Wisconsin Drivers Warming to Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

While more Americans are being attracted to hybrids for their fuel savings, local dealers advise customers that if they are considering a hybrid, it's good to have reasons beyond wanting to save money on gas, such as environmental factors like producing less emissions.

Published: 17-Jan-2005

RACINE - The car Craig Husch wanted to see at this weekend's New Car Show wasn't parked inside the warm Festival Hall building, but he didn't seem to mind the chilly temperatures outdoors to see it.

The 48-year-old Racine resident warmed quickly to the sticker posted in the window of a silver Toyota Prius.

"I like these," Husch said, pointing to the Prius' fuel economy numbers - 60 miles per gallon in the city and 51 on the highway.

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