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PNNL Researchers Say "Plug In" Cars Could be a Reality

RICHLAND, Wash.- Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory say "plug in," electric cars could soon be a reality.

Research shows the current American power grid could handle the increased load when the cars are being charged at night.

They say it could ween us off of our dependence on foreign oil while reducing greenhouse gasses.

Just last week, General Motors announced plans to release a "plug in" hybrid in 2007.

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