Gas Prices Are Pushing People to Look Into Buying Hybrid Vehicles

In light of gas prices these days, will a hybrid be your next choice of vehicle? As of right now, only six auto makers are producing hybrids. Local dealerships we spoke with Tuesday say because of the cost of gas and the environmental benefit, hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more popular. That in turn is pushing auto makers to design other hybrids in the coming years. But local dealers also feel that gas powered engines will never disappear. The 2006 hybrid cars made by Honda and Toyota get up to 60 miles per gallon in the city, and the hybrid SUV's made by Ford, Mazda, Mercury, Lexus and Toyota get between 33 and 36 miles per gallon, also in the city.


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