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Just when you think hybrid cars can’t get any cooler, those scientific types step right up and come up with another top idea.

Here’s the latest update from the Seattle Post Intelligencer: scientists in Idaho are working on some Toyota Priuses (should the plural be Pri-i?) with batteries that can be plugged in at the wall socket alongside your telly and the rest of those cable-generating consumer electronics.

 

From the article:

 

    “We’ve done some testing where we’ve seen over 200 miles per gallon” under laboratory conditions, said Jim Francfort, who leads the INL’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity program. “Where you’ve got a lot of city driving, we’re seeing 125 miles per gallon, plus.”

 

 

Treat yourself to the full article here. Go on, you deserve it.

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