Plug-In Hybrid Cars and Conversions Gaining Buzz

Even as gas prices hover around $3.80 a gallon, many Americans still drive their gas-hogging SUVs, mini-vans and trucks. Some of these vehicles get as low as 10 to 12 miles per gallon on the highway. The problem is that it is still cheaper to just fill up your tank for $100 than to shell out $25,000 or more to buy a new fuel-efficient car, such as a hybrid Toyota Prius, which uses a combination of gas and electric power.

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