posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:10 PM
I actually investigated buying a hybrid vehicle before I purchased my most recent one a few months ago. I took a little test on the Internet to see
how much fuel I would save, given my current driving habits. Granted, I don't drive much, but it would have saved me a whopping $120 a year! Now,
that was a few months ago before the current surge in gas prices. It's probably up to $250 a year now.
A few years ago, in Tucson Arizona I saw a parking station for electric cars, including, I believe a battery charger. I thought for sure that in 5
years' time, we'd be seeing those all over the place, but alas, we've not progressed far at all along those lines.
I certainly hope some one or some company does take the initiative to design a real hybrid that would not just cut down on gasoline use but virtually
omit our dependence on it. I mean, I've seen cars that run on vegetable oil, surely with that, batteries and solar, something can be done?