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Electric Avenue: Electric Cars on a Two-way Street?
February 18, 2010
Researchers are exploring plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) that not only use grid electricity to meet their power needs, but also have the potential to store electricity from the wind or sun, or even feed electricity back into the grid, earning money for the car's owner.
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, University of Michigan
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