Massachusetts to Convert 10 Priuses to Plug-Ins

The conversions are expected to cost $8,000 to $10,000 per vehicle.

Published: 03-Oct-2007

Massachusetts officials are planning a pilot project to introduce plug-in hybrid technology to the state vehicle fleet.

The test program will aim at retrofitting 10 state hybrids -- from SUVs to passenger vehicles -- with plug-in power, enabling the vehicles to run partially on electricity, and gaining a fivefold increase in efficiency, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles announced at a press conference Friday afternoon.

The conversions are expected to cost $8,000 to $10,000 per vehicle, Bowles said.

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