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Photos: Green buses for San Francisco

The Sprinter, a plug-in hybrid delivery vehicle built by DaimlerChrysler. The company hasn't committed to mass-producing these, but it is conducting tests in California. Plug-ins get far better gas mileage, especially below 40 miles per hour, than regular cars and even other hybrids because they mostly run on electricity.

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