The Car Industry Introduces Cleaner Air Hybrid Cars

Learn about the car industry's introduction of cleaner air hybrid cars. The hybrid cars are as fast, and cheap like piston-engine-only models, yet they have near zero emissions and get up to 70 miles to the gallon.

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The TOYOTA PRIUS, already in showrooms around the country, constantly regulates the power between its 1.5-liter conventional gasoline engine and its electric motor in order to maximize drivability and efficiency. It gets 80 miles to the gallon, 680 miles pertank, and, at $16,500, the Prius is priced to compete.
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