DaimlerChrysler to build test fleet of electric vans

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DETROIT, March 27 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG said on Tuesday it would begin testing a fleet of commercial vans capable of running on battery power alone over the course of the next year with the roll-out of its redesigned Dodge Sprinter. DaimlerChrysler said it would produce a "test-fleet" of up to 20 plug-in hybrid versions of its 2007 Dodge Sprinter in order to evaluate the performance of the electric vehicles in real-world driving conditions. Plug-in hybrids, an alternative to ...

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