Prius

Toyota Prius

I have always wondered what happened to the auto industry in the 1980's. While the previous decades had brought innovation after innovation, things seemed to stall in the latter part of the 20th Century. In earlier times we had seen the introduction of automatic transmission, power steering, and anti-lock brakes. The 1990's brought, well, better cup holders.

Finally, at last, there are breakthrough cars appearing: the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. Hybrids. (With the Honda Civic Hybrid soon to follow.). These cars combine the different operating strengths of gas engines and electric motors to produce a car with these characteristics:

With all that going for hybrids, why not choose one?

There's a lot of information already on the web about the Prius and Insight. I'm not going to attempt to rival that. However, here are a few very useful or hard-to-find links:



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