Electric Cars May Reduce Gasoline Bills

Higher fuel prices are causing some in Alabama to take notice of hybrid-electric cars.

Published: 18-Feb-2003

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It doesn't seem people are buying any less gas these days, but they're certainly not happy about the prices. "It's ridiculous," one driver told WSFA. Prices in Montgomery are as high as a $1.79 per gallon.

For SUV drivers, like Kelly Turner, those gallons add up fast. "It usually costs me at least $50 to fill up and sometimes I don't fill up all the way because I don't like standing out in the cold," Turner said.

A smaller car would go a long way towards reducing your gas bill. And a gasoline/electric hybrid would go even farther. These cars use both gasoline and electricity. The Toyota Prius, for example, gets 52 miles to the gallon. That's twice the mileage of regular gasoline-powered vehicles.



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