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Exxon Pioneered the Electric Car Drivetrain in the 1970s—and Then It Was Abandoned

InsideClimate News: For Exxon, Hybrid Car Technology Was Another Road Not Taken Reeling from oil crises of the 1970s, the American auto industry grappled with tough new mileage standards they feared could make their gas guzzlers obsolete. In 1978, Exxon presented manufacturers with a novel solution from its own labs: a device to help power the electric motors of hybrid vehicles.
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