Monday, December 18, 2006

UC Davis Gets $3 Million Grant for Hybrid Vehicle Research.

The California Energy Commission has awarded UC Davis a $3 million grant to come up with a way to make electic cars more commerically viable. The school will establish a plug-in hybrid research center at the UCD Institute of Transportation Studies.

According to, PHEV's have some fundamental obstacles to overcome before they take over the market:

The battery’s size and weight as well as other factors have made PHEVs somewhat cost prohibitive but as battery technology and hybrid technology advance, this could become the car of the future.

University of California - Davis gets $3 million for Plug-In hybrid research []