UPDATE 3-GM pledges to make plug-in electric vehicle

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(Adds detail on protest, background, Toyota and Ford comments) By Kevin Krolicki LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. on Wednesday became the first automaker to commit to make a rechargeable hybrid vehicle, a move intended to distance the world's largest automaker from its harmful reputation for producing gas-guzzling trucks. Plug-in hybrid vehicles have the potential to sharply increase fuel efficiency by using advanced batteries to power them over short distances, ...

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