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Old 09-26-2005, 08:59 PM
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Considering Hybrid Car?

Some things to read and consider maybe first: This is a couple months old,however amazed me on the real payback with a hybrid car. Over the intial costs and long term payback over somewhat lesser gas mileage car.

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Billed as the hottest answer to surging gasoline prices, the hybrid car has emerged as a panacea amid America’s automotive-fueled economic anguish. But with the price of gasoline rising to record levels, is a hybrid is really good news for your wallet?

Hybrids like the Toyota Prius or the Honda Insight are certainly among the most fuel-efficient cars now on American roads, clocking up some 40 or 50 miles to the gallon in some tests. And owning a hybrid vehicle also means you’re doing your part for the environment by reducing auto emissions. The vehicles, which run on a bifurcated system using an electric motor and a gasoline engine, significantly reduce smog-forming pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions.
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how about a summary for us lazy peeps
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I've always felt that Hybrids are not the solution, but rather they are a crutch. One that may be too relied upon.

Perhaps the most overlooked news item recently has been the discovery of a way to store hydrogen safely in solid form. You can read the news article here

Unfortunately we are probably 10-15 years away from having a practical prototype hydrogen car. If we would take the emphasis off of using less and put it toward using NONE we'd be a lot better off.
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