The massive U.S. financial bailout plan, signed into law Friday afternoon, includes rebates for plug-in hybrid drive motor vehicles. While these rebates would seem to apply to both PHEVs and EVs, it seems the Vetrix's 3.7 kW-h NiMH battery won't meet the 4 kW-h requirement to qualify.
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I'm thinking the new Lithium Ion battery should be at least 4 kW-h, qualifying the next generation of Vectrix scooters for the rebates. But is there any hope for the NiMH version? Would Vectrix issue battery upgrades to move remaining stock?