Manitoba Hydro will launch a trial program early in the new year on the next step in lowering dependence on oil imports and cutting fossil fuel emissions -- the plug-in hybrid that also uses E85.
N class=body>ARE you ready for the next hybrid car, that plugs in at night, and runs on electricity and biofuels?
Manitoba Hydro will launch a trial program early in the new year on the next step in lowering dependence on oil imports and cutting fossil fuel emissions -- the plug-in hybrid.
"The problem has always been, and continues to be, you just can't get enough storage in a battery to give hybrid vehicles any range," said Ken Thomas, Manitoba Hydro fleet manager. "So the plug-in hybrid is the perfect combination."
You plug in the engine overnight, just like you do with a block heater, and you've got 40 kilometres worth of driving in your car or truck by morning.
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