GM, Electric Utilities Partnering to Promote Plug-in Vehicles

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Gen­er­al Motors is in a joint project with the Elec­tric Pow­er Research Insti­tute, a con­sor­tium of more than 30 elec­tric util­i­ties, to speed up com­mer­cial­iza­tion of plug-in vehi­cles. The goal of the joint project is to resolve thorny issues that must be worked out before plug-in vehi­cles begin hit­ting show­rooms in late 2010. GM is mak­ing a hefty wager on two vehi­cles — the Volt and the Vue plug-in hybrids.