With gas prices high, and staying high, hybrid electric vehicles are coming into thier own. It started back in 1999 with the Honda Insight, followed closely by the Toyota Prius. Last year, Honda introduced a hybrid version of the Civic and this week, Ford began production on the Ford Escape Hybrid.
This year looks like the turning point for Hybrids, with a hybrid Toyota Highlander and Sienna, as well as the Lexus RX400h coming in the coming months.
I’ll be watching the Hybrid community closely. This looks like the best relief for high gas prices, environmental consciousness and dependance on foriegn oil.