Hybrid Cars

Guests: Prabhakar Patil Chief Engineer, Escape HEV, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan John DeCicco Author, ACEEE's Green Book: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks (2001, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Senior Fellow, Environmental Defense, Washington, DC John German Manager, Environment and Energy Analyses, American Honda Motor Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan The Bush administration released its energy plan today, and it includes a tax credit for people who buy fuel-efficient hybrid cars that run on a combination of gasoline and electricity. In this hour, we'll take a look under the hood at hybrid cars—including Honda's Insight, and Ford's plans for a hybrid SUV.

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