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What makes this Chevy Suburban different from most? It runs on a hybrid engine that gets its electricity from plugging into a wall outlet. Professor Andrew Frank built it at the University of California at Davis and has tested it on GM’s off-road tracks. rn
rnPlug-in hybrids use less gas and consequently can get about 100 miles per gallon. However, it will take years before they become widespread.
A Mercury Sable retrofitted with one of Frank’s hybrid systems. The car can also run on ethanol and solar-generated electricity, freeing it up from fossil fuels entirely. The stickers are optional.