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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n/a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2007 at 1:59pm
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...Hybrid's get better gas mileage in bumper to bumper traffic (when they are mostly running on battery) than they do at HWY speeds...



How true! And if this is so, then hybrids should be pushed back into the regular lanes where they can operate at their maximum ecological and fuel effeciency. If legislators are serious about reducing fuel consumption and pollution, hybrids should be specifically excluded from the HOV lanes!
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Should the hybrid only lanes become congested, they could always go to hybrid-3. Just need to keep those terrible conventional vehicles OUT
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From an article today about the Top Selling vehicles in the US during January 2007 (based on total # of units sold).

They were: #1 Ford F-Series pick-up, #2 Chevy Silverado & C/K pick-up, #3 Toyota Camry, #4 Toyota Corolla/Matrix, #5 Honda Accord, #6 Chevrolet Impala, #7 Nissan Altima, #8 Dodge Ram Series pick-up, #9 Dodge Caravan, and #10 Honda Civic.

And not a Prius in the bunch.

Doesn't appear that hybirds have caught on just yet. [;)]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NoSUV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 2007 at 1:30pm
Which means that the exclusion of new hybrids from the HOV exemption should be cancelled.
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Nah!
Just load 'em up with 3 people in each Top Seller.
Then, head 'em north on the I-95 HOVs every workday morning!
The grandfathered SSOB Hybrids can just move over to let 'em by! [;)]

[^] Let's move more people in fewer cars. [^]
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[br]Which means that the exclusion of new hybrids from the HOV exemption should be cancelled.



Nope, means you STILL DON'T GET IT! Hybrids get BETTER gas mileage in bumper to bumper traffic than Hwy speeds.

I love that Toyota is now offering 0% financing for the Prius. People finally wised up that $8k more for a Hybrid over a similar car isn't a wise purchase.
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scottt - just out of curiosity, does your car get better mileage at 40 mph or 70 mph?

Or do you just not really get it?
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[^] Let's move more people in fewer cars! (whether the cars are hybrids or not!) [^]
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sluDge - does that make you an advocate for HOV-40, and taking mass transit?
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