Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Drive hybrid

We're running out of excuses not to buy hybrid vehicles (and the automotive industry is running out of excuses not to build them). These cars, trucks and SUVs use gasoline and electricity to improve gas mileage and retain power. Some get so much gas mileage, that I could drive from Atlanta to Little Rock (535 miles), never have to stop for gas, and still have fuel left over! Here are some other reasons to consider hybrids:

* They're gentler on the environment since they have lower emissions.
* They reduce our dependence on foreign and domestic oil.
* They never have to be plugged in.
* They get excellent gas mileage. (This one bears repeating.)
* You'll spend less money on gas.
* You may receive a tax break for driving one.
* They're very quiet.
* Currently, four cars (Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Civic and Accord), two trucks (GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado) and and an SUV (Ford Escape) are available so you're sure to find something that fits your needs.

To make your decision even easier, the federal government has a side-by-side comparison of currently available hybrid passenger cars and SUVs and trucks. So if you're considering a new car, think hybrid. What's your excuse now?


Karama said...

You have just a few days left to enter the contest to promote hybrid vehicles and win a new Prius! All entries must be submitted by January 24. Enter today!

Karama said...

If you already have a diesel vehicle, try biodiesel for some of the same benefits you'd get with hybrid technology.

anbruch said...

I wish I had the money right now to buy one the hybrid Accords, but alas. That will still have to wait a couple of years.


Karama said...

Good choice, Jimbo! That's exactly the vehicle I want. But given the price, I'm now leaning toward the Prius, which has the same amount of interior space for ~$10,000 less. Thanks for visiting, and please come again soon.

Karama said...

This just in from a reader named Michael:

"Hi Karama…

Just found “So What Can I Do?” and your forward-looking sensibilities got me thinking you (and perhaps your readers) might appreciate a link to information on a zero-emissions electric scooter capable of going up to 70 miles on a single charge (34¢ of juice, based on national average electricity prices) and cruising at up to 62mph.  All this without noise or emissions.   The website is 

PS: I am not a Vectrix employee, I just want to see more products like this brought to market."

Thanks Michael! 

Karama said...

We love our new Civic Hybrid! Find your hybrid car or truck at

Samantha said...

I am very thankful for your bullentin about the advantages to us and the environmeny; whn everyone shows how intrested they are it also shows that we are ready to make the world better but also because it helped mer for my science and social studies about what we can do to change the world
- thanks a to for showing that you care

Alternative Fuel Vehicles said...

All the list were absolutely true. We can't deny the fact that the invention of Hybrid car was really useful not just for us but for an environment

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