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    XR3 - Three-Wheeled Hybrid

    XR3

    XR3
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    The XR3, its back, so Cool! The XR3, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid that achieves 125 mpg on diesel power alone, 225 mpg on combined diesel and electric power. It can carry two-passenger in this three-wheeled hybrid. It is designed to be as light as possible. At just 1480 pounds, this high-performance design combines fast acceleration, and featuring its hybrid system allows for 200 mpg. The choice of operating mode ĘC diesel-only, battery-electric-only, or hybrid - is operator selectable by flipping a pair of switches. When operating on just the 23 hp diesel engine, the trike achieve 125 mpg. The li-ion battery pack is good for 40 miles.
    According to latest info:
    "The vehicle will arrive at our prototype facilities on the outskirts of Cleveland in a few weeks, and then it'll go out to the Center for Automotive Research where they'll run tests, computer-model the results, and do various changes to optimize the power train so we can freeze the design for production. "


    Via ubergizmo, autobloggreen

    By Ben on Tue Jun 9 2009
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