Hybrids Pick Up Steam

Kathleen Pender's column in response to article on hybrid-electric cars.

Published: 06-Mar-2003

People are passionate about their cars, especially when they're hybrids.

My Sunday column on these vehicles, powered by gasoline and electricity, sparked a lot of e-mail from readers.

Many came from hybrid owners extolling the virtues of their high-mileage, low-emission cars. Others came from prospective buyers who had questions about battery life and other issues. One reader wanted to know why eco-friendly Oregon charges twice as much to register a hybrid as a regular car.

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