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My gripe with the current hybrids is they're not pushing the technologyAs you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never pointin the wrong direction.
anywhere near far enough, and they're now being mis-used for marketing reasons.
Most of the new hybrids coming out are stupid things like hybrid SUVs that add
maybe 10-15%, making terrible gas mileage merely awful.
Americans think 40mpg is great mileage, but it's actually not that good. Getting 50mpg doesn't require hybrid technology, just a small engine with good
fuel control. An ex-girlfriend had a Renault 5 in 1981 that would get 45mpg...
The hybrids, meanwhile, add highly toxic battery technology to the problem,
which will require some disposal mechanism in a few years.
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