Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

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Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


"Hybrid Nation"

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Buyers tired of waiting for a Prius turn to new gas-electric Camry

By Matt Nauman
Mercury News

Teri Wiss says she's neither a car person nor a computer person. Yet her new car, a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid, well, let her tell you: ``It's almost more of a computer than a car. Everything about this car is different than what I'm used to.''

Wiss, an occupational therapist who works in Cupertino, was one of the first drivers in Silicon Valley to get the keys to a hybrid version of the Camry, the bestselling passenger car in the United States for eight of the last nine years.

The Camry Hybrid gets 40 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway, according to its government fuel-economy label. It has a suggested starting price of $25,900.

Its arrival, at a time when gas prices exceed $3 a gallon, is a watershed moment in the history of the hybrid.

When the first gasoline-electric hybrid, the two-seat Honda Insight, went on sale in December 1999, a gallon of regular unleaded sold for $1.36. This week, according to AAA of Northern California, that same gallon costs $3.36.

``The Camry makes hybrid a mainstream concept,'' said Jim Lentz, executive vice president at Toyota Motor Sales USA. story continued


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