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Plug-in HEV Achieves 180 MPG with Li-ion Battery

Valence Technology and Clean-Tech will showcase a concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 11th Annual Clean Cities Conference in Palm Springs, Calif., May 1-4. Powered by Valence’s U-Charge Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, the plug-in car boasts twice the run-time of lead-acid batteries and has a fuel efficiency that can reach up to 180 mpg. The Department of Energy's Clean Cities program is a national leader in identifying viable alternative fuels and working with partners to facilitate their market acceptance.

This news follows on the heels of Valence’s recent demonstrations of its battery technology in vehicles such as the Toyata Prius-based plug-in, which was demonstrated at the recent 21st International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 21) in Monaco. In March, the company helped Phoenix Motorcars (PMC) achieve a Level II California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification. According to the company, the PMC and Valence products were the only car and battery ever awarded certification at this level. PMC will use the U-Charge to power a fleet of electric taxicabs that will be deployed in Sacramento, Calif.

For more information, visit www.valence.com.

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