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CalCars is a non-profit startup formed by entrepreneurs, engineers, environmentalists and consumers. Our projects tackle energy security, jobs and global warming -- at the same time.
We promote plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). PHEVs are like regular hybrids but with larger batteries and the ability to re-charge from a standard outlet. They're the best of both worlds: local travel is electric, and you always have a gas-tank backup. They need no new fuel infrastructure.
We built the world's first plug-in Prius.
We partner in a broad campaign to show what can be done
now with existing technology. Our goal: get carmakers to