$25k Gets You Hybrid Green

By: Bamboo Magazine - Published: May 28, 2007   Updated: Jun 9 2011 • References: brightcove & gliving
Hybrid Technologies is greening standard vehicles by ripping out their powertrains and replacing them with electric components. Their pimped out lithium-ion powered Mini Cooper, which was taken for a test drive around NYC by Popular Mechanics, is one example. You can buy your own conversion kit for around $25,000, or wait for the day when Mini actually makes an electric option.

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