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$25k kit. A 20kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a four-cylinder engine, electric-drive motors, a generator, a hybrid-controller unit, and HVA modules produce 30 miles electric, 275 miles gas.


http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/guest/26699/?p1=blogs

The battery can charge in as little as four hours, if you have a 220-volt outlet. (With a 110-volt outlet, it takes twice as long.)

Where GM leads, others will follow.
 

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The recent Manheim partnership is great news, finally this is moving forward.. hopefully we will start to see some conversions in a few months.
 

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VERY cool. Thanks for this. All the luck in the world to ALTe. I'm usually decidely "from Missouri" on these startups, but I can really get romantic over this one. At the least, maybe they will kickstart GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota to get their butts in gear to do something like this. Plenty of people here have been screaming for a Voltec pickup truck since the dawn of the Volt effort.
 

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They are aiming their conversion at fleets, with lite duty trucks and vans that have an expired power train warranty.. they get a new GM ecotec engine plus a new warranty, and supposedly enough fuel savings to make it worth the while to the fleet operator.
 
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