Motorists Can Soft Order New Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle
Oct. 17, 2006: The Examiner
Drive without stopping at a gas station.
That’s the goal Baltimore-area motorists may achieve by placing orders for a new fuel-saving technology even though the vehicles have yet to hit the mass market.
AutoNation, the nation’s largest dealership chain, announced recently that its dealerships are taking “soft orders” for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles even though no automaker has any models for sale.
With all electric power, a plug-in hybrid — which uses both gasoline and electric motors — could operate for a period without burning any gasoline.