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The 100MPG Electric Hummer H3
Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 28, 2009 @ 9:00 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 11 Comments
At the Society of Automotive Engineers ‘ recent world congress in Detroit, hybrid engine developer Raser Technologies  unveiled a whopper — a plug-in, extended-range Hummer  powered by Raser’s E-REV power train engine. Yes, you read that right – an electric Hummer  H3 that has 268 hp, a 40 mile all-electric range, and a fuel efficiency of over 100 mpg.
Beating the Toyota Prius  is like finding the holy grail for car manufacturers, but few would’ve expected this announcement. According to Raser, the fully functional electric  H3 (which, we should note, is only in the demo phase at this point) gets 100mpg — provided that a person doesn’t drive farther than 40 miles. Once it travels beyond that range the vehicle’s fuel efficiency  drops dramatically , though it’s still better than a standard Hummer.
The electric H3 is quite impressive, and certainly the range Hummer and Raser have achieved is headline-worthy. But we can’t help but wonder why you would ever need such a vehicle in the first place. The size and materials involved alone make it incredibly environmentally unfriendly, and there’s hardly a need for it in urban areas.
+ Raser Technologies 
Via Physorg 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=26170
 Society of Automotive Engineers: http://www.sae.org
 Raser Technologies: http://www.rasertech.com/media/videos/the-electric-h3
 Hummer: http://www.physorg.com/news159725993.html
 Hummer: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/12/12/the-algae-filled-hummer-o2/
 Toyota Prius: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/toyota-prius-technology/
 electric: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/27/shelby-supercars-unveals-aero-ev-specs/
 fuel efficiency: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/30/top-ten-green-transportation-trends-2008/
 dramatically: http://jalopnik.com/5219773/100-mpg-electric-hummer-h3-doesnt-actually-get-100-mpg
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