GM Plans Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

GM, which had the first modern electric car in 1996, the EV1, lags behind Toyota in hybrids, which combine electric motors and gasoline engines.

Published: 25-Jun-2006

General Motors, losing sales to fuel-efficient cars from Toyota Motor, is developing a hybrid- electric vehicle with a battery that recharges at any outlet, GM executives familiar with the plan said.

The so-called plug-in hybrid would travel more than 60 miles on a gallon of gasoline, or 3.92 liters per 100 kilometers, said the executives, who asked not to be identified because the research is secret.

GM, which had the first modern electric car in 1996, the EV1, lags behind Toyota in hybrids, which combine electric motors and gasoline engines.

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