With oil prices above $70 per barrel, plug-in hybrids are gaining worldwide attention.
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The hybrids, retrofitted with extra batteries, plugs, and chargers, use electricity from wall outlets to get more than 100 miles per gallon, albeit by adding electrical energy generated by other sources.
DaimlerChrysler and Toyota Motor are researching the technology, and even U.S. President George W. Bush mentioned plug-in hybrids in his Earth Day radio address last week (see Plug-In Hybrids Get 100+ MPG).