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Nuclear-Free Zone to Buy Plug-In Hybrids

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Following its hippie rivals in Marin, Berkeley has become the second municipality to order up a fleet of plug-in hybrids. The problem, of course, is that no manufacturer currently builds such a vehicle, and we're assuming that hacked vehicles aren't acceptable to governments, seeing as both Berkeley and Marin have placed "soft orders" in recognition that they can't actually purchase the vehicles. Somehow, this seems perfectly logical in the Bay, and especially in Berkeley, the nuclear-free zone where Glenn Seaborg first isolated plutonium.

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Berkeley Joins Clamor for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles [CBS 5]

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GM Planning Plug-In Hybrid? [Internal]

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Ah, so they like the idea of cars that can be charged off the electric grid, but only as long as the electricity comes from polluting coal or oil plants, preferably located in a poorer community. Good 'ol Berkeley, NIMBY capital of the world. Still, there's no denying that a plug in hybrid would be a cool way to cruise around Ho Chi Minh Park.