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Hyper drive
Hyper drive
Los Angeles-based Venture Vehicles thinks its tilting, two-passenger, three-wheeled VentureOne will appeal to both environmentally conscious drivers and thrill seekers. After all, "you don't have to be boring to be green," says Venture Vehicles co-founder Howard Levine. The startup expects its plug-in hybrid vehicles, using technology licensed from a Dutch engineering firm, to get 100 miles per gallon and hit speeds up to 120 mph. Models will be on sale by early 2010. Levine and co-founder Ian Bruce say the popularity of hybrids like the Toyota Prius encouraged them to start Venture Vehicles. -- Scott Cendrowski

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Last updated April 21 2008: 9:03 AM ET