Hybrid cars [Was:RE: Kyoto, Driving our car]

Max More (maxmore@primenet.com)
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 12:02:25 -0800

At 01:50 PM 12/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> Yes, better to use them for plastics and composite materials.
>> So how are electric cars doing? I understand Ford has a model that is
>ready to be _used_.

See the current Business Week (you get read it online) for an article on
the new Toyota Prion -- a hyybrid electric-gasoline car that gets 66 mpg in
heavy traffic. It costs Toyota something like $30,000 to make, but they are
selling it for $16,000. The idea is to get an early lead in what they
believe (without strong evidence) will be a big market.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute: exi-info@extropy.org, http://www.extropy.org