Hybrid Technologies Unveils EV Conversion Plant Amidst Questions

Jay Leno and Frito Lay dispute claims they are Hybrid Technologies' customers.

Published: 28-Jan-2006

Hybrid Technologies Inc., a Las Vegas company which says it's developing electric cars, unveiled its Mooresville plant Thursday and displayed several vehicles it has converted to run on batteries.

The company has made claims in the past year that both "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and Frito Lay were to accept some of its refitted cars. But both Leno and Frito Lay say they are not customers of Hybrid.

Four months ago, Hybrid moved its production facility from Van Nuys, Calif., into a building on Raceway Drive, where it employs about 35 workers, said company spokesman Richard Griffiths. Hybrid chose Mooresville for its NASCAR culture, he said.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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