NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Unintended consequences

Not all hybrids are equal.
"2006 Lexus RX 400h: The Hybrid Emperor's New Clothes" - "One question lingers after driving the 2006 Lexus RX 400h: How did it come to this, that Toyota is now selling a hybrid gas-electric vehicle with no tangible fuel economy benefits?" (New York Times)
Owners of hybrids can drive in the HOV lanes with a single driver at the wheel in many states. The new transportation bill lets all states to pass legislation allowing hybrid owner to have a free ride in HOV Lanes. The same transportation bill will increase the miles of HOV lanes on I-80. Buy a Lexus RX 400h and drive congestion free on I-80 and SR-50 HOV lanes.

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