I recently stumbled across Lion Electric Vehicles. These guys have some great new technology that enables you to hop-up your existing hybrid by swapping out your existing batteries with new batteries can greatly increase your range.
And even more incredible is that they are selling Ford Escape Hybrids that have already been modified with their new technology. Changes to the battery pack and the sensor program allow it to run on EV entirely within city speed ranges. On the highway it operates as an ICE vehicle with electric boost.
These guys are based out of VA, but have facilities all over the world. It is nice to see a US company developing new technology that will help power the new energy-independence economy. I am hopeful that our current energy crisis well help pour capital into companies like Lion which will help develop the new technologies required to achieve our goal of energy independence.
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