Pluggin In with Carl Lawrence of Hybrids-Plus
“Plug In. Charge up. Drive On.” That’s the slogan of Carl Lawrence and his team at Hybrids Plus, a Boulder, Colo.-based group dedicated to converting Hybrid Electric Vehicles into Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and minimizing the impact of transportation on the environment. In September 2006, they launched their first prototype conversion of a Prius to Colorado’s State Office of Energy Management. Currently, they’re working with The New York State Energy and Development Research Authority to convert a Ford Escape hybrid to a plug-in as part of the NYS Plug-In Hyrid Electric Vehicle Technology Initiative. They are also involved in studying V2G technology with Xcel Energy.