February 15, 2013

Can You Really Build a Sporty Hybrid Car?

Stephen Edelstein, Digital Trends

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Electric vehicles and hyper-miling plug-ins might be media darlings, but conventional hybrids, like Toyota’s ever-popular Prius and Honda’s Insight, are becoming firmly entrenched as the everyday standard of green motoring. The original Prius and Insight may have been impractical toys, but current hybrids have reached a level of refinement and practicality that rivals conventional gasoline and diesel cars. This improvement, and ever-stricter Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, are leading some companies to plan large-scale hybridization. Toyota, for example, hopes to have 21 hybrid models on sale worldwide by 2015, and to eventually have a hybrid version of every car it makes.

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