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The New York Times Adds East Coast’s First Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

The New York Times, a renowned daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally, has been chosen to receive the first ever medium-duty plug-in hybrid vehicle across the United State’ East Coast which includes the state of New York.

The plug-in vehicle is the first of its kind in the New York state as part of a commercial fleet performance demonstration and technology evaluation process. The van is a Dodge Sprinter which will be docked at The New York Times printing plant n College Point, Queens. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) can operate in all-electric or hybrid mode. The Dodge Sprinter plug-in hybrid has an electric range speeding up to 20 miles and the vehicle can operate for most of the day in zero-emission electric mode. In hybrid mode, the vehicle executes like a conventional hybrid with improved fuel economy and lower emissions compared to a diesel or gasoline vehicle.

The Dodge Sprinter plugs into a 220-volt AC outlet and is fitted with advanced lithium-ion battery technology. The vehicle has a regenerative braking system which provides improved fuel economy and lower emissions with clean diesel technology. It will be recharged overnight utilizing low electricity costs.

The Dodge Sprinter plug-in hybrid and all its Dodge parts were contributed to The Times in partnership with DaimlerChrysler, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Con Edison. The collaboration was created to test and evaluate plug-in hybrid technology in real driving situations. The New York Power Authority has a long record of green schemes to aid air-quality improvements in the New York City area. NYPA is fully dedicated to placing emission-free and minimized emission vehicles on the New York City’s streets and fast lanes. Con Edison’s research and development group gets acquainted with the potential that hybrid plug-in electric vehicles have to make a insightful impact on the environment.

According to Mark Chernoby, vice president – advance vehicle engineering, Chrysler Group, such alliances necessitate the need for new technologies and is a stepping stone for leaping forward. “The daily operation of The New York Times Dodge Sprinter plug-in hybrid will give DaimlerChrysler the valuable real world experience needed for hybrid powertrain and lithium-ion battery development.”

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