Should Penske Contract with AFS Trinity to Electrify the Saturn Vue?

AFS Trinity Vue Extreme  150 MPG Hybrid

Warren Brown from the Washington Post: Small, independent car companies such as California-based Tesla Motors and AFS Trinity Power of Bellevue, Washington, have come up with electric models that give their gasoline counterparts a very fast run for the money. After driving an "extreme hybrid" AFS Trinity version of a Saturn Vue SUV, which beats all GM Saturn Vue models in fuel-economy and straight-line acceleration, here's suggesting that the Penske Group, Saturn's new owner, get in contact with AFS Trinity. Penske's business acumen combined with AFS Trinity's wizardry in turning an electric vehicle into something hot-rod junkies want to drive could eliminate any contradiction, real or imagined, between the pursuit of power and fun in motoring and the quest for fuel efficiency. The truth is that consumers want both.

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