A few kind folks let me know the other day that there are many, many other options besides the Toyota Prius for a hybrid car. Thanks, everyone, because I hadn’t really seen much advertising for anything else (except maybe Saturn’s Vue line). Now at least I have a few other companies to look into.
Someone mentioned that a diesel hybrid is just around the corner. Now that’s an interesting option. I don’t really know that much about diesel electric hybrids, so I did a little surfing. Here is a white paper about diesel electric hybrid technology. It sounds like there aren’t many (any?) options yet for the average joe or jane, but hey, if you happen to drive a bus or delivery truck, get on the diesel electric bandwagon! 🙂 Hopefully options for individual car owners will be forthcoming sooner rather than later. The question for me is, will my little “Saturn that could” car of 10 years hold out until then?