Students Help Develop Plug-In Hybrid Retrofit Kit

Ever wish you drove a hybrid, but can’t stomach paying a premium price for a new or even used model? You’re not alone. For many Americans, the extra MPG’s aren’t worth the extra cost, and some hybrids can take decades to pay off that price premium. But what if you could pay a lot less for a hybrid retrofit kit that could double your MPG’s? That’s what students from Middle Tennessee State University have been developing with help from their professor, and the results are promising to say the least.

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XL Hybrids Announces Customer Test Pilots for Bolt-on Hybrid Systems

There has been so much focus on the world of hybrid cars, that sometimes it feels like the vehicles most in need of MPG improvements, like trucks and vans, are forgotten by the OEM’s. But this week XL Hybrids announced a pilot testing program of its bolt-on hybrid system for GM full-size vans…with plans to expand to other popular fleet vehicles as well.

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