New wave of hybrids offer more mean, less green.
According to this Cnews article, newer hybrids are using the additional boost from their gas/electric engines for more acceleration and power. These new hybrid cars barely get better mileage than their non-hybrid counterparts.
"Consumers are enthralled by hybrids because they sip gas and don't guzzle it, and they pollute less," said Dan Becker, director of the Sierra Club's global warming program. "So if you have a hybrid that guzzles and doesn't pollute less, then what are you doing?"
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