• Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping

    Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline vehicles. Ford, for one, adapted several ideas from its hybrid vehicles to reduce the fuel consumption of its 2011 Explorer sport-utility vehicle. Now, a new startup is adapting one of the more radical concepts proposed for electric cars--battery swapping--to gasoline vehicles. $35 million in venture funds NuTankX, a startup engineering firm based in Kellog Valley, Michigan (with offices in Palo Alto, California, the heart of...

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