Doing the Hybrid Numbers
Last summer, you may recall, gas prices spiked. Depending upon where you lived, and depending on the grade of gas you bought, you may have paid as much as $5 per gallon. Think of it ? a hundred bucks to fill a 20-gallon tank. Naturally, this led to interesting times. People significantly curtailed their driving. Sales of pickups and SUVs crashed to a halt as though those vehicles had careened at full-chat into the walls of Fort Ticonderoga. Sales of thrifty cars, especially hybrid vehicles such as the Prius, took off as if rocket-propelled.