrid Pickups Over Battery Woes

The holy grail of hybrid technology isn’t the 100 mpg car; it’s the 50 mpg pickup. Because pickup trucks are the #1 selling vehicle in America, as well as some of the least fuel efficient, applying hybrid technology to trucks could drastically cut our nation’s fuel consumption.

But creating a hybrid pickup is harder than it looks. Chrysler has just stopped testing a fleet of plug-in hybrid pickups due to overheating battery woes. But don’t count them out yet, because there is real potential here.

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