This Electric Car Gives Power Back to the Grid

Willet Kempton's electric car costs $70,000, but he believes that in mass production it could cost only $5,000 more than a conventional Toyota Scion Xb.

Published: 04-Feb-2009

Willett Kempton drives an uncommon car.

The body is a Toyota Scion. The innards have been stripped of their "greasy parts," and replaced by massive batteries and other electrical components.

The resulting vehicle, developed by Kempton, a renewable-energy professor at the University of Delaware, can hit 95 miles an hour and go 120 miles before charging.

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