If it’s in the NY…

If it’s in the NY TImes, it must be going mainstream

The Hybrid Car Moves Beyond Curiosity Stage.

 Vehicles that combine electric motors with regular engines appear to be catching on with both automakers and consumers. By Danny Hakim. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]”

I’ve had a Toyota Prius hybrid for over two years now, and it’s a well engineered and thought out car. It does everything any other compact sedan can do except it gets 46 mpg in L.A. traffic doing it. And when the Iraq war starts and gas spikes to $3.00 a gallon… well, the virtually foolproof antitheft system may get some testing!