Range and Vision

Hybrid Cars, Which can go 300 Miles on a Gallon of Gas, Might make more sense then electric

Is the auto industry working with antiquated technology? Energy guru Amory Lovins, co-founder of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Institute, this so. Lovins envisions a futurecar that is neither exclusively gas nor electric powered, but a hybrid car of both. He calls this hybird car a “hypercar,” and is one of his strongest champions. He predicts that hypercars “will be able to drive from New York to Los Angeles on one tank of any fuel. They’ll get 150 to 400 miles per gallon, and could possibly get much more.” The hypercar, he says, will be “studier, safer, sportier, more comfortable, beautiful, durable, and quiet – and just nice than present cars. They may even cost less.”