High Fuel Costs Lead Drivers to Go Hybrid
By Emily Le Cos - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Indentical twins, Katherine King, left, and Margaret King, both of Oxford, traded their SUVs for Toyota Piruses in the last month. They each save about $350 a month in gas.
Many auto dealers sell fewer SUVs, more fuel-efficient cars
Had Margaret and Katherine King driven to Nashville last month instead of last week, they would have spent $80 at the pump. Instead, they spent $8.
That's because the identical twins from Oxford recently ditched their gas-guzzling SUVs for identical versions of America's top-selling fuel-efficient hybrid, the Toyota Prius. The mid-sized car - which combines a gasoline engine with a battery-powered electric motor - needed just four gallons to make the 275 mile trip.