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This group is for discussion of hybrid or electric vehicle repair issues. We encourage involvement from the OEMs who manufacture these types of vehicles, as well as the technicians in general repair collision repair.

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  • I have actually built a couple of electric cars and have a hybrid on the drawing board now. But the factory cars are interesting to me as well. Looking forward to reading some of your thoughts.
    Brad L
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