Plug-In Vehicle

  • US 20110043355A1
  • Filed: 06/01/2010
  • Published: 02/24/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A plug-in vehicle including a propulsion unit and a vehicle body having an outer panel, the vehicle comprising:

  • a rechargeable battery configured to supply power to the propulsion unit;

    a recharging port supported on the outer panel, the recharging port being configured to receive electrical power from an external power source and to deliver power to the battery; and

    a display subassembly operatively connected to the battery and including a plurality of lights disposed in a generally circular configuration around the recharging port, the display subassembly being configured to illuminate some of the lights to form an arc of illuminated lights having an arc length corresponding to the state of charge of the battery when the recharging port is connected to the external power source.

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