Montana Governor Schweitzer Checks out Converted Electric Pickup

Welch's truck travels about 50 miles per charge and costs about 50 cents a day to charge.

Published: 26-Jan-2008

BILLINGS - Governor Brian Schweitzer stopped by the KULR-8 studios Thursday, for a ride in a one of a kind vehicle.

KULR-8's Herb Welch's, self-built, electric pickup truck. The truck runs off of a power system made up of 20 batteries, located where an engine would normally be, and underneath a hydraulic powered bed truck bed.

Schweitzer credited Welch's ingenuity, saying it's just another example of energy security. He says if plug-in hybrids were available in this country; it would replace a lot of the countries dependency on imported oil.

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