Valence to Debut Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle

March 28, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

At the 21st Worldwide International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS 21), Valence Technology Inc. (Austin, TX) and Energy Control Systems Engineering (Monrovia, CA) will showcase a new concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Powered by the Valence U-Charge™ power system, the plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) is a fully functional concept car based on a 2004 Toyota Prius.

The Valence battery allows significant amounts of zero-emission driving with the concept PHEV. With a fuel efficiency that can reach up to 180 mpg for an average commute of 50 to 60 miles per day, the PHEV requires fewer trips to the gas station. The PHEV offers both zero-emission electric mode of up to 33 mph (53 kmh) and an efficient gas motor for long trips.