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Hybrid Hummers

Electric Hummer H3 ReEV Ready for 2009 SAE World Congress in Detroit

— April 15, 2009 — Autos
Innovative Research and Development companies FEV and Raser Technologies have produced the first Hybrid Hummer. This green machine returns over 100 mpg.

Born of the desire to show the scalability of electric drive-trains, the ReEV uses a 200 kW traction motor, connected to a four-speed automatic transmission behind a Turbocharged 2.0 liter engine.

Early last year, GM announced its intentions to switch to more planet-friendly vehicles and even considered selling off the Hummer brand.

Implications - But much of that talk can be chalked up to rumor. Hummer is one of the world's most instantly recognizable brands and GM would be foolish to give up a certified cash cow, regardless of how much popular conscious has turned against it.
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