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Makers of Gasoline-Electric Cars Look for Ways to Entice Buyers

February 27, 2003

Analysts say hybrid vehicles, which save gas by combining an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, could solve the ongoingfuel-economy debate, as well as cost consumers a lot less at the pump, according to theBut there's a healthy amount of skepticism about whether hybrids will get off the ground, according to the Detroit Free Press.Making the technology easy to understand will be a major barrier, especially for those buyers who confuse hybrids with electric cars, the Free Press said.Automakers, in any case, are gearing up for thetechnology, with the hopes that hybrids will bridge the gap between today's gas-powered vehicles and the ultimate goal of many automakers: vehicles running on hydrogen-powered fuel cells.
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